Vlissingen Coast

Zeeland: Land of the Sea

This story is the 4th of my series about how the Netherlands protects the country and its people from sea surges and sinking land by…

Dutch neighborhood

‘Denk aan de Buren’

I encountered this phrase first when I was volunteering at an international NGO that focuses on sexual reproductive health and rights. One day, lying on…

Dutch approach

Not Locked or Down: the Dutch Approach to the Pandemic

For the Dutch, lockdown doesn’t mean locked or down. When the first package of measures was announced in the second week of March many thought it was the end of freedom as we know it. However, compared to other countries, the Dutch way has always been keeping basic freedoms