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Dutch highway glows like a jellyfish

It’s already rolled out on a 500 meters stretch of highway outside Oss (near the capital ‘s-Hertogenbosch, capital of the North Brabant province). It’s a special paint that charges itself with sunlight during the day and then glows during the ...

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New logo of Amsterdam costs 100,000 euro’s

The (re)design of the new logo for the city of Amsterdam costs 100,000 euro’s, a fair amount for a professionally designed logo! But when we have look at the resulting logo, many will agree that this looks like a scam. ...

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Legal drinking age increased to 18

Since the first of january 2014 the legal drinking age in the Netherlands has been increased by two years from 16 to 18 years. The government hopes to soon see results in the behaviour of the youth, however expects it ...

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Christmas shopping in Eindhoven

As the shops were open on Sunday we decided to go Christmas shopping in Eindhoven yesterday. Although there was supposed to be a Christmas market we did not see it… we did see the ice skating rink and had lot’s ...

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Christmas shopping in Amsterdam

A visitor/reader of the website (who would like to stay anonymous) sent in a nice blog post about Christmas Shopping in Amsterdam. If you’d also like to share an article or holiday experience on the Netherlands, contact me through the contact page (I do ...

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Amsterdam in Winter

Renowned for being one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in Europe, Amsterdam holds a massive reputation as being one of the best places to visit on holiday. The Netherlands in general is very nice in the Winter, and ...

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Crossing the border

When I crossed the border into Belgium today I remembered a conversation with an Egyptian tourist earlier this year. He was surprised how easily we can cross the border in Europe. And in fact when I think about it, I ...

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Autumn pictures

One of the things I really love about the autumn is the beautiful colors. It’s the perfect season to take pictures of nature and enjoy the marvelous sights. The Netherlands has many wooded area’s with hiking trails that are easy ...

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On the workfloor

The Dutch are very informal people on the workfloor and it is common to address all of your colleagues, your direct boss and often even the CEO by their first name. This makes for easy conversation and directness to whomever ...

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Watch out for racing cyclists

Although there are general rules and laws on how to behave in traffic, these don’t appear to be followed by one of the most dangerous and irritating road users: racing cylists. It’s good to see that cycling (race cycling) is ...

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