Dutch December trip

Three days in Amsterdam and the Hague before Christmas The Dutch holiday season starts with the arrival of Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piets in early December. We arrived a little later, to spend the last three days before Christmas in the holiday decorated streets of Amsterdam and The Hague. We went along canals with light shows, and we… Continue reading Dutch December trip

Dutch destiny report from World War II – added music and an impressive stage set

The hangar theater was filled to the brim, and a speaker voice had just welcomed us to the musical ‘Soldaat Van Oranje’, stressing that for safety reasons we should all remain seated, because we were in a theater designed as a rotating auditorium. Then, a lady started to walk down the aisle, and only after… Continue reading Dutch destiny report from World War II – added music and an impressive stage set

The Extravagant, Fabulous Art Fair (TEFAF) 2015 in Maastricht

Yesterday, I was at the TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) art and antique fair in Maastricht in Southeastern Netherlands. A European crowd puller for ordinary art lovers (like myself), people with fat wallets, and professional buyers. Mostly classic but also contemporary art – about 20 percent, judging from the bulky catalog. I’ve been there… Continue reading The Extravagant, Fabulous Art Fair (TEFAF) 2015 in Maastricht

Dutch bare butt luxury in Wellness Leiden

To celebrate her milestone birthday on February 11th, a friend had invited me and two others to a pleasure experience in Wellness Leiden. We had been told to bring slippers and a towel. I have no experience with wellness centers, and I thought to myself, should I bring a swimsuit? For safety’s sake, I checked… Continue reading Dutch bare butt luxury in Wellness Leiden