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  • Dutch Foreign Minister Reports Progress in Inquiry Into Downing of Malaysian Jetliner

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    28 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    All but two of the victims in the downing of Flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine last summer have been identified, Bert Koenders said.
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  • Many Dutch Children Go to School Hungry and Dirty

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    4 May 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Many hundreds of Dutch school children come to school without having eaten breakfast, unwashed and in tattered clothes.  These results were taken from research conducted by RTL on Dutch elementary schools.  160 elementary schools reported a total of 1,100 cases of children which do not get their basic needs met at home, such as enough food and decent clothes.  When they arrive to school, they are not bathed and their teeth are not brushed.  The 160 schools have mentioned that they have 1-20 such children in their school. The phenomenon is nationwide.  Poverty often…
  • Dutch people not eating enough fruits and veggies

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    28 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    The Dutch do not eat enough fruit, vegetables and fish. About a quarter of the population meets the recommended amounts.
  • EURGBP Resistance eyed 100 day sma near 0.7433 - Rabobank

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    5 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    FITITOL--> <br>FXStreet (Guatemala) - Jane Foley, Senior Currency Strategist at Rabobank explained, with political issues aside, they have been arguing that sterling has found good support ...
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  • Many Dutch Children Go to School Hungry and Dirty

    4 May 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Many hundreds of Dutch school children come to school without having eaten breakfast, unwashed and in tattered clothes.  These results were taken from research conducted by RTL on Dutch elementary schools.  160 elementary schools reported a total of 1,100 cases of children which do not get their basic needs met at home, such as enough food and decent clothes.  When they arrive to school, they are not bathed and their teeth are not brushed.  The 160 schools have mentioned that they have 1-20 such children in their school. The phenomenon is nationwide.  Poverty often…
  • New Book: Dutch Children Increasingly Narcissistic

    3 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Jan Derksen, professor of clinical psychology at the Radboud University, in Nijmegen, has published a new book.  In it, he claims that Dutch children are becoming increasingly narcissistic, and are no longer used to dealing with reality.  They are used to being brought by car to their piano courses or to the sports club.  They no longer need to bicycle through the rain.  According to Derksen, the fact that they are so spoiled, and cannot weather misfortune, are the main reasons why the mental healthcare costs of Dutch society have doubled from 3 to 6 billion euros per…
  • Freedom Party: Groningen Should Forbid Hate-Imam from Preaching

    3 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    The Saudi hate-Imam, Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani, is scheduled to hold a sermon on May 5th, on Dutch National Liberation Day, in Groningen.  He has been invited to speak by the Islamic Center of Groningen.  The local Freedom Party wants the municipality to forbid this, saying, “he gets one day after Memorial Day, and on National Liberation Day, the opportunity to live out his hatred against Jews and Christians.”
  • People Suffering from Noise Pollution from Air Traffic Sue the Dutch Government

    2 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    About 180 people who live in Schinveld, close to the AWACS airport in Gelsenkircen over the German border, are taking the Dutch government to court over the amount of noise pollution generated by the airport. Each plaintiff is suing for 1,500 euros per year. As the noise concerns a significant number of years, the total amount of the claim is 8 million euros. The claim is based on earlier payments to people living close to Schipol Amsterdam airport, and Maastricht-Aachen airport.
  • Hate-Sheikh Gave Anti-Western Sermon in Helmond

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    It has now become known that on April 24th, Sheikh Abdelhamid Aynelhavyat spoke at the local mosque in Helmond and incited against the West including attacks on democracy.  He said, inter alia, that the streets of Helmond are full of nudity and when you go out you see Muslim women wearing “mini-mini-mini-skirts”.
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  • May 4, 2015 - Week 32

    4 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Hello friends of the world! Ah man, on this my first day in my second decade on the planet earth I wish to express my heartfelt love for you all and for this wonderful work we call missionary work! Haha but seriously, I’ve had one of the best birthdays/weeks ever!  Starting off with Monday, Koningsdag, or King’s Day, was a great success! We had an “army” of about 10 missionaries, all of us wearing the beautiful national color orange, and we went to the free market to spread the gospel! People on this day perform music in the park, sell clothes, baked goods, you name…
  • Angry young man...

