What’s in a name? The new tourist map of Amsterdam

It’s komkommertijd here in the Netherlands, but rather than making up Dutch cultural traditions, we’re encouraging tourists to see more of Amsterdam. Yes, journalist Jelmer Visser, fed up with the constant expansion that the city of Amsterdam seems to grant itself, created a tourist map of the Netherlands — from the perspective of the Amsterdam tourism board. You think it’s … [Read more…]

Social Housing

There’s not enough housing in the Netherlands and, what is available, is too expensive. It’s a common complaint among not just internationals living in the Netherlands, but also the Dutch themselves. This was originally published in ACCESS Magazine.