Sunday, December 31, 2017

Terschelling - Wadden Sea

Terschelling a.k.a the Pearl of the Wadden sea is famous for its pristine nature and its extensive network of cycling paths. Terchelling is also a Unesco natural reserve of great natural beauty and is part of UNESCO's World Heritage Natural sites. 
Willem Barentsz one of the greatest Dutch navigators and Arctic explorers was born in Terschelling.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Joep Beving, from backyard pianist to Spotify star.

Joep Beving from Gelderland was an amateur Dutch musician until his music got published on Spotify. 
His album Solipsism has already reached 85 million on-line streams.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dutch youngster takes on the oceans' plastic soup

Boyan Slat from Delft is a young Dutch scientist/entrepreneur who has come up with an innovative solution to clean up the oceans from the 'plastic-soup'.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Netherlands in 26 iconic objects

In 'The Netherlands in 26 iconic objects' Dutch writers are given the task of writing a short text about an object that is quintessentially Dutch. 
From beer bikes to crockets and from garden gnomes to stroopwafels this is a book about everyday objects and how they capture the Dutch mentality. (buy it here)