    4 May 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Angry young man… @knikmanav: Students protesting against the management of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. #Street #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
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    4 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Not everywhere in the Netherlands you will find these beautiful empty fields full with flowers. But, if you know where to find them, you will. Amazingly colored flowerfields in the North of Holland. And as a finishing touch, a dutch mill … via 500px
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  • New Book on ECHR and European Consensus

    5 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Surrey), who has guest posted on this blog before, has just published a new book on one of the areas in which he is a specialist, the notion of European consensus in the case-law of the Court. The book, entitled 'European Consensus and the Legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights', was published with Cambridge University Press. It does not just build on jurisprudence, but includes findings from a large numbers of interviews with the ECHR judges themselves. This is the abstract:In order to be effective, international tribunals should be…
  • Call for Tenders on Support to ECHR Effectiveness at National Level

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    The Council of Europe has issued a call for tenders to evaluate the effectiveness of the Council of Europe support to the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level. The consultancy will focus on the following countries: Bulgaria, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'. Here is the announcement of the tender:The Directorate of Internal Oversight is pleased to inform you that it intends to avail itself of consultants’ services for the evaluation of ‘effectiveness of the Council of Europe…
  • Five New Judges Elected to the Court

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    This week the Parliamentary Assembly elected five new judges to serve on the European Court of Human Rights, in respect of Finland, Austria, Ireland, Andorra, and Liechtenstein. This will mean a renewal of part of the Court, but also a loss of experience. Especially the stepping back of Josep Casadevall (Andorra), one of the Court's vice-presidents and serving on the Court since 1996(!), will be felt.The new judges (three women, two men) are (links to full press release and CV for each person included): * Pauliine Koskelo, judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of…
  • Summer School Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    The universities of Bologna and Strasbourg and King's College London are again co-organising a Summer School on "The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe". The Summer School is held from 28 June to 3 July in the castle of the beautiful Rocca di Bertinoro. This is the description the organisers provided:The Summer School aims to provide graduates, practitioners and young researchers (Ph.D. candidates) with an in depth background of the protection of fundamental rights at European level. The general courses are about the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Charter of Fundamental…
  • Conference on ECHR and General International Law

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    The European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law are jointly organising a conference on "The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law". The conference will be held on 5 June in the building of the European Court in Strasbourg. The programme includes presentations by a large number of judges from the Court itself, as well as from colleagues from the International Court of Justice, and a number of leading scholars of human rights and public international law. You can find more information on the conference, including on how to register…
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  • Dolphin Sniffing

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:41 am
    Do I Like Dolphin? No, I don’t like dolphin I’m going Backward and forward through thousands of photo’s I have made in the past and am still making. As a retiree I have much more time for this hobby than before and I discover little gems each day. These two were made during a stroll in December 2007 along the northern beach of Terschelling. It was after a hefty storm and still windy. That all was probably too much for this baby dolphin that had landed on the beach. Seagulls had feasted already on its dead body  and the dog asked himself apparently: “Do I Like…
  • SS Oceanic – Dutch Design (66)

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    SS Oceanic Becoming a member of PicFair inspires me to go through old photo’s to see if they are still of any interest. At wikipedia I found out the ship was built in Italy in 1965 But at SS Maritime I found out something really interesting: It seems the design was of Dutch a designer of Maatschappij de Schelde. A huge yard at Vlissingen. Question – “Who Really Designed The Oceanic”? By William Vandersteel – Alpine, NJ – USA Little known history behind the identity of the original designers of the SS Oceanic, steadfastly denied by the Italian shipbuilder and the…
  • Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Tuesday, March 24, 2015Amsterdam Expands in the 17th Century is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Minka

    15 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Minka from Birdling Films on Vimeo. A poetic documentary found on Made with Kickstarter, a series by the New York Times, about a Japanese farmhouse, taken apart an rebuilt by an American Journalist, John Roderick, Japanese and China correspondent for the Associated Press and his Japanese adopted son. Minka is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter? Last update: Sunday, March 15, 2015Minka is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 I took this photo of the painting of the Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 by Hendrik Willem Mesdag in the Groninger Museum. I’m not sure whether the painting belongs to its collection or not. I took the photo to use it for a post here about Hendrik Willem Mesdag, an important Dutch painter of the The Hague School. We have a panorama in The Hague, Panorama Mesdag and we have the Mesdag Collection in The Hague, a small museum which consists of his former home and studio’s, but also of the small museum he built himself for his own art…
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  • Far Cry 4: Complete Edition komt er aan

