"So, here you are. Too foreign for home, too foreign for here. Never enough for both."

Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada

5 films to look out for this autumn // Dutch Girl in London

5 Films to Look Forward to this Autumn

With the shorter days and fickle weather these last days, there’s no escaping that autumn is coming. And what better way to escape from the gloomy outside world than immersing yourself in the magic of cinema? Get some great film tips in today’s post about 5 films to look forward to this autumn!

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Memory Origins of Alien Ridley Scott documentary

Memory: The Origins of Alien

What is your favourite science fiction film? Mine is Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’. Just like me, this iconic film turned 40 this year. And to celebrate this special event, director Alexandre O. Philippe made the documentary ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’, showing never-before-seen materials, interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

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Dutch sayings featuring food

My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Food

Following last year’s popular blog post ‘My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Animals’, here’s another look at some curious Dutch sayings. This time I chose My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Food! I also looked up the origins of each them in an attempt to make some sense of them. Tell me, what do you make of them?

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Superbooth Berlin 2019 // Dutch Girl in London

On the Party Train from Berlin to Amsterdam

Hip hip hooray, it’s my 40th birthday today! And it’s the perfect festive ending to a great week spent in Cologne and Berlin. It’s been a week of history, art and the latest electronic music gadgets. From a visit to Cold War bunkers to the final resting place of the Three Wise Men, it all happened on this trip! Read all about it here.

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Secret London Tip: Discover the Petrie Museum, Home to the World’s 4th Largest Ancient Egyptian Collection!

We all know of course that the British Museum is THE place to go if you’re interested in seeing ancient Egyptian artefacts in London. But did you know that the world’s fourth largest ancient Egyptian collection is housed in a small building on the University College London campus? I only heard of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology last week and was rather blown away by all the treasures it holds!

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Samen met mijn vader op zijn 70e verjaardag

The Dutch Girl Tales #16: Nog even over Vaderdag

On the first Sunday of the month I always blog in Dutch. Today’s post is a belated Father’s Day blog post. // Huh, hoezo Vaderdag? Dat was toch al bijna een maand geleden? Ja, dat is wel zo, maar mijn vader kan niet zo goed Engels lezen. En daarom bewaarde ik dit onderwerp voor mijn Nederlandse blogdag. Want mijn vader is een bijzondere man en dat mag iedereen weten.

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