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Dutch Chocolate Letters

If there was ever a time of year to change your name from Ilka to Wilka, it’s before the fifth of December in the Netherlands, when Sinterklaas brings presents to children. Why would you want to change your nam...
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Stuff Dutch People Eat

We are thrilled to announce that our new cookbook, Stuff Dutch People Eat, is hot off the press (and just in time for all your Sinterklaas and Christmas gift-giving needs)! From the best-selling Stuff Dutch Pe...
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Dutch mermaids spotted

 The first mermaid school for adults has opened in the Netherlands in Zeist, we kid you not. For all you wanna-be mermaids and mermen out there, if you’ve been harbouring a secret desire to grow a tail and chan...
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Papadag (aka “Daddy day”)

A few years ago, a friend of mine from Canada came to visit so I took some time off to show her around Amsterdam. After a couple of hours wandering around the city, she suddenly stopped and blurted out “What’s ...
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16 Dutch Vintage Posters

Dutch artists have created some amazing commercial artwork over the years. Let's take a time machine and go back many decades with the help of these wonderful Dutch vintage posters from years past. 1. That'...
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No. 67: The Sun.

Sun. Glorious sun. Ever notice how the Netherlands is a completely different country when the sun is shining? Seriously. Every year it catches me off guard as the transformation is so instant and extreme. Thi...
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Happy Dutch Cows

Happy Dutch Spring Cows - 'Koeien in de wei' Spring in the Netherlands brings happiness to all of its inhabitants, particularly the cows. After growing up on a dairy farm, I have seen many cows, but never in m...