Tagged: Netherlands

Back to… Utrecht

After a six month absence it was the right time to finally return to Utrecht. Many people I knew left long ago and the feelings were mixed. The city itself is a wonderful place but the university structure… best forgotten. If anything it is sad, sad to have left too early,...

Voting for sausage sizzle in Den Haag

I was going to vote in Wien, but this has decided it. Now I can go exercise my legally enforced* right to vote in Den Haag for one of various shitty candidates including this guy. *technically I’m exempt from Australia’s mandatory voting, but hey I still feel coerced…

An autumn afternoon in The Hague 🍂

Before the winter sets in we spent an afternoon down in Den Haag. What a difference two months makes, when I last visited it was summertime. Now with jacket weather and threatening skies we stuck to the centre of town, 

Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht

Utrecht is home to several good museums, owning to its long history. The St. Catherine’s Convent Museum (Museum Catharijneconvent) exhibits a history of religious art with some spectacular pieces. I had a free visit to use up so visited this morning. Although they were only partially opened, with renovations and a new...

Climbing Dom Tower of Utrecht to Ring the Bells

The cityscape of Utrecht is dominated by one and one thing only, the Dom Tower. Between the canals you can always orient yourself by looking up and finding it above. Sitting within the boundary walls back in the Roman Empire, it isn’t just centred, it is the centre of the city....

Netherlands Open Air Museum

Museums are often closed in, stuffy experiences and that’s what makes open-air museums great. The museum lies out in the eastern periphery of the Netherlands, just to the north of the town of Arnhem which is less than 20 km from the German border. It’s a small country after all. The museum has...