Kinderdijk, the cat and the cradle

Holland; what image comes to mind? Tulips? Indeed. Wooden clogs? That, too. The sublime paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn? Most definitely. Windmills? Oh yes! And probably the Kinderdijk windmills, specifically. Can’t get a more classical Dutch image than this. And I’ll tell you a bit [...]

2018-06-25T14:22:15+01:0025 June 2018|Netherlands, UNESCO World Heritage|

World at a Glance: The Mesdag Panorama – walking into the painting

In the Mesdag Panorama, you step into the painting: a 3D, 360° image of Scheveningen of another era; the people, the beach, and the rough North Sea. You're in a museum - and you're on the beach!

Amsterdam in December

A short post today, with just a few images of Amsterdam in December. The shops are brimming with Christmassy cheer... ... baubles, toys and fancy bags. And colours. Bright, warm colours inviting you in from the cold. I like Amsterdam in winter. Bikes are out [...]

2014-12-25T14:00:51+01:0016 December 2013|Netherlands, Seasonal, current, UNESCO World Heritage|

Container living on Scheveningen Beach

Container living? It might sound dismal, but can actually be cool. As you might know, I like quirky and unusual accommodations. So when I was given a chance to sleep in a shipping container, well, I couldn't turn it down, could I... Outside Den Haag [...]

2017-11-04T22:58:35+01:0024 September 2013|Adventure and sports, hotels & lodgings, Netherlands|

Rotterdam by Instagram

Ah, Rotterdam. It’s been more than 20 years since I saw you for the first time and I must admit I wasn’t impressed. Back then, you had the world’s largest port. These days, it’s relegated to 4th place, surpassed by Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan and Singapore. That’s [...]

2014-07-25T09:19:15+01:0027 May 2013|Art and architecture, Netherlands, Travel photos|
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