Cool Girls

I’m addicted to the YouTube channel Music Video Sins, where they mock the mistakes and stupidity in music videos, but to fully enjoy it, I always watch the full video before the take down. Which lead me to watching Tove Lo’s new video Cool Girl. The pinnacle of womanhood is often considered to be “being … [Read more…]

Brews & Views: Integration vs. Naturalisation

There is a widely held assumption that “inburgeren” translates into “integration.” It doesn’t. It actually means “naturalisation.” And while the concepts may seem similar, there are deep differences. The goal of integration is to bring different parts together into a whole whereas naturalisation aims to confer upon people from outside of a group the knowledge … [Read more…]

The foundation of friendship

A few weeks ago, an English-language newspaper based in Amsterdam sent out a survey request, asking internationals what they thought about making friends with the Dutch. Unsurprising, since amongst internationals living in the Netherlands, the most common complaints are the weather, the food and making friends with Dutch people. Read the rest on Delta.