    6 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Via Amazon Duitsland lekte uit dat er een Far Cry 4: Complete Edition komt. De editie bevast naast de basisgame ook Season Pass.  De Season pass bestond uit vijf DLC. De Complete Edition zou op 19 juni verschijnen voor pc en PS4. Over...
  • Duidelijkheid over Tales of Zestiria in juni

    5 May 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Eén van de grootste vragen met betrekking tot Tales of Zestiria is uiteraard of er wel of niet een PlayStation 4-versie komt. Sinds het gerucht naar bovenkwam, is deze ook niet meer verdwenen. In geheel nieuwe stijl reageert...
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 aangekondigd met Star Wars-werelden

    5 May 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Disney heeft Disney Infinity 3.0 aangekondigd met een trailer. Wat meteen duidelijk wordt, is het feit dat Star Wars een grote rol gaat spelen. Met drie Play Sets, die elk een deel van het universum weergeven, is er voor de fans van...
  • Hearthstone bereikt mijlpaal van dertig miljoen spelers

    5 May 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is een gratis kaartspel waar je de strijd aangaat met de legendarische figuren uit, hoe kan het ook anders, Warcraft. De game verscheen 14 maart vorig jaar op pc en is sindsdien ook beschikbaar gekomen op...
  • Kritiek oud-premier Major op Cameron uitgelekt

    5 May 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Eén dag voor de Lagerhuisverkiezingen is de Britse premier David Cameron ernstig in verlegenheid gebracht. Partijgenoot en oud-premier John Major uit flinke kritiek op de prestaties van Cameron. Dat deed hij op 28 april tijdens een...
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  • 'Geen gebruik chroomverf meer in Leeuwarden'

    6 May 2015 | 12:42 am
    In de spuitcabine op de vliegbasis in Leeuwarden wordt voorlopig niet meer gewerkt met de omstreden chroom-6 verf. Dat heeft minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasscheart verklaard tegenover het Friesch Dagblad. Uit onderzoek van het Commando Dienstencentra (CDC) blijkt dat de kankerverwekkende stof onvoldoende kan worden afgevoerd. Dat schrijft de krant vandaag.
  • 'Met hulp van NSA verijdelde aanslagen België bestonden niet'

    6 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    Generaal-majoor Eddy Testelmans van de Belgische militaire inlichtingendienst SGR is de fout ingegaan met een uitspraak over verijdelde aanslagen. Testelmans beweerde in 2013 dat er drie aanslagen in België waren verijdeld dankzij informatie van de Amerikaanse geheime dienst NSA. Dat blijkt niet het geval, meldde de Belgische krant De Tijd vandaag.
  • Doodstraf voor vier daders lynchpartij Afghaanse vrouw

    6 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    Een Afghaanse rechter heeft vandaag vier mannen ter dood veroordeeld voor hun rol bij de lynchpartij van een vrouw. De vrouw werd in maart in Kabul midden op straat omgebracht. Ze werd er ten onrechte van beschuldigd een koran te hebben verbrand.
  • Mayweather biedt Pacquiao nieuw gevecht aan

    5 May 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Als het aan Floyd Mayweather ligt, zal hij binnen een jaar nogmaals de ring in stappen om te boksen tegen Manny Pacquiao. De Amerikaan die zaterdag het 'Gevecht van de Eeuw' won van de Filipijn heeft dit dinsdag (plaatselijke tijd) laten weten aan Stephen A. Smith, een journalist van de Amerikaanse sportzender ESPN. ,,Ik zal binnen een jaar tijd nog een keer tegen hem vechten, na zijn operatie'', aldus Mayweather in een sms aan Smith.
  • Russisch rapport MH17: BUK-raket vanuit Oekraïens gebied

    5 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Ingenieurs van de Russische defensie-industrie hebben een rapport opgesteld over de ramp met vlucht MH17 in Oekraïne. Uit hun onderzoek blijkt dat het vliegtuig is neergeschoten met een BUK-raket, mogelijk vanuit een gebied dat onder controle was van het Oekraïense leger. De Russische activistische krant Novaja Gazeta besteedt in de woensdageditie uitgebreid aandacht aan het onderzoek.
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  • 'Duitse politie voorkomt aanslagen extreem-rechts'

