Category Archives: Dutch stuff

Natural and Man Made Hazards… Natural disasters

In 1953 there was major flooding in Netherlands: in the night of January 31 many dykes in the provinces of Zeeland, Zuid Holland and Noord Holland broke due to the combination of a spring tide and a northwesterly storm. Your … Continue reading

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Showers… with a Dutch perspective…

Let’s start with a stereotype: when you live in the Netherlands, the perception is that everything is bigger and better in USA. So when we moved to CA about 15 years ago that was one of my preconceived ideas… yes, … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location: Historic neighborhoods

Living in the Netherlands, it is not unusual to live in a home built in 1700’s, thus about 500 years old. Think about Leiden, Zwolle and even for instance Zwartsluis. World wide you will find many historic neighborhoods, great places … Continue reading

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House For Sale – Your Privacy and Safety

Some time ago I posted a blog about Google and your Privacy. Selling a home means that a property becomes a showcase, strangers walk through and see how a person lives. Where I come from (northern part of Netherlands), privacy … Continue reading

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