The Netherlands

July 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Van Gogh Suspect Refuses Defense

The suspect in the Theo van Gogh murder is refusing to defend himself in court. Translate

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July 5th, 2005 by alephnaught

To Cross to the Other Side, Just Cross the Dutch Frontier

An article in the July 6th NY Times on people crossing from Germany to The Netherlands to get cremated Translate

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June 22nd, 2005 by alephnaught

Cross reference to a book I just read

Read a good book by a Dutch author! Translate

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Amsterdam and Florence

June 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and Florence

This trip was a last minute holiday set up to follow leadership training I received at Duin & Kruidberg in Santpoort south of Amsterdam (yes, this is my fifth business trip to Amsterdam this year – you can look at other pages in the travelogue to see where I’ve been). ABN AMRO employees call Duin […]

June 10th, 2005 by alephnaught

The Dutch-Muslim Culture War

Another article talking about the problems with tolerance in the Netherlands Translate

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May 29th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and ‘s-Hertogenbosch

On this trip, I left for Amsterdam on May 24 for work and returned June 2. I had the weekend of May 28 and 29 off; this time my friends suggested ‘s-Hertogenbosch (or just Den Bosch, pronounced “den bos”), so I took the train there on Saturday; the only train is an intercity but it […]

May 17th, 2005 by alephnaught

An observation – Dutch women

I finally figured something out! Translate

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May 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and Arnhem

I left for Amsterdam on May 8 for work and returned May 19. I had the weekend of May 14 and 15 off; some of my friends from work suggested going to the Arnhem to the Open Air Museum (Openluchtmuseum), so I took the train there on Saturday; the sneltrain (fast train) takes one hour […]

April 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

The UnDutchables

Title: The UnDutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, its Culture and its Inhabitants Author: Colin White, Laurie Boucke Paperback: 310 pages Publisher: White-Boucke Publishing; 4th edition (September 1, 2001) ISBN: 1888580224 Read this one on my flight home from my latest trip to Amsterdam (starting to feel like I live there). This book was suggested […]

April 26th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and Delft

I left for Amsterdam on April 17 for work. I didn’t know exactly when I’d return; turns out I left April 26. Here’s a picture of the current state of the front of Vijzelstraat 32, where I worked a few years ago. The building has been sold to the city of Amsterdam and will be […]