Boijmans 03 2
dec 22, 2016

Visible Storage: the worlds first public art depot in Rotterdam

by Ronald
Most of the collections of the world's greatest museums linger in storage, unseen, appreciated, often forgotten. A public art depot in Rotterdam may change all that. Where do you go to the see the world’s finest art? One would think to leading museums such as the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Almost right. Five percent right, to be exactly, since… Read more...
moai and clipper photo Ronald van Erkel
nov 09, 2016

Easter Island's Unique Cultural Heritage

by Ronald
How would you react if a spaceship landed in your backyard spilling a crowd of Martians? Surprised, to say the least. That is what the reaction must have been of the Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island when, in 1722, three Indiaman ships appeared at their shore. The Eastern Islanders had lived for hundreds of years on their tiny, completely isolated island in the absolute conviction that they… Read more...
princes day01
sept 01, 2016

Prince's Day - Pomp & Circumstance

by Ronald
The popularity ratings of the Dutch monarchy are the envy of every president worldwide. Traditionally around 80% during the reigns of Queen Juliana (1948-1980) and Queen Beatrix (1980-2013) it has waned somewhat under the still relatively inexperienced King William Alexander to around 65% in the face of seeming improprieties by Willem Alexander and other members of the royal family during the… Read more...
Central Station 4 photo by Ronald van Erkel
dec 10, 2014

Rotterdam's new Central Station

by Ronald
It took almost ten years and one billion dollars to complete the mega project that is Rotterdam's overhauled Central Station. Now tourists walk at a leisurely gait across the vast esplanade in front of the recently overhauled Central Station, soaking up the sunshine. Occasionally they are pausing to make snapshots or to admire the huge inverted V of the roof over the station’s main concourse… Read more...


16-01-2017 Overzicht

Features: Roggeveen, the Forgotten Explorer. Dutch, the Magazine, July 2016 Prince’s Day – Pomp & Circumstance. Dutch, the Magazine, July 2015 Rotterdam’s overhauled Central Station: a new centre of mass for Europe’s largest...