    6 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    De Duitse politie heeft mogelijk aanslagen voorkomen op asielzoekerscentra en moskeeën in het land. Agenten vielen vanochtend in verscheidene deelstaten binnen bij leden van de extreem-rechtse groep Old School Society (OSS). De politie heeft serieuze aanwijzingen dat de organisatie aanslagen wilde plegen, meldt Der Spiegel.Een speciale eenheid heeft drie mannen en een vrouw gearresteerd. Volgens de politie zijn het kopstukken van OSS. De extreem-rechtse groep werd een half jaar geleden opgericht en wordt door justitie in Duitsland gezien als een terroristische organisatie. Volgens Der…
  • 'Privélease auto lang niet altijd gunstig'

    5 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Privé een auto leasen: dit fenomeen wordt steeds populairder. Al 20.000 consumenten zouden op die manier autorijden. Maar de Vereniging Auto van de Zaak (VAZ) waarschuwt voor valkuilen: "Lees goed de kleine lettertjes in het contract."De vereniging beoordeelde elf contracten van leasemaatschappijen op 40 verschillende punten. Vooral bij voortijdige beëindiging van het contract en bij het inleveren van de auto kunnen particulieren voor onaangename verrassingen komen te staan.Voorzitter Martin Huisman van de VAZ: "Als je de auto inlevert, hanteren sommige maatschappijen wel een 'boete' van…
  • Doodstraf voor lynchen Afghaanse vrouw

    5 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    In Afghanistan zijn vier mannen veroordeeld tot de doodstraf voor hun rol bij de brute moord op een vrouw in het centrum van Kabul.De 27-jarige Farkhunda werd in maart door een woedende menigte met stokken doodgeslagen, in brand gestoken en daarna in een rivier gegooid, omdat ze een koran zou hebben verbrand. Later bleek dat ze dat niet gedaan had.ProtestenIn totaal stonden 49 mensen terecht voor de dood van Farkhunda, onder wie 19 politieagenten. Acht verdachten moeten 16 jaar de cel in en 18 anderen werden vrijgesproken. De overige verdachten horen zondag welke straf ze krijgen.De dood van…
  • 'Oude taxiregels kosten geld en zijn overbodig'

    5 May 2015 | 11:39 pm
    De taxibranche vindt het een goed idee om de taxiregels te versoepelen. "De oude regels leiden tot hogere kosten en zijn overbodig geworden door nieuwe mogelijkheden", zegt Hubert Andela van KNV Taxi. Hij denkt dat de nieuwe regels van staatssecretaris Mansveld voor de chauffeur en de klant positief uitpakken.In de plannen van de staatssecretaris verdwijnt onder meer de ritbon, de verplichte taximeter en de papieren vergunning uit de taxi. Mansveld wil daarmee overbodige regels schrappen en innovatie bevorderen. Zo moet het makkelijker worden voor nieuwe aanbieders om op de markt te komen. Op…
  • Russen: MH17 vanuit Oekraïne-gebied neergeschoten

    5 May 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Een nieuw Russisch rapport concludeert dat vlucht MH17 waarschijnlijk is neergeschoten vanaf een gebied dat gecontroleerd werd door het Oekraïense leger. De Russische krant Novaja Gazeta heeft het geheime rapport in handen, dat is opgesteld door anonieme experts uit de defensie-industrie van Rusland. De onderzoekers stellen dat de MH17 met een BUK-raket is neergehaald en sluiten uit dat dit vanuit een gebied met separatisten is gebeurd. De Russen concluderen dat het toestel niet vanaf de separatisten-plaats Snizjne werd beschoten, omdat dat niet zou kloppen met de beschadigingen aan het…
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  • Komst omstreden imam afgeblazen

    6 May 2015 | 12:33 am
    De omstreden imam Adil al-Kalbani komt toch niet naar Utrecht. De moskee Essalaam in Hooggraven had hem uitgenodigd, maar trekt de uitnodiging in vanwege 'maatschappelijke onrust'.
  • Ancellotti vraagt om geduld

