An overview of resources on this website dealing with aspects of history and culture of the Netherlands.
This section is gradually expanding. So, a visit from time to time could prove useful. Recently added pages are marked with (New).
Also, if you want to know more about some subject in this field, feel free to send a mail. It might be the start of a new page.
For an overview of Dutch museums and actual exhibitions, see page links , and scroll down to the chapter "What's on - Agenda".
In that links section you'll find much more practical and travel information. Plus specific pages with useful links on history and culture, cycling, cooking, and more.
If you flip through the first five pages in this category, starting from the top, "Natural Landscapes" to "War and Peace", you'll get a global and chronological view of Dutch history. With extra focus on what can be seen in the historically rich countryside east of Amsterdam, my favourite region for bicycle trips.
Good old days is about plagues, pests and child labour in (recent) history.
River Vecht and Muiden Castle together tell the turbulent story of the rise and decline of an ancient trade route.
Kenau's fight, a woman of 16th century Haarlem decided to stand up and fight. The Bicycle explains why the bicycle became popular in the Netherlands.
Considered the Golden Age of Holland. Here some facts and reasons for what was indeed a remarkable outburst of energy and expansion. A period that affected many other parts of the world, may be also yours.
The Foley is about one of these exuberant 17th century country mansions in the region.
Practical information for your visit to the Netherlands - Tips.
Short notes on aspects of Dutch history and culture. And about things that happen in my own backyard as well .... Newsletters