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After living in Amsterdam for a long, long time, I am moving out of the city. I am going to rent an appartment in Bussum, half an hour from Amsterdam. It is a small apartment, but it is flooded with light, right in the heart of the village and next […]

New Home


I don’t have a car, I don’t even have a driving license! So I see a lot of train stations. Ugly, old, modern, beautiful, they come in all variations. I’ll share some…

Train Stations


Hopelijk heb je de Beter Leven sterren van de Dierenbescherming gezien op vlees en eieren in de Nederlandse supermarkten, en let je hierop bij het kopen van producten.

Beter Leven Sterren



Yesterday people interested could take a peak preview of the art work in the new metro Station Rokin in Amsterdam. The items on the walls represent things found while digging out the station. Oddly satisfying to see an upside down duck, or a (stoned?) upside down shrimp.  

Metro Station Rokin


The mayor of Amsterdam lives in one of the canal houses on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Like a lot of these houses, they look quite simple from the outside, but are palaces from the inside. And I wouldn’t say no to a garden the size he has!

Amsterdam City Residence


The Old Church in Amsterdam is the oldest building of the city. I was lucky enough to have a beautiful experience here; a concert in a dark church during sunrise. Broken mirrors on the floor like pools of water – an exposition of Marinus Boezem – scattered the light on the […]

Silence



In de Verenigde Staten is het onwaarschijnlijke gebeurd en is iemand aan de macht gekomen die niet geïnteresseerd is in het welzijn van iedereen. Ook in Europa lijkt het populisme groot te worden. De Amerikaanse historicus Timothy Snyder  heeft een aantal lessen geformuleerd die geleerd zouden moeten worden van de […]

Leren van de 20e eeuw


A beautiful time-lapse of the traffic on the IJ. The IJ, the waterway splitting Amsterdam in two, is one the most busy waterways in the Netherlands. Can’t stop looking at this time-lapse, especially the ferries crossing between all the other traffic.

Traffic on the IJ


Oh no, got myself a colour book app and I actually like doing it… It is bit fake as it’s hard to colour outside the lines, so the result is always close to perfect. Aren’t they pretty?

Colouring Book