Articles by

Alex Hoskinson

A Chocolate Letter from Santa — The Sinterklaas Way

A chocolate letter is the popular gift from Sinterklaas (the Dutch Santa), but do you know where the tradition comes from?

The world’s oldest airline? That’s from the Netherlands, of course

You’ve probably seen their bright blue aeroplanes sitting at a terminal (especially if you’ve ever been to...

What is with the three Xs on the Amsterdam flag?

If you live in Amsterdam, you’ve heard the question. It’s one of the first things visitors want...

Netherlands Events in 2016: A Monthly Guide

Once you step off a plane in the Netherlands, you realize three things about the people who...

Sinterklaas is Coming to Town

While most of the world suffers through a cold November, Amsterdam already has a VIP who’s bringing...

Selfie with the King at the Nieuwe Kerk

My wife and I are fairly new transplants to Amsterdam, and all the rainy weather inspired me...
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