Location Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 120 – 1012 SH Amsterdam See map: Google Maps Both equinoxes & full moons influence the way we feel, body and mind alike. Full moons may either leave us a bit depressed and suck our energy, or rather make us feel insanely restless & agitated. Equinoxes too have an impact on nature … Read more Flow & Glow – Spring Equinox & Full Moon edition
Location Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 120 – 1012 SH Amsterdam See map: Google Maps Every year, about 140,000 children are admitted at the emergency department after they’ve had an accident at home, most of them being less than 4 years old. Half of their injuries are caused by a fall which can cause trauma to the head, … Read more First Aid to Baby & Child Course (The Red Cross)
For most Dutch people this location is iconic. It is located in ‘De Bijlmerbajes’ or the former prison located in the area called ‘De Bijlmer’. There is also an official name, but you can Google that. It is now being torn down for housing purposes. But the building is now being used by several businesses and … Read more A Beautiful Mess – Dining in a prison
Anywhere I go, I need to find a trustworthy bookstore to feel at home. In Amsterdam it was easy. You might think that Amsterdam, as the capital of The Netherlands, is not the ideal place for English language books. There is, however, a place that will defy your expectations. The American Book Centre, right on bustling … Read more American Book Centre – Three-storey book heaven
Hopefully, by the time you start reading this article, you are already looking forward to get acquainted with Dutch theatre. If not, read this one first, because I’m about to explain you the next step in this enterprise (in case you want to make the experience lighter on your wallet). # 1 – You hop onto http://lastminuteticketshop.nl/ … Read more Last Minute Ticket Shop – Go watch a show!
Eerdere blogs Eerder schreven we al over het portret van Theo van Gogh dat Donovan in 2004 had geschilderd. En in 2015 kwamen de omstandigheden al eens aan de orde waaronder Donovan in 2006 het uitzicht op de Prins Hendrikkade schilderde, vanaf het dak van het inmiddels gesloopte Pakketpostgebouw.
De eerste zin grijpt me meteen. ‘Die man was fantastisch!’ zegt de bejaarde gids die de bezoekers tijdens Open Monumentendag wegwijs maakt in het Drentse Veenhuizen. Als lezer denk je dan direct: daar zal wel een addertje onder het gras zitten. Dat blijkt ook zo te zijn, maar Sens blijft genuanceerd. Ze laat verschillende kanten … Read more De kolonieman
I can tell you, Amsterdam is amazing, but it does have one or two little problems. First: everything is so beautiful and curated that you might have difficulties in finding something authentic. The second is related to the first: Amsterdammers are great in marketing, which, again, doesn’t help the overall experience if what you’re seeking … Read more Latei – Coffee, vintage & rock’n’roll
Strolling along the Spiegelgracht is a feast for the eyes — shops, locals, bikes, tourists. Tucked between the Rijksmuseum and the Prinsengracht, this peculiar shop stands out, with its stripped canopy and wooden boxes at the entrance. There’s nothing especially remarkable about it at first sight, until one sets their eyes on the contents of the boxes: … Read more Antiquariaat Hoogkamp – The best souvenir
Do I see a frowning face staring at the words Ping Pong Night? Trust me, whenever I have taken frowned faces to a Ping-Pong night at OT301 in Amsterdam, the frowns have turned to grins in a split second. Imagine thirty people around a ping pong table, beers in hand, taking turns to strike the ball until … Read more OT301 – Ping-pong night