Visiting Mont Saint Michel in Normandy

Posted by Arthur in Travel

A few years ago on a road trip of Normandy we visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont Saint Michel. More »

March 20th 2006 | 9:44 am CET | 1 Comment »

Photos of Leiden

Posted by Arthur in Leiden, Life in Holland, Travel

Here are some nice random photos of the city of Leiden in the Netherlands, where we live. Leiden is the birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn and has the oldest university in the country. There are lots of canals, church spires, narrow alleys, and monumental buildings. More »

March 18th 2006 | 6:16 am CET | 2 Comments »

Top things to do in Colorado, Part 1

Posted by Arthur in Nature, Top Lists, Travel

Here is the first part (of two) of my favorite things to do in the beautiful state of Colorado. This article features Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Four Corners NM, and Aztec Ruins NM. The photos are from our roadtrip in 2004. More »

March 16th 2006 | 8:33 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Holi, the festival of colors

Posted by Amy in Travel

Today is Holi, India’s festival of colors. It is a Hindu festival but is widely celebrated all across India by people of all faiths. The festival marks the beginning of spring time and usually takes place at the end of March or early April, on the full moon of Purnima, according to the Hindu calendar. More »

March 14th 2006 | 8:30 am CET | 3 Comments »

In the footsteps of young Rembrandt

Posted by Arthur in Leiden, Life in Holland, Travel

Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden in 1606. This year the city celebrates the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth with different museum exhibits, festival events and other special expositions. In February we walked a part of the Rembrandt City Tour, and followed in the footsteps of this young artist. More »

March 12th 2006 | 10:55 am CET | No Comments »

City-wide outdoor exhibit of Rembrandt works in Leiden

Posted by Amy in Leiden, Travel

Phase two of the outdoor exposition “Young Rembrandt Large” in the city of Leiden began on Monday, February 27. In total 25 early works of the artist will be presented on huge cloth posters hung up throughout the city. More »

March 10th 2006 | 12:30 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Five random photos

Posted by Arthur in Personal, Photos, Travel

Here are five random travel photos that we have taken over the last few years. They are from Greece, Italy, Egypt, Tunisia and the United States. More »

March 9th 2006 | 7:12 am CET | 2 Comments »

Independent vs. chain restaurants in Holland

Posted by Arthur in Food, Life in Holland, Shopping & Stuff

The first Subway in Holland opened in Eindhoven on 4 March 2000, and since then another 31 Subways have opened across the country. The sandwich company’s goal is to have 210 stores in this country by 2010, almost as many as the current 225 McDonald’s that we have here. More »

March 8th 2006 | 11:23 am CET | 1 Comment »

New tunnels for Dutch snakes and salamanders

Posted by Arthur in Nature, News

This week the city of Wageningen has introduced two tunnels under a busy road that allows ringed snakes and salamanders to cross safely. These passageways have been around for toads, but are new for snakes and salamanders. More »

March 6th 2006 | 4:12 am CET | No Comments »

Rembrandt’s Mother: Myth and Reality

Posted by Amy in Leiden, Life in Holland, Travel

On Sunday we visited the Lakenhal, which houses the city museum of Leiden. One of several special temporary Rembrandt anniversary exhibits was taking place: Rembrandt’s Mother: Myth and Reality. More »

March 4th 2006 | 12:30 pm CET | No Comments »