Magic Pocket

A Pocket Full

My son’s pockets are always full and so his imagination. When my 5-year old started elementary school (or basisschool in Dutch) last year, he was…

Destination Suriname

Tucked between French Guiana and its bigger neighbour Brazil, Suriname is perhaps a misplaced Latin American country—the population mostly speak Dutch (national language), Creole and…

Kermis in Spring

Once again festivals like the much anticipated ‘Kermis’ or carnival start in the Netherlands as spring comes. This spring/summer fair comes to villages around Netherlands…

Flower Parade

Floats made from tulips, daffodils and hyacinths and bulbs are the highlight during the annual flower parade known locally as the Bloemencorso in Haarlem, The…