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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…


News: Pier in Scheveningen closed

On October 11th 2013, the municipality of The Hague decided to close the pier in Scheveningen due to fire safety concerns – a decision that…

Current Affairs

News: New Van Gogh Discovered

In September 2013, a recently authenticated Van Gogh masterpiece was presented to the world at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. Although the painting, Sunset at Montmajour,…

One of the beautifully decorated streets in the Canal Ring. (Photo: David Baxendale)

Travel Feature: The ‘Nine Streets’

For The Netherlands, and especially for Amsterdam, 2013 was an extremely important year. Not only did the country get a new king, but the nation’s…

The Santa Claus we all know and love has his roots in The Netherlands (Photo: Steven Zolneczko)

Feature: Santa Claus

He’s made his list, he’s checked it twice, and on the 24th of December, the man in red will be making the rounds, delivering presents…


Column: My first Christmas in Canada

About four weeks before our first Christmas in British Columbia, we noticed that people came to focus their conversations on one particular topic: “Have you…

A pair of wooden shoes decorated with the Frisian flag (Photo: Jetske)

Language: Vibrant Frisian

On September 6th,  Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland, beat Maastricht and Eindhoven in its bid to become European Capital of Culture for…


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