World Cup fever

Last night was the semi-finals, with the Netherlands playing against Argentina. I actually had tickets to see LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert at the Concertgebouw for that same night, and in true nationalistic spirit, they moved the concert an hour earlier so that attendees could watch the game! The Concertgebouw is certainly […]

Strawberry picking

I LOVE strawberries, and Dutch strawberries are quite a distinct kind. They tend to be rounder and smaller than Californian strawberries, and are super fragrant. Many Dutchies will argue that “Hollandse aardbeien” are the lekkerste, *whisper* but I don’t really agree.

Bomb threat at the Dam Square

On Wednesday, there was a bomb threat at the Dam Square. They had evacuated the area and closed off the entire square along with the two long streets leading to the square, Damrak and Rokin. Read the news article here.


The Netherlands is a very bicycle friendly country and it is a convenient form of transportation. Growing up, one of my dreams was to bike to work because it would be more environmentally friendly. However, I lived in New York City and it is only recently that the implemented bike lanes and bike sharing programs. […]