This gorgeous how-to book brings out all of the rules and norms of cycling in Amsterdam alongside amazing pictures of every day cycling experiences. Get it for anyone who comes to visit and needs a primer before heading out on a bike in the city. Read more.
The Dode Dieren Met Een Verhaal or Dead Animal Tales exhibit started with a literal collision. In 1995, Kees Moeliker, the curator of Natural History Museum Rotterdam in the Netherlands, was sitting at his desk when he heard a noise. A duck had crashed into the museum’s glass facade. It wasn’t the first time he’d … [Read more…]
Internationals in the Netherlands a have been in a tizzy this week about the announced changes to the 30% ruling. A Change.org petition has garnered nearly 8,000 signatures. So what’s all the op hef about? What is it? Qualified highly-skilled migrants are eligible for the so-called 30% ruling wherein you do not pay income tax … [Read more…]
Someone sent me a package. I have no idea who it was or what was in it because it’s never arrived. Instead, I got a notice from Post NL that whoever had sent the package, hadn’t put on sufficient postage. The sender also hadn’t put on a return address. So it was up to me, … [Read more…]
There was this weird Reuters article about anti-expat sentiment in Amsterdam (that seemed more to be anti-tourist sentiment) a few weeks ago and now the Wall Street Journal has a story about anti-EU sentiment. Honestly, maybe people should just stop writing about the sentiment of the Dutch, because they all seem to be wildly off … [Read more…]