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
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
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Dutch Golden Age painters Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, and Vincent Van Gogh from the 1800s. These painters brought the Netherlands to a global leadership position in the arts, and tourists from around the world flock each year to museums in Holland to see the old artists’ famous… Continue reading Can the Dutch still make great art?
A few weeks ago, my husband and I went for a walk and a bite in the so-called Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen. We’ve been there before; in fact I used to live only a few blocks away. However, our time in the Netherlands seems to have affected our perspective: As we strolled through the colorful… Continue reading Almost Dutch Ambience in Christiania, Copenhagen