All Things Dutch Archive

The Lonely Snowman

  The Painting from Squirt: “A lonely snowman. He cannot find anybody to play with” Squirt’s Painting Or as it is stated in Dutch there: Het schilderij van (Squirt). Er staat een enzame sneeuwpop. Hij kan nieman vinden om

Life in Spring: From the Backyard

We only went out for groceries last weekend, and instead what we came to as we drove to and from our destination was this: It’s that time of the year in the Netherlands. Lots of tulips fields

Spring is here!

Where oh where has the last 14 days go? March is almost, if not already at the half-way point and in the last week, Spring seems to be making its mark just a tad earlier. Its presence

February’s Fabric of Nature

Would you believe it? February just flew by, March swiftly showed up and with that, winter would soon be gone. In this part of the world, we all should be heading for Spring soon enough. Spring! My

Trippin’ on Tulips

Here is an insider’s secret on the best way to buy fresh flowers in the Netherlands: Look out for them “langs de weg” (on the roadside, usually placed in a cart just outside the house). You’d find