In and around the Netherlands 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

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

Green Day Radio Revolution 2017

7 years later and there we were punk-rocking it all out to Green Day once again since we last saw them in Bangkok (2010); this time all the way in the Netherlands, Mecca of Live Concerts last week.  Gotta