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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…

The Dutch House Museum in New Castle, Delaware

Tracks & Traces: Historic New Castle Delaware

The state of Delaware enjoys a rich history. It was the first state to ratify the Constitution, it was home to the renowned Revolutionary War…


Interview: Expat rights activist Eelco Keij

Eelco Keij’s political career was catapulted after he took the initiative to organize a meeting in New York to discuss the efforts of the Dutch…

Current Affairs

Column: The mass trek south

A word to the wise: if you’re planning a trip to The Netherlands this summer, avoid driving anywhere at any time on July 5th, July…


Place: Staphorst

Staphorst is a town with a strong sense of tradition. It is one of the few places in The Netherlands where people still wear traditional…


Died: Leo Vroman

Leo Vroman was born in 1915 into a middle-class Jewish family in Gouda – his father was a science teacher; his mother taught mathematics. After…

The Netherlands American Cemetary and Memorial at Margraten (Photo: Poldi Rijke)

Feature: Enduring Gratitude

At The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, nestled within the picturesque town of Margraten, 8,301 soldiers rest peacefully in their graves. Each played a role…

New Netherland with a view of New Amsterdam by 17th century mapmaker Nicolaas Visscher

Feature: How Nieuw Nederlandt became New York

The Dutch were busy establishing their own colony about the same time Jamestown was getting underway, and a full decade before the Pilgrims happened upon…

Oliestel, by Rosemary Sloot

Column: Verbatim

In our March/April 2012 issue, I wrote a review of a very special art exhibition that had just opened in Burlington, Ontario. It was called…

Primatologist Frans de Waal (Photo: Dave Hansen)

Interview: Primatologist Frans de Waal

Primatologist Frans de Waal is the only Dutchman who has made it to Time Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential People’ list. In his work, he…


Letter: Dutch Heritage

DUTCH, the magazine is very interesting and well written. It gives my grandchildren some insight into their heritage. L. Sayers Toronto, Ontario  …

The ceiling of Eise Eisinga's planetarium in Franeker. (Photo courtesy of Koninklijk Eise Eisinga Planetarium)

Feature: The solar system in a canal house

The Frisian town of Franeker has a magnificent town hall dating back to the end of the 16th century. But this is not what attracts…

Old Dutch cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey (photo: Ryan Vaarsi)

Tracks and Traces: The extinction of Jersey Dutch

Like animal and plant species, languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. Although we cannot blame that on global warming, the trappings of modern…


Letter: War Brides

I subscribe to DUTCH and saw the photograph of the ship with war brides. My sister is in the picture. It brought tears to my…


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