Tag Archives: Netherlands

Decoding Bosch

For someone who has been dead for five hundred years, Hieronymus Bosch is getting an awful lot of attention these days. The Noordbrabants Museum in the painter’s home town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in southern Netherlands has an exhibition featuring forty of … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve visited Amsterdam. But some how I always seem to miss the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Illuminating the wintery gloom, this colorful event features dozens of light installations scattered throughout the … Continue reading

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Van Gogh on parade

The folks in Zundert, Netherlands are crazy about flowers, Vincent Van Gogh and parades. On the first Sunday of every September they put on a wildly colorful festival to celebrate all three. The event honors the region’s horticultural industry, which specializes … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking

The UK-based hotel booking site Hotels4U produced this amusing infographic that purports to identify the most popular dishes from 28 European countries. What do you think about the choice for your nation? Stroopwafel over pannenkoeken for the Netherlands, really?  

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Starry Night

Bike riding at night can be exciting and liberating, but often just dangerous. Now thanks to Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde nocturnal trips can be magical. He has created a beautiful new illuminated bicycle trail in the town of Nuenen near … Continue reading

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3 Seconds of Art

The southern Dutch city of Breda is home to a unique art gallery experience. The 3sec.gallery is housed in the formerly dim, grey entrance of the Chassé Parking Garage. Launched in July by the Graphic Design Festival Breda, the clever … Continue reading

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Color Studies

One of the joys of visiting the Netherlands during Spring time is the profusion of multicolored tulip fields throughout the nation. Rome-based photographer Simone Sbaraglia took to the air this April to capture the breathtaking hues and vibrant geometry of … Continue reading

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The Original Cool

I was tickled to see that the Netherlands Board of Tourism has revived its 2013 “Original Cool” travel marketing campaign. The three new episodes, which will once again be hosted by Mr. Cool himself, Pim de Koel, are target at … Continue reading

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Stand Up for the Environment

The Netherlands’ government-owned Waternet utilities company has recently placed sets of pee-collecting urinals around Amsterdam (but oddly not in Waterlooplein), with the intention of turning it into fertilizer for the city’s urban roof gardens. The idea derives from the fact that urine … Continue reading

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Cycle City

I freely admit that I’m a big hypocrite when it comes to using my bike for transportation rather than recreation, but I do admire the people of the Netherlands for their steadfast resolve to replace automobile travel with bicycling whenever … Continue reading

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