Articles by

Chuka Nwanazia

A renegade wordsmith, freelance writer, poet, and digital marketer based in Amsterdam. Besides writing, he extremely enjoys traveling around Europe in search of old and rare books, writing poems while riding the train to nowhere, performing at poetry events, spending too much time reading books, contemplating the meaning of life, preparing tasty dishes and desserts, and searching for the perfect bookshelf.

From the Stonewall riots to Roze Zaterdag: the origins of Amsterdam Pride

If there was ever a time when a group of people said "enough is enough," it was...

Eating herring in the Netherlands: all you need to know about the ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’

The large-scale herring fishing in the Netherlands started during the Golden Age. Since then, Dutch herring and...

The history of the Dutch national anthem: the Wilhelmus

The Wilhelmus — Dutch national anthem (and pride) is a hymn you've probably seen the Dutch men's football...

The effect of climate change on the Netherlands: what’s going to happen?

The global climate is changing, in fact, it's really heating up over here. 🥵 Melting ice caps,...

Forgotten women painters of the Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age

The Netherlands is a land of art and museums. From the Frans Hals and Van Gogh Museums...

Oliebollen: the traditional (and delicious) Dutch New Year’s snack

As this year draws to a close, millions of oliebollen will be baked and eaten in the...

10 of the Netherlands’ most famous painters

The period roughly spanning 1588 to 1672 was one of the most prosperous in Dutch history. Often...

The history of stamppot and how it became a traditional Dutch staple

What is stamppot's origin story, and how did it become a traditional Dutch staple? And the big question:...
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