Articles by

Frank Kool

Born and raised in Holland, spent his time procrastinating and studying Psychology and Philosophy. Frank harbors a special interest in weird social phenomena (which are ALL social phenomenon if you think about them long enough).

Remembering Pim Fortuyn

May 4 and May 5 are both important days in the Netherlands, as the country spends them...

5 weird Dutch parties: when politics got freaky

The Dutch elections are underway, voting already having started yesterday for some Dutch citizens. You may be...

Religion in the Netherlands: a perspective on the different religions in the country

Despite being some of the most secular of nations in the world, Dutch culture is still very...

What’s going on with 2nd and 1st class trains in the Netherlands?

What on earth is going on with first class trains in the Netherlands? We don't understand. For a country...

A legendary invasion: more than seventy years since D-Day

Seventy-five years ago to this very day, the largest amphibious invasion in history took place on the...

Prinsjesdag: Do You Know How To Horse?

On Prinjesdag the true heroes are not the police, or royals - that's right, it's the horses!...

Remembering the bombing of Rotterdam on the 14th of May

Just ten days after the yearly Dutch commemoration that is Dodenherdenking and Bevrijdingsdag, the inhabitants of Rotterdam have...

Dutch youngsters honor the fallen allied soldiers, victims and resistance fighters of WWII

The living honouring the dead at Ereveld Loenen Keeping the past alive is as difficult as it is...
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