    6 May 2015 | 12:33 am
    Real Madrid-trainer Carlo Ancelotti weet zeker dat zijn ploeg zich gaat plaatsen voor de finale van de Champions League. De Italiaan weet dat geduld vereist is tegen Juventus na het 2-1 verlies in Turijn.
  • Dagfoto: Lente

    6 May 2015 | 12:32 am
    Als het in de mensenwereld ook eens zo zou kunnen? Lente en tolerantie, een feest om te zien.
  • Bedreiger conducteur opgepakt

    6 May 2015 | 12:28 am
    Een 29-jarige man uit Zaltbommel is gearresteerd nadat hij maandagavond in de trein van Tiel naar Utrecht een conducteur had bedreigd.
  • Uitslag Stelling: Steun voor kantoorwoningen

    6 May 2015 | 12:24 am
    „Nood breekt wet, doen dus.” Ruim driekwart van de deelnemers aan de Stelling van de Dag juicht het plan van minister Blok (Wonen) toe om meer leegstaande kantoren te verbouwen tot huurappartementen.
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  • Herman de Vries laat ook in Venetië natuur kunst maken

    Sandra Smallenburg
    6 May 2015 | 12:29 am
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  • Russische ingenieurs: MH17 neergehaald door Boek-raket

    Sam de Voogt
    6 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    MH17 is neergehaald door een Boek-raket. Dat schrijven Russische ingenieurs in een geheim rapport dat in handen is van de Russische krant Novaja Gazeta. Volgens de ingenieurs, die werken in de Russische defensie-industrie, is de raket niet afgeschoten vanuit een gebied dat op dat moment werd bezet door pro-Russische separatisten. De Russen zouden hun conclusies hebben getrokken aan de hand van foto’s van brokstukken en satellietbeelden. Ze concluderen dat de raket niet kan zijn afgeschoten vanuit Snizjne, dat op dat moment in handen was van de rebellen. De beschadigingen van het…
  • PostNL denkt na over toekomst buitenlandse activiteiten

    Eva Smal
    5 May 2015 | 11:31 pm
    PostNL gaat de komende maanden kijken of alle buitenlandse activiteiten nog wel bij het bedrijf passen. Reden is dat de regels per land alsmaar veranderen, waardoor het voor het postbedrijf moeilijk werken is. Dat maakte topvrouw Herna Verhagen vandaag bekend bij de eerstekwartaalcijfers. PostNL is naast Nederland actief in Duitsland, Italië en Groot-Brittannië. Een paar dagen geleden maakte PostNL nog bekend dat een samenwerkingsverband in dat laatste land spaak is gelopen. Partner LDC trok zich terug vanwege de “alsmaar wijzigende postmarkt en de complexiteit van de regels”.
  • Geloof jij die tandpastareclame echt?

    Anouk van Kampen
    5 May 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Stralende tanden, glanzende lippen. Reclames beloven van alles, maar maken ze het ook echt waar? En wie controleert dat eigenlijk? NRC Q sloeg aan het testen. Lees verder op…Lees meer over: blondshampoo, claims, cosmetica, John Frieda, lipstick, longlasting lipstick, Prodent, producttest, reclame, Reclame Code Commissie, Rimmel, test
  • Afghaanse rechter: doodstraf voor vier betrokkenen bij moord op vrouw Kabul

    Sterre van der Hee
    5 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    De rechtbank in Kabul, Afghanistan, heeft vier mensen ter dood veroordeeld voor hun betrokkenheid bij de lynchpartij van een 27-jarige Afghaanse vrouw in Kabul. In totaal stonden 49 verdachten, van wie 19 politieagenten, terecht in verband met de moord, schrijft persbureau Reuters. Acht verdachten moeten zestien jaar de cel in, achttien mensen kwamen vrij. De overige verdachten staan zondag terecht. Rechter Safiullah Mujaddidi tijdens de hoorzitting: De moord op Farkhunda De vrouw, Farkhunda, werd in maart in Kabul door een menigte met stokken geslagen, overreden en in brand gestoken, omdat…
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  • Spanish museums feuding over Bosch painting

