Tag: Netherlands

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Don’t bring your bigotry with you

An appalling story reported by Attitude - refugees from the Middle East who have ended up in Amsterdam have been threatened and attacked... by other refugees. Just because they're gay. After being spat on, threatened and attacked by others in their refugee centre, Dutch News reports five gay men – three from Syria, one from Iran and ...

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Amsterdam eating…

I spent all of last week working in Amsterdam. The unexpected highlight was a meal at the most excellent Cafe Modern, where I ate five mouth-watering courses of deliciousness. It's a set menu, no options, all in for €40. You'd be crazy to quibble or to question their selection. Now my Dutch is okay for ...

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My World Cup

And so it begins. Several weeks of (what seems like) non-stop football. Or “soccer”, if you’d prefer. There *are* other kinds of football, after all… I’m talking about The World Cup. It can feel overwhelming to those of us who aren’t full-time fans. I watched about 15 minutes of Brazil’s opener against Croatia and got thoroughly ...

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A musical interlude…

Written in honour of the Pope's visit to the Netherlands in 1985

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You’re doing it wrong!

(Courtesy of an0key)