How the Dutch speak

I realize that I’ve been rambling on about Amsterdam for more than 5 month now, so maybe it’s time to wrap it up and start writing about something else, but before I do that I would like to write just a tiny little bit about the Dutch language. Historically the name Nederlande (which means low […]

Filled to the rim with grain

In the middle of the 16th century Warmoesstraat, which today is bathed in the light of the red light district, still was Amsterdams mainstreet. Representatives of various important foreign interests resided here. Like for instans Adriaen Pauw, a merchant in the service of the Danish king and Jaspar Craeck, who was the agent of a […]