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A little update

Today, I had my first classes at UCU! I quickly figured out that just like the ground floor in a European building counts as level zero, the same system applies for courses at the university here.  63 more words

The Netherlands

Duizendmaal Dank

My stay in the Netherlands is just about complete and thanks to Mieke, Hanneke, and also Fridse, I’ve seen a heck of a whole lot of the country! 705 more words


The Netherlands : Alain Clark says he is interested in Eurovision 2015

Some weeks back we brought you the news that the Dutch media had speculated if Alain Clark could be the man to represent The Netherlands at Eurovision 2015. 166 more words

Eurovision 2014

Decision to deny certain self-employed women maternity benefits violated CEDAW (Elisabeth de Blok et al. v. the Netherlands)

In 1998, the Netherlands established mandatory insurance for self-employed workers (and certain other categories of workers). The scheme insured against the risk of loss of income due to inability to work and, … 860 more words


Shooter’s Park

What would you expect if you were invited to a park called Shooter’s Park? If you thought of sounds of bullets echoing from behind trees, you were mistaken. 294 more words

Bike Rides

Siege, famine and a wealth of history in beautiful Leiden

Leiden’s history is all incident and intrigue. Ancient battles were fought here, legendary thinkers and artists lived here, it was a global centre of trade, and the ghosts of Pilgrim Fathers and religious refugees still haunt the streets. 886 more words