Articles by

Kathryn van den Berg

As a Dutchie born in South Africa, Kathryn enjoys writing about the Netherlands from the perspective of having grown up in an entirely different world. Regardless of where she is, Kathryn’s love for dogs remains constant. When not striving to play with or narrate a dog’s every move in public, Kathryn is trying new chocolates to fuel her addiction. Besides critiquing pop culture, art and literature, Kathryn fancies painting Disney side-kicks in watercolour.

Suspected Van Gogh thief thwarted during attempt to steal Monet painting

At around 10.30 AM on Sunday, August 15, two thieves armed with guns attempted to steal Monet's...

Concealed Cupid uncovered in iconic Vermeer masterpiece

The artworld is in shock after the restoration of one of Vermeer's most famous works exposed a...

Take out treats or printed books? Dutch book sector struggling due to paper shortage

Tourism, entertainment and restaurants are the industries that most readily come to mind when discussing the impact...

Fallen painting leads to discovery of new Rembrandt masterpiece

As one of the greatest artists not only in Dutch history but throughout the world, Rembrandt van...

How the pandemic pushed sex workers into the shadows

When it comes to progressive attitudes around sex, Amsterdam shines as the forerunner of tolerance and pride....

The naked truth about the Dutch ‘Vegan Streaker’

Few are more passionate and devoted to animal rights activism than the Vegan Streaker. Peter Janssen strongly...

Stolen Van Gogh painting remains missing after suspect arrested

How many people does it take to steal an invaluable Van Gogh painting? Just one, apparently. A...

Women artists given permanent prestige in the Rijksmuseum’s “Gallery of Honour”

As home to many Dutch Art Master's collections, and situated in the heart of Amsterdam's cultural district,...
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