Dutch Girl in… Umeå

As the days are getting colder and shorter, I’m already anxiously awaiting those long summer days again. It reminds me of my trip to Umeå in the north of Sweden earlier this year where night time only lasted from 3am till 6am!

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Art Liberté: Berlin Wall Street Art Exhibition at Paris Gare de l’Est

When my husband recently went to France for work and had to change trains at Paris Gare de l’Est, he came across a big free street art exhibition just outside of the station called Art Liberté. Being the good husband he is, he documented it for his street art-obsessed wife on his phone while dragging a suitcase and guitar through the busy Parisian streets. Here are the photos he took with more background information on the artists and their work.

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Dutch Girl in… New Amsterdam

‘Where is New Amsterdam then?’ I hear you think. Alas, New Amsterdam no longer exists. Nowadays you might know this place better by the name of New York City. Not everybody knows this, but the Dutch ruled the area for over 40 years till they lost it to the English in the 17th century. Just imagine that […]

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Explore Amsterdam: My Top 25 Things to Do

Dutch Girl in London recently teamed up with Dutch airline KLM and created a fun interactive travel tool for visitors to my birth city: Amsterdam! I present to you the one and only Dutch Girl in London Amsterdam Bingo Game featuring my 25 favourite restaurants, pubs, music venues, museums, shops and outdoor activities. This covers everything from an […]

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Street Art Museum Amsterdam

One of the best and most unexpected things this blog has brought me is the interaction with interesting and inspiring people all over the world. One of these has been Anna Stolyarova, a Ukrainian-born girl who’s been living in Amsterdam for 15 years now. A few years ago she decided to give up her glamorous career […]

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Dutch Girl in… Sydney

Last January I briefly exchanged the (mild) British winter for summer in Sydney. I never got round to writing about my Oz adventures, but as the European festivals are in full swing, now feels like the appropriate time to write about my time at Sydney Festival 2014. And about how I met my music hero […]

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Bock Beer Festival Utrecht 2013

The hearts of beer lovers start beating a bit faster as October approaches in anticipation of the new bock beer season. Also mine skipped a beat when I arrived at the annual Bockbierfestival in Utrecht (NL) last Saturday. A rendezvous with many of my dear Dutch friends also played a part in this of course! […]

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