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

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…