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Language friendly school

Optimist International School has taken its first steps towards becoming a member of Language Friendly Schools. What is a Language Friendly School? A Language…

Uitmarkt goes digital!

The 43rd edition of the Uitmarkt goes digital. In June, the Uitmarkt launches an online platform where artists, makers and institutions can offer their…

Childcare Allowance drama

As reported earlier in the Holland Times, about 8,500 Dutch parents have been wrongfully accused of childcare allowance fraud by the Belastingdienst (Tax and…

Culture in Quarantine

The Netherlands has adopted social distancing en masse since 12 March. The situation has had, and will likely continue to have, a massive economic…

Queen and Slim

The American dream suddenly and frighteningly turns into a nightmare within the first fifteen minutes of this Bonnie and Clyde-style drama. The opening moments…

IDFA Amsterdam

Edition 31 October 2019 The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and professionals to see a…

Joker (movie)

Edition 31 October 2019, by Cathy Leung Technically Joker is an origins movie, related to the well-established stories from DC Comics, with the Joker…

Warning on infrastructure

Written by Marla Thomson Warning bells are ringing again for the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to address the status of the…

Ode to Amsterdam

Edition 28 June 2019, by Benjamin Roberts A Millennium of Amsterdam. Spatial History of a Marvelous City (2019) is not like any other history…

De Vuursche Boer

Edition 28 June 2018, by Paola Westbeek Situated in Lage Vuursche, a charming village nestled in the province of Utrecht (and home to Drakensteyn…

Holland Festival 2019

Since 1947, the Holland Festival is the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherlands. The festival offers a broad scope of international performing…

Meet the disruptors

Edition 19 April 2019, by Phoebe Dodds The female entrepeneurs making waves in 2019 With the #MeToo movement sweeping Hollywood last year, the rising…

A Little Life (Theatre)

Edition 19 April 2019, by Benjamin Roberts Jude’s friends are faced with a dilemma. In excruciating pain, they witness him mutilate his body. They…

Vox Lux (movie)

Edition 19 April 2019, by James Luxford What makes a megastar? That’s the question director Brady Corbet asks in this abrasive drama about two…

De Zeemeeuw (restaurant)

Edition 19 April 2019, by Paola Westbeek When sunny weather has you craving a beachside rendez-vous, head to De Zeemeeuw, a coastline gem situated…

Erwin Olaf in the Hague

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and The Hague Museum of Photography are to honour one of the Netherlands’ most famous photographers, Erwin Olaf (b. 1959), with…

The Mule (movie)

Edition 8 March 2019, by By James Luxford Even at 88 years old, Clint Eastwood remains a vital and interesting film maker, occasionally going…

Carstens (restaurant)

Edition 8 March 2019, Paola Westbeek Carstens takes diners on a delectable culinary journey featuring a fine selection of Holland’s gourmet treasures: from the…

Missing person

Connor James Murphy (39 years old) living in Amsterdam is missing since January 13th in the early morning (approximately between 1 and 2 o’clock)…

The Favourite (movie)

Edition 28 December 2019, by James Luxford Since his startling breakthrough nearly a decade ago with Dogtooth, director Yorgos Lanthimos has built a reputation…

Expat Ruminations

Rajeev Poduval is an Indian American journalist currently based in Amsterdam. He most recently reported for The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor and…

A year of laughs

Edition 28 December, by James Luxford 2019’s set to be a year of comedy with the many English language comedians coming to The Netherlands….

Stan & Ollie (movie)

Edition 29 November, by James Luxford While the story of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s latter days as a duo are worth exploring, Stan…

‘Lawless urban jungle’

 Edition 30 September 2018, by Femke van Iperen Mayor Halsema ready to tackle overcrowding in Amsterdam nightlife districts The recently-appointed Mayor of Amsterdam Femke…

Trendy accommodations

 Edition 30 September, by Phoebe Potter With the wealth of interesting and varied locations for events on offer in the Netherlands, wading through these…

Den Haag Cook Book

After the success of their first venture into international foodie territory with The Amsterdam Cook Book Meze Publishing brings their latest ode to the…

Cielo

Edition 30 September, by Jeroen Spangenberg The film Cielo, produced by filmmaker Alison McAlpine, is about the astonishing Chilean sky that is visible from…

Bel Ami (Restaurant)

Edition 30 September 2018, by Paola Westbeek Entering Bel Ami, situated in Bussum and just half an hour away from Amsterdam, always feels like meeting…

A new queen in the making?

 Edition 30 September 2018, by John Mahnen In the Netherlands, we have a strange relationship with our sporting heroes. Most sporting legends can sit in a restaurant…

Life itself (movie)

Edition 30 October 2018, by James Luxford Dan Fogelman, creator of TV hit This Is Us, is once again focusing on families in this…

McQueen (movie)

Edition 30 August 2018, by James Luxford There are few stories in the fashion world as fascinating as that of Alexander McQueen, the infant…

Bar Fisk (restaurant)

Bar Fisk brings the ever-lively, no-strings attached hospitality of Tel Aviv to Amsterdam Located in “De Pijp” next to Albert cuyp market, Bar Fisk…