Articles by

Annabelle Willeme

Annabelle was born in Utrecht but grew up in Mali, Bosnia and Uganda. She moved back to Utrecht to study and is so far doing a terrible job getting back in touch with Dutch culture. Hopefully, it’s an upward trend from here. Besides writing she enjoys playing football, re-watching Grey’s Anatomy for the 10th time, drinking copious amounts of tea and has recently started trying to brew her own wine and beer… we’ll see how it goes.

7 things that will get you fined while cycling in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is often called a 'bike paradise'. Despite this, there are 53 (!!) different ways you...

Healthcare workers get applause — but no allowances this year

Since the start of the coronavirus, many healthcare professionals have put in significant overtime. Because of this,...

Jesse Jackson calls on Rutte to abolish Zwarte Piet

Jesse Jackson is calling on Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to abolish the racist tradition of Zwarte Piet....

Rotterdam drops €233 million on green spaces — and they look INCREDIBLE

While it has previously been referred to as 'the ugliest city of the Netherlands', Rotterdam is now...

Call to end mass tourism in Amsterdam

The residents of Amsterdam are tired of tourists. They are taking the coronavirus as an opportunity to...

Belgian minister angry about Dutch coronavirus vaccination deal

A deal for 300 million coronavirus vaccinations made by the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Italy has been...

Social policing in corona times: virtue or vice?

The Dutch are an odd mix of rebelling against authority, and pressure to conform to the norm....
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