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.

What’s the difference between Holland and the Netherlands?

Most visitors to the Netherlands refer to Holland in the same way as they would the Netherlands....

How did tulips in the Netherlands become a thing?

When you think of the Netherlands, what do you picture? Maybe some windmills, coffee shops and even...

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...

The fight for women’s suffrage in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, both men and women are allowed to go to the ballot boxes — ...

Calvinism in the Netherlands: why are the Dutch so Calvinist in nature?

Travelling around the Netherlands, you'll spot tons of beautiful churches, and meet people living simply and modestly...

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...

7 amazing facts about the Netherlands (that you may not know!)

The Netherlands is known worldwide for its canals, tulip fields, windmills, red-light districts, and coffee shops. However,...

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

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