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Tag Archives: Netherlands
As I am training to become an art teacher, I monitored a workshop by a classmate. In the classroom were works of art done by the children hanging on all walls and windows. This is the work done by a … Continue reading
There’s a new weekend destination in our country, a zoo-slash-theme-park called Wildlands. An Adventure Zoo. I visited with my son (11) and ofcourse, we were not the only ones. While waiting in an incredible complicated line, I noticed this statue. … Continue reading
Today our son will participate in a sponsorship for a pretty good cause: WATER. Together with the children from his school he will try to raise money for a water project in Zambia (Africa) by skating on ice. They have asked … Continue reading
If in Amsterdam today, you have a unique opportunity to grab a slice of history: Photographer Jimmy Nelson (UK, 1967) is visiting, to promote his book Before They Pass Away, a collection of absolutely mind blowing images of the last … Continue reading
Prince Willem Alexander will be crowned king of The Netherlands this Tuesday, and the entire country is busy with the preparations of the national holiday. In school the children made whole-length portraits of him, his wife Maxima and his mother, … Continue reading
Queen Beatrix will renounce the throne next Tuesday, but…Still full of life! (by Stan) The Netherlands are getting ready to say goodbye to their well loved queen of 33 years, Beatrix. This Tuesday, April 30th, the Royal Family and fans … Continue reading
[april 2013:] Your room is ready! 🙂 After some work and play the front room on the second floor is no longer a shed. Actually, you could sit here, have a drink and watch the world go by. This is … Continue reading
VROAAM! is the annual nationwide career day for creatives, to be held next week March 28th in Amsterdam. The event started out primarily for students and starters, but has become a day where all creatives in the Netherlands (students, seniors … Continue reading