hollanddaysHolland Days

New York Times Magazine feature on how the Dutch capital is reemerging as a cultural juggernaut… Illustrations by Parra!


amsterdamadamhayes4Streets Ahead: De Baarsjes

It’s going so well that these days, even the De Baarsjes is being seen as an emerging neighbourhood — says  me anyway in this Guardian feature. Direct link here.


amsterdammertjeThe Major Sights and their Antidotes

Winter ’tis the season to see those tourist-dense spots that you would never dream of visiting during the rest of year. But it’s always good to have a Plan B.


AmsterdamWeekly_Issue41_11OA Jungle of Monkeys

With the opening of Kunststad, NDSM-werf is now  the setting for a brewing  battle  between art and commerce. Time to take sides?


cuyp-localthumbForget It Jake, It’s Pijptown

When the late night drinking options dwindle, the cultures shall mingle! And that means there’s always time for one more for the road.


andre_is_deadDré Is Dead

The volkszanger, sausage icon and Amsterdammer, André Hazes, died last week at age 53. An obituary.



Amsterdammers are from Mars, Utrechters from Venus. Plus many more bon mots from a new book about Amsterdam slang.


spacemen-by-jan-rothuizenA Fellow Citizen in Space

Amsterdammers seem apathetic that one of their own is charting a course to another ‘Magical Centre of the Universe’.



An ancient  archive of self-indulgent columns (2000-2003). Remember when only weird stuff happened in A’dam? UNDER CONSTRUCTION.