Articles by

Jim Goyjer

Jim Goyjer is a public relations consultant. Born in Amsterdam, he’s lived in California for most of his life. Currently living in the Netherlands with his wife, he looks forward to writing, photography, traveling throughout Europe and exploring more of the Netherlands and his Dutch family heritage going back to the 16th century in Noord Holland. He’s always been fascinated with how such a small country as the Netherlands has had such a large impact on the rest of the world.

WWII’s forgotten Dutch battle: The Battle of the Scheldt

The Battle of the Scheldt was one of the longest and fiercest battles fought during WWII on...

Spaarndam: adopted home of Dutch legend, Hans Brinker

The story of Hans Brinker, the silver skates, and plugging a hole in a dike by a...

Visit Zutphen: unique library, wine house, skyline and storied tales

Zutphen, on the Berkel and IJssel rivers, is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and...

A sacred plot of US soil in the Netherlands dedicated to WWII American liberators

In the United States, Memorial Day honours its military personnel who have died while serving in the...

Visit the Achterhoek: a unique corner of the Netherlands

There are plenty of things to do and see in the historic hamlet of the Achterhoek. This...

Picture perfect Brielle: the origin of Dutch April Fools’ Day

Brielle is best known for having been the first town to be freed, by Dutch Watergeuzen (Sea...

Visit Enkhuizen: the herring city with historic actions

Enkhuizen was one of the most prosperous cities in the Netherlands in the 17th century because of...

Visit Breda: A historic Dutch city with a royal pedigree

Although I was born in Amsterdam (which is still one of my favourite cities in the Netherlands)...
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