Category: Art & History

Art & History Travel

Grachtenfestival, or how to Combine Summer, Canals and Classical Music

Originally published on the Eating Europe blog, August 14, 2014 Featured photo by delfi de la Rua on Unsplash What is one of the most iconic things associated with Amsterdam? Canals, of course. And Amsterdammers know best how to celebrate their beauty, especially during the upcoming annual Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival). There are many summer festivals in Amsterdam, but as far […]

Art & History Travel

It Doesn’t Get More Dutch than this… Your Guide to the 2014 Jordaan Festival

Originally published on the Eating Europe blog, September 11, 2014 Featured photo by Maaria Lohiya on Unsplash Let’s say you’ve visited the Netherlands or you’ve been living here for quite some time already. You know the taste of stroopwaffels, you’ve learnt to like liquorice candy and you eat poffertjes for breakfast. But I bet you haven’t experienced anything as Dutch as […]

Art & History Food Culture

Why Carrots Are Orange, and Other Weird Dutch Food Facts

Originally published on the Eating Europe blog, February 22, 2016 Featured photo by May Lawrence on Unsplash Admittedly, the Dutch have a few eating habits that may seem strange to the foreign palate. That strange affinity for the briny taste of raw herring, for instance, or their penchant for salty licorice. Their addiction to deep-fried snacks, perhaps, or […]

Art & History

How to See the Rijksmuseum in 2 Hours

Originally published on the Eating Europe blog, August 24, 2015 I worked just next door to the Rijskmuseum for 2 years, and until a week ago I hadn’t even been inside. I know, I know. It’s shameful. I tried to use the size of the museum and my short attention span as excuses, but enough […]

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