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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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