“I guess you just remember bad things really well”

Jeanette Boomsma (83) was only 3 years old when The World War II began in the Netherlands, but she remembers everything very clearly. She talks about how she remembers what happened during the war while she was living in Amsterdam with her family, and how she survived. Full-quote Interview by Malijn Pieterse “I don’t talk about the war that often; I think I’ve only talked … Continue reading “I guess you just remember bad things really well”

“I wouldn’t mind dying if it were for a heroic act“

Monty Swart (32) was 19 years old when he went to Afghanistan. He felt euphoric when he heard he would go to war. He talks about his work and experiences there and how this influenced his future. Text by Amy Steur Photo is a symbolic picture by Unsplash “I’ve always had a fascination for everything that had to do with the army and wars, but … Continue reading “I wouldn’t mind dying if it were for a heroic act“

Life in times of Corona – Episode 14

In today’s episode of the International Angle podcast, Anouk, Lea, Maartje, Pauline and Amy talk about their articles for the ‘Rewind’ magazine. Topics such as online therapy, long-distance relationships, being a mom to 26 plants, writing letters to penpals and remote villages in France where people can’t have access to the internet will be discussed. We also talk about our own rewinding tips. Hopefully, this … Continue reading Life in times of Corona – Episode 14

1,5-meter society will not work for the hospitality business

A column by Tijn de Bruin Several viral videos have been spreading throughout social media of Dutch citizens. Dutch celebrity Nicolette van Dam working at her café, throwing drinks to the tables from one-and-a-half-meter distance. A bar owner from Rotterdam doing the same thing. These videos are a cry for help: the 1,5-meter society after the corona crisis will not work for them. As being … Continue reading 1,5-meter society will not work for the hospitality business

Learning delays: why is the Dutch Education Union so concerned?

By Marije de Boer When I heard that the Dutch Education Union was worried about the learning delay primary school students are going to have because of the corona virus, millions of questions popped into my head. The Dutch Education Union announced that they decided that if schools don’t open up again soon, they want to shorten the summer holidays, just so students get a … Continue reading Learning delays: why is the Dutch Education Union so concerned?

Life in times of Corona – Episode 12

In the 12th episode of Life in times of Corona Iris, Michelle, Anette and Asier discuss their current situation and the updates of the slowly but surely easing restrictions in their countries. These times are crazy for everyone, but life keeps moving and new projects are waiting. Last week the groups have started working on the ‘’Rewind’’ magazine. In this podcast, we talk about what … Continue reading Life in times of Corona – Episode 12