The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

Freddy Rodriguez


Your NL weekend scene: May 31 – June 2

As summer approaches, Pride events that celebrate LGBTQ identities are filling the Netherlands. We have some events for your weekend that...


Are artists from the Global South not welcomed in the EU?

by Freddy Rodriguez     Some may say Dutch border police were sending a “Dutch direct” message when they essentially...


Your NL weekend scene: 4 May – 5 May

The forecast for this weekend is cold. So, we’ve outlined a list of events you can visit to escape the windy May weather. We have events...


Climate change disruptors: Who are Extinction Rebellion?

Over the past week, police have arrested more than 1,000 climate change protestors in London. The activists have engaged in a variety of...


Your NL weekend scene: 26 April – 28 April

For King’s Day weekend, we have some events picked out for you. Have some drinks while watching graffiti artists paint an ode to the King...


Showdown: Tulips vs. the selfie-taking tourist

Journeying through the Netherlands in spring will bring you face to face with a beautiful sight: tulips decorating the country with colours...


Your NL Weekend Scene: 19 April – 21 April

If you manage to escape your grandmother’s nagging insistence to visit church (not the gay fetish club in Amsterdam, the other church)...


ICC rejects request to investigate war crimes in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court unanimously decided last Friday to reject a request from the prosecutor to investigate alleged crimes...


Your NL Weekend Scene: 12 April – 14 April

We have a glorious weekend guide planned for you, starting from Amsterdam all the way to Groningen. We also stop at Maastricht sometime in...


Dutch government blocks Sea Watch rescue ship from additional missions

NGO ship Sea Watch 3 rescues migrants who experience life-threatening situations as they make their way via boat from Africa and Asia to...


Dutch artist draws with both hands simultaneously

Many of us can’t even begin to imagine drawing a masterpiece with our dominant hand. But Dutch artist Rajacenna van Dam has mastered...


Utrecht shooting suspect: “A lost boy with the IQ of a shrimp,” neighbour says to media

Police have arrested 37-year-old Gökem T. after the Monday shooting in Utrecht that left three people dead and seven others injured....