The Netherlands

Why Drink Beer, When You Have Jenever in Amsterdam?

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

The Dutch have a secret, and that secret's name is jenever. A precursor to modern gin, it has been drunk as "medicine" in the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. And what better way to pay homage to this historic liquor than to celebrate it with a festival, in a deconsecrated church, on a Saturday afternoon in Amsterdam.

Exploring the Lonely Exurbs of America's Midwest

Peter Behrens | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Behrens

The exurban neighbourhods of El Paso County, Colorado seem, to this observer, environments designed for alienation and loneliness: street after street of developer-built houses fronted by enormous, power-operated garage doors, which display an defensive attitude to the street, and to the larger world. It all makes The Netherlands, where I currently live, seem mighty urbane, and civilized.

Cannabis Ban In The Netherlands

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada Travel

The days of travelling to the Netherlands to get high are probably over. According to Reuters, “A controversial law that will make it harder for ...

Dutch Group Threatens To Burn Novel 'Book Of Negroes'

CBC News | CBC News | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada

CBC -- A Dutch group is threatening to burn Lawrence Hill's award-winning novel The Book of Negroes, because they oppose the use of the word "negro" i...