Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Franka and a coffee

Aah a coffee with a speculaas biscuit, my hat against the cold (since a few days it is freezing in the Netherlands) and the new Franka, a comic for boys really..

Monday, November 29, 2010

Utrecht Amsterdam Haarlem

I like this kind of 'advertisement'; an artshop has the names of the bigger cities of Holland displayed. I feel when you are a shop in a provincial town stay local and don't put Tokio or New York there.

Or maybe they really have shops in these cities, I don't know....

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Yawner

I took a picture of a 'yawner' in Vianen. A yawner is a stone or wooden head, often depicting a Moor, on the front of a building in the Netherlands. It was used to indicate that this building is a pharmacy.

The building is now a traveling agency

Info on the history of Yawners.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Chocolate Letter

It's that time of the year that you buy goodies for the night of St Nicolas (the 5th of December). This are letters, usually you get a chocolate letter of the first letter of your name...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The alcohol combatant

The alcohol combatant:
"Don't go with him, but with us, with him you meet your doom"

(an afiche from the good old days, Vianen museum)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The White House

Nice shot of some old houses in Vianen.... They look as if they have been there a long time..

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New York vanilla-cheesecake

This weekend I made a Cheese cake, a classic receipe the New York vanilla-cheesecake. It was awsome... Many people enjoyed it.

Monday, November 22, 2010


It was a weekend with some bubbles..

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Marzipan piggy

I am not into the Sinterklaas celebrations, but I do eat some of the goodies which you can buy. This is a marzipan piggy I endulged in. Sweet marzipan with a little bit of chocolate coating. I ate all and felt guilty....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tulips at the market

I have been to the market this morning. One stand, I realized is probably very Dutch. A stand only selling tulips bulbs. Selections of dark purple and pink tulip bulbs. Red and yellow, different shapes and sizes. I don't know what it is with tulips. It's one of the national symbols as a flower they are nothing special, still I like them. From time to time I buy a bunch.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Coffee, menu and ashtray...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hoekse Waard

A very Dutchy site, I had to take an alternative route to my work this morning because of a serious jam on the highway I usually take. I saw this windmill and thought, 'that's a nice post for Daily'.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Alternative refrigerator

I don't eat meat or milk products, so I discovered that you actually don't need a refrigerator. I don't drink soda's either so I have lived for years without one.
But sometimes a refrigerator comes in handy. When you throw a party for example. But with a little bit creativity: I cool my drinks in the bathtub... :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

View from the water

During a party at a friend we made a small boat trip on the canal of Woerden. I saw the town from a different angle.. This is a shot of the Castle and Catholic Church.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Roof ornament with horse.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Bokbier is back! It is the autumn beer of Holland and it is one of the few beers I really love..!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What is the question?

Almost walked allover it, somebody drew this question mark on the beach. What would have been the question? Where am I in the point of my life, where am I going, what will I do? What is the right way to go.
It is my interpretation of the question mark on the beach, but it are indeed the questions I am struggling with..

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Pullpit

this is called 'The Pullpit'?