    4 May 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Two Spanish museums, both located in Madrid, the Prado Museum and the newly built Museum of Royal Collections, are having a ‘Mexican standoff’ that involves fighting over four paintings, including the world-famous tryptich ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Dutch medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch. The new museum is scheduled to open in 2016 and has been told by many experts that it won’t attract the number of visitors expected with the pieces it currently has in its possession. The Spanish royal family have owned the Bosch painting since 1593 and had it restored…
  • Rotterdam train station attracts gate jumping

    4 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    On May 1st Rotterdam Central Station proudly announced that only travellers who check in with their public transport chip cards are allowed in the hall of the train station, which until then had been open to nearby employees out to grab some lunch and the likes. Safety was the main reason given, since crimes against train staff have been on the rise for a while and this was supposed to help. Watch the video below though if you want to see train station staff attacking the press. Due to the low height of the gates, anyone who excels at gate jumping can get by without paying a fare very easily,…
  • Homemade lollipop kit with your own ingredients

    3 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Dutch designer Tessa Geuze presented a lollipop-making kit during Milan Design Week 2015 a few weeks ago as a member of the The Tomorrow Collective, a group of students who showcased a range of products and tools ‘inspired by past knowledge of how to grow, make and be’. Geuze’s ‘Something Sweet’ kit features the components required for a miniature sweet factory including aluminium lollipop moulds, scoops, heat-proof mitts, and a display stand that also serves as a storage box for the utensils. She produced the kit as a way for people to make lollipops using…
  • Rules for flying drones still bad for businesses, for now

    1 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    While private citizens have been allowed to fly drones of less than 4 kg as they please, business people like journalists need to wait six weeks to get a permit, take expensive lessons for months and ask permission from various government agencies. Not following these rules could mean thousands of euro in fines for business use. However, as of June 1st, the rules will be relaxed for the police, fire brigade and emergency services. In the mean time, the press and surely other business people continue to use light drones hoping not to get caught. As of 1 October the rules for flying drones in…
  • Salt water crops farmed on Texel island

    30 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    A team of farmers on the island of Texel are successfully farming salt water potatoes and other crops, as a sustainable solution for the increasing lack of viable farming land around the world. Project ‘Salty Potato Farm’ was started some 10 years ago by team leader and farmer Mark van Rijsselberghe. Supported by the University of Amsterdam, the team has apparently planted 30 types of potatoes. Van Rijsselberghe says that, “anything that dies in the saline environment is abandoned, and anything that lives we try to follow up on.” Experimental crops of carrots,…
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  • Deventer History Museum

    Jan M.
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:53 pm
    If you find yourself in Deventer, be sure to check out the Deventer History Museum that since its opening in 1915 has been a pride and glory of this marvelous city. Located in monumental building Waag (Weighing-house), it holds the memory of the city’s vivid past. Even though the museum is not very large, it will attract your attention with interesting content, antiquities, and such exhibitions with which much larger museums can boast of. The Deventer History Museum makes a lasting impression on all who visit it. A hidden gem it is, the museum delivers entertainment as well as education to…
  • De Bolwerksmolen, the Stronghold Sawmill of Deventer

    Jan M.
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:11 am
    The greenery and flatness of Dutch lowlands, broken only by the bright, lively colors of tulips and the height of the towering windmills, attract people from all over the globe, to come, see, admire and take in the gentle beauty of the Netherlands’ countryside. Following the biking mill route in the province of Overijssel, or taking a stroll on the riverbank of the city of Deventer, you may run across a 150-year-old windmill called Bolwerksmolen by the locals, a beautiful, wooden landmark on the bank of the Ijseel River. History De Bolwerksmolen was built in 1863 by two brothers, Abraham…
  • The 8 most impressive castles in the Netherlands

    Jan M.
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    The Netherlands has had some pretty impressive castles throughout history. Many of these medieval castles have not survived, but luckily there are still some beautiful castles still worth a visit.  These castles that you can still visit serve a purpose as this is the only way to preserve them as it costs quite a lot of money.  For example some of them serve as a museum, hotel and others as a location for events like weddings and fairs.  Let’s get on with the list, here’s the 8 most impressive castles in the Netherlands: 1. Muiderslot Castle Muiderslot castle is an impressive…
  • 18 stunningly beautiful pictures of Amsterdam

    Jan M.
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Amsterdam is beautiful and loved by many professional and amateur photographers, so there’s many pictures floating around on the internet… not all of them are gems, but most are certainly enjoyable to look at. Because there’s so many pictures of the city I decided to have  look and see if I can make a cool collection of what I think are among the best pictures of Amsterdam out there. I’ve picked out 18 of the most stunning photo’s I could find. I’m quite sure you’ll be amazed! 1. I really love the lights on the bridges:P   2. The Amsterdam…
  • 14 Reasons to visit the Netherlands in Spring!

