The Golden Plant: She did half the work. He got all the credit!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Although Huub and Adelheid Kortekaas have worked together since they met, only HE got the credit for their art. From towering flowers made from steel to small gold…

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DRIVING School • Over-regulated Dutch Society • Eindhoven • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ram is a driving school instructor and owner of the driving school, Ram Drive. “Important is that you have a good knowledge of the rules. The other countries out…

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For our LORD • St Rosa Procession • Sittard • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, February 13, 2015

Each year Sittard celebrates their Patron Saint, Saint Rose of Lima, Peru. She was credited in the late 1600s, saving the city from the Pest. Once a year,…

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FLOWER Parade • Bloemencorso • Eelde • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, February 6, 2015

Eelde is of one of several towns in the Benelux to hold an annual flower parade. Eelde’s has been a tradition since 1957 – including decorated floats, a…

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CATCH of the Day • United Fish Auctions • Stellendam • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, January 30, 2015

There are only a small number of fishermen still active in Holland, compared with developing nations. Those that still fish have massive, modern boats and bring in large…

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SLEEP Seaside • Harbor Crane Hotel • Harlingen • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, January 23, 2015

Many cities tear down their old buildings. In Harlingen, however, you can stay overnight at the historic lighthouse, a repurposed sea lifeboat or even in an old industrial crane. The…

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Wooden SHOES • The Dutch Clog Museum • Eelde • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wooden shoes are still made and worn in The Netherlands. Most are made with machines but a small number of craftsmen still cut and scrape and shape blocks…

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SHIPWRECK Museum •Wrakkenmuseum on the Island of Terschelling

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Part pirate, part diver – Mr. Hille van Dieren has been collecting odds and ends from the North Sea for almost 40 years. His Wrakkenmuseum (Shipwreck Museum) shows…

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Juliana Canal LOCK • How the Born Lock Works

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Born lock is one of the most critical structures for boats navigating the Juliana Canal (Julianakanaal). It enables ships to bypass an unnavigable section of the river…

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The Gouda Cheese MARKET • A Traditional Dutch Market

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  Every summer, Gouda’s old town square goes retro. Monster hunks of cheese, wooden shoes and old-timey traders haggling over the price by slapping hands. It starts with…

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