This is my second monthly blog post in Dutch. // In mijn tweede Nederlandstalige blogpost sta ik stil bij de Dodenherdenking en Bevrijdingsdag. Waarom ik deze dagen zo belangrijk vind, lees je hier.
Currently on show at Simon Lee Gallery is ‘Misa Hylton-Brim’, the first solo London exhibition of New York-based artist Eric N Mack. I had to pleasure to share a house with him during our Robert Rauschenberg residency in Florida where I interviewed him about his work and practice.
When you read this, I’m en route from Athens to Amsterdam. This trip has been filled with ancient myths and fairy tales which made me wonder what the iconic tales and stories of the future will be. Will they include the Marvel films or Game of Thrones saga?
There are some exciting street art festivals happening in the next months all over Europe. Come see graffiti writers and street artists at work at these following events!
How often are you asked where you’re REALLY from? If I’d get a pound (or Euro) each time I was asked this, I would almost be able to afford a new iPhone with that money. Although by now I’m kind of used to that question, it really annoys and sometimes even hurts me. In this blog post I tell you why. (Click on the title to open the full post.)
De eerste Nederlandstalige blogpost van een maandelijks terugkerende serie over mijn leven hier in de UK, hoe het is om in het buitenland te wonen, maar ook over wat ik doe als ik weer in Nederland ben of wat ik zoal heb gedaan in de afgelopen maand. Een serie met een persoonlijk tintje dus.
Happy Sunday everybody! In case you wondered why it’s been so quiet on my blog for the last weeks, it’s because I was travelling around New Zealand. My body clock is still messed up and my head can’t seem to focus yet, so for now I’ll share some photos from my Instagram feed here with you. Enjoy!
I stopped cold turkey from my addiction yesterday. Within a few hours my head was pounding. I’m still having problems focussing and my body is starting to ache. This is my third attempt in about four years to give up coffee. In this blog post I will tell you why.
London is a great city trip destination, but sometimes the busy metropolis can also get a bit overwhelming. You could retreat in one of the numerous beautiful parks dotted around the city for a moment, but why not combine a free and unique public art trail with explorations of a far less touristy side of London? The Line art trail runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and O2 Arena and is suitable for families, art lovers, ramblers and even thrillseekers!
While British families are stocking up on flour, milk and eggs in preparation for national Pancake Day on Tuesday 13 February, parts of the Netherlands are starting their 5-day debauchery called Carnaval today. Although these two events may seem worlds apart, they are actually very closely related.
If you’re on Instagram, you might have seen the hashtag 5 ‘Facts about me’ passing by recently. I got very excited when Natasja of Dutch blog ‘Wat zij zegt’ invited me to share my #5factsaboutme on Instagram Story. Because not everybody who follows me here is on Instagram, I thought it would be fun to share my 5 facts with you in a blog. So get ready to learn some surprising facts about Dutch Girl!
Have you ever wondered what some curious sayings and expressions in your language actually mean? I often treat hubby to some bizarre Dutch sayings, which sound even more curious when translated into English. Because I’m always interested in culture and etymology, I collected 10 of my favourite Dutch sayings, expressions, phrases or words that feature animals, and tried to look up their origins.
Waking up to a world covered in a layer of ice this morning suddenly reminded me of the Elfstedentocht, an ice skating tour of nearly 200 kilometres in the Netherlands. Although this must be the most anticipated sports event in the country, it has only taken place 15 times since its very first official edition in 1909.
To celebrate the new year and Dutch Girl in London’s 5th anniversary this autumn, I decided to give the website a complete makeover!
Happy New Year dear readers! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that 2018 may be a wonderful year for you! Considering it’s only the first week of the New Year, I think it’s still acceptable to reflect on 2017.