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

I wish everyone a nice Christmas season and a happy 2018. I hope the rich are willing to share with the poor, the healthy are willing to help the ill. I hope people will not only look at their own benefit and pleasures, but also have an eye for the […]

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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 […]


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

I wish everyone a nice Christmas season and a happy 2017. For many 2016 wasn’t an easy year. For those, I hope 2017 will bring back the good things In life.

Season Greetings