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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

INTRODUCTION, VIDEO

Isle of Holland in One Minute

Isle of Holland in One Minute

By way of introduction we thought it would be nice and useful to make a short video. So on a splendid sunny day in October, we zigzagged through Amsterdam and beyond with a camera on our shoulder. The video merely scratches the surface of what Isle of Holland is about, but you’ll get the drift.

by × 19 February 2013

MONARCHY

Willem-Alexander Is Our New King – Should He Grow a Beard?

28 January was a historic day: Beatrix, queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 1980, announced that she will abdicate on 30 April, in favour of her son Willem-Alexander. He will be the first Dutch king in 123 years. The big question is: should Willem-Alexander grow a royal beard?

by × 18 February 2013

LANGUAGE, VIDEO

The Netherlands, Holland, the Dutch. What’s the Difference?

The Netherlands, Holland, the Dutch. What’s the Difference?

It’s confusing, even for us natives. Do we live in the Netherlands, or in Holland? Are we Dutchmen, Hollanders, or Netherlanders? And all those Antillean islands that are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, what’s that about? This superfast video explains it all.

by × 18 February 2013