Articles by: Tom Springveld

FOOTBALL, SPORTS

Marco van Basten: An Extraordinary Career in 10 Goals

Marco van Basten: An Extraordinary Career in 10 Goals

If Johan Cruyff was the king of Dutch football, then Marco van Basten was heir to his throne. Named European Footballer of the Year three times (1988, ‘89 and ‘92) and FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992, Van Basten’s goals for Ajax, A.C. Milan and the Dutch national team still rank among the best that’s ever been seen on a football pitch.

by × 25 March 2013

FOOTBALL, SPORTS

14 Classic Johan Cruyff Quotes Explained

14 Classic Johan Cruyff Quotes Explained

Johan Cruyff isn’t only the best football player the world had ever seen until Lionel Messi, he’s also a visionary, philosopher and insufferable know-it-all. Luckily, the Amsterdammer never kept his wisdom for himself: everyone in the Netherlands can reproduce at least one of many classic Johan Cruyff quotes. We examined 14 of them and came up with some shocking conclusions…

by × 25 February 2013

STREET ART

Who Is Amsterdam’s Graffiti Enigma Laser 3.14? Part One: Introduction

Who Is Amsterdam’s Graffiti Enigma Laser 3.14? Part One: Introduction

While walking or cycling through Amsterdam, as I have been doing regularly for almost ten years now, I often wondered: who is Laser 3.14? He is a street artist, that’s obvious. His tags and cryptic mini poems are everywhere. But who is he? What are his motivations? Is he even a man?

by × 19 February 2013

INTERVIEW, MUSIC

White Punks on Dope: The Heyday of Golden Earring

White Punks on Dope: The Heyday of Golden Earring

Golden Earring hit it big abroad with Radar Love in 1973. Soon to be famous bands like Aerosmith and Kiss were their opening act in the US. Although they have had their fair share of the rock and roll lifestyle since they started out in the early sixties, fifty years later Golden Earring is still going strong. In honour of their 25th studio album Tits ‘n Ass, I caught up with singer Barry Hay and guitarist George Kooymans.

by × 19 February 2013