    Jan M.
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    Spring is a lovely time to visit the Netherlands! The days are getting longer, the flowers make for beautiful sights and you can sit and enjoy a beer outside until late in the evening…. ok maybe in the beginning of spring a patio heater may be nice to make sure you’re warm enough but there will be plenty of days you can do without:) Want to know why you should visit the Netherlands in spring? Here you go: 1.  Tulips 2. Tulips and Mills 3. Take your bike out to the park 4. Pick nick in the Vondelpark 5. Even the cows are happier in spring! 6. A river of flowers 7. Drink a cold one…
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  • Andere mensen mee laten kijken met Periscope

    Patrick Mackaaij
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Twitter kocht Periscope in januari 2015. Nieuws verspreidt zich al jaren razendsnel via Twitter. Foto’s waren daar een krachtige toevoeging op. Een foto zegt immers meer dan 1.000 woorden. Met Periscope kan iedere Twitter-gebruiker met een druk op de knop live video uitzenden en door de ogen van iemand anders zien wat er gebeurt. De slogan van Periscope is: Explore the world in real time through someone else’s eyes. Ze proberen zo teleporteren te benaderen. De kwaliteit van video van smartphones is tegenwoordig prima en bandbreedte is met 4G ook geregeld. Houdt rekening met…
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  • Portuguese Synagogue Amsterdam

    4 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors The Portuguese Israeli Synagogue, also known as the Esnoga (Ladino: אסנוגה), or Snoge, is a late 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam, completed in 1675. Esnoga is the Ladino word for synagogue.  In January 2012 Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described this as "one of the most beautiful synagogues I have ever seen." The synagogue is a popular tourist attraction. Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam The beautiful Portuguese Synagogue, also called the Esnoga, is one of the most important legacies of the vibrant Jewish community in Amsterdam. Until…
  • Bickersgracht, Amsterdam

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors A warm sunny Saturday in Amsterdam and everyone’s out and about. Except that is in Prinseneiland which remains peaceful and picturesque. This has to be my favourite part of Amsterdam. Everything you want except and expect from this city except for te crowds. What I wasn’t expecting was a petting zoo and a yellow submarine. About a year ago, there were many reports that the vessel would be removed as a result a Waternet’s court order. However, it’s great to see that it’s still here, brightening up the neighbourhood! The diversity, creativity…
  • Keukenhof

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors Tulips are starting to look really good at Keukenhof. The surrounding fields are still a little barren although there are some patches of colour. The gardens are open daily until 17 May 2015 between the hours of 8:00 and 19:30. The special coaches which run every 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport are the easiest way to access the park. Instagram filter used: Normal Photo taken at: Keukenhof The post Keukenhof appeared first on Amsterdam for Visitors.
  • Marnixplantsoen, Amsterdam

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors The Blue Violin Player (De Blauwe Vioolspeler) is a metal sculpture placed in the Second Marnixplantsoen near the Raampoortbrug bridge in Amsterdam. The artwork depicts an apparently faceless / invisible man running with a violin case towards Marnixstraat. The sculpture is also called Man Trying to Catch Tram 10 or Man with Violin Case. The sculpture was erected in 1982. It was removed for restoration for a brief time and then came back painted blue. The city council has received the work on the basis that the identity of the artist remained unknown. #blue #violin…
  • Waterloopleinmarkt

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
    Amsterdam For Visitors Cars in concentric circles carefully arranged in colour groups rather than piled in a box. It kind of reminded me of the cars driving around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Many of the merchants at Waterlooplein market regularly demonstrate artistic expression and creativity to draw customers attention. Strolling through Waterlooplein market is a step back in time. A steady stream of people browse through vintage clothing and memorabilia from the ‘Hippie’ age. #cars #toycars #concentric #circles #spirals #colour #waterlooplein #market #vintage #amsterdam…
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