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Travel Feature: Groningen, vibrant city of the north

Because of its renowned universities, richly intellectual atmosphere and bustling nightlife, the city of Groningen attracts a large number of national and international students and…

Jan Lievens, Self Portrait

Arts Feature: Better than Rembrandt, at least for a while

Though today he is nowhere nearly as legendary as Rembrandt, child prodigy Jan Lievens was, for a time, a much bigger deal. Lievens, who was…

Photo: Anastasia Malkin

Place: Amsterdam’s EYE Film Museum

Until very recently, after arriving at Amsterdam’s Central Station, one would always exit on the south side, the side facing the city. The north exit…

Kniepertjes (Foto: Marianne van Erker)

Feature: Dutch New Year celebrations in 18th and 19th century America

Seventeenth-century Dutch settlers who founded the Dutch colony of New Netherland, a huge area wedged between New England and Virginia, brought with them not only…

Kniepertjes (Foto: Marianne van Erker)

Recipe: New Year’s cakes

The combination of caraway seed and orange zest makes these cookies very special. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup light-brown sugar, packed ¼ teaspoon…

Tiny's ID-Card, the hated 'persoonsbewijs'.

Feature: The Final Year of the War through the eyes of two Dutch women

Seventy years ago World War II entered its final phase. We will follow events in The Netherlands during those last grueling months through the eyes…


Travel Feature: Utrecht – A winter fairy tale come to light

A light dusting of snow on the tracery of the Gothic cathedral dedicated to St. Martin. Canals framed by white wharves below and white streets…

Canadian war bride Hendrika Lukkien (Image: Bev Tosh).

Letter: looking for Dutch War Brides

Dear Publisher, My name is Olga Rains, and I am a Dutch War Bride. You did a story about my husband Lloyd; he passed away…


News: Successful opening of Frisian play in Ontario

Pier21’s play Ja-Mei-My, which loosely translates to ‘Yeah, it’s me’ is a portrayal of the relationships between family members of different generations. Lighthearted, but not…


News: KLM visits Toronto with retiring MD-11

Today KLM paid a special visit to Toronto Pearson Airport’s Street Festival. KLM is the last airline to fly the MD-11 passenger jet, which was…

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Travel Feature: Valkenburg

A drive to the southernmost tip of The Netherlands on a warm summer’s day this past June almost fooled me into thinking I had taken…


Place: Broek in Waterland

‘Waterland’ is a region just north of Amsterdam, comprising, among others, the towns of Volendam, Edam, Monnickendam and Purmerend. One can imagine that in a…


News: Pier 21 brings Ja-Mei-My to Canada

After successfully debuting De Emigrant (2013) internationally, Pier21 is proud to present JA-MEI-MY (YES-IT’S-ME) in Ontario, Canada this autumn. Acting couple, Klaasje Postma (Beppe Tryntsje,…


Travel Feature: The famous ‘Cuyp’

A walk through the Albert Cuyp market  in Amsterdam on any given Saturday, one of the busiest days, is quite an experience. Approximately 260 stalls…


Music: The Beach Boys in Baambrugge

The Beach Boys visited The Netherlands in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, playing concerts in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Groningen, as well as appearing on…


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