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.

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,...

Van Gogh’s hidden painting unveiled after a century of private ownership

Lockdown, winter weather, and windmills: these are the words that come to mind of late when one...

GROW: Dutch design studio lights up the future of agriculture

While the whole world still holds its breath in the hope that 2021 will see the return...

Amsterdam and the world’s first condom shop: let’s talk about (safe) sex and Condomerie, baby!

When talking of sex — and the Dutch do that a lot! — one cannot ignore the...

Performing in a pandemic: how the Dutch National Opera and Ballet has evolved during coronavirus

As the leading organisation for the performing arts, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet is an internationally...

Here are 5 great Dutch novels — that are fully translated in English!

Reading lets you travel during a time of travel bans and allows you to meet exciting new...
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