Simon Vinkenoog & Time Out Amsterdam

Time Out has just started an Amsterdam-based monthly magazine and I’m happy to say I’ve got a story in the classical music section of their second issue, due out in November! The magazine’s website is pretty empty at the moment but it does feature one interesting video, a series of vox pops with residents of the city of Amsterdam, including 80 year old poet Simon Vinkenoog. You can watch the video, as they say in the industry, ‘over the fold’.
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Ps. Do they eat their chips with mayonnaise there?

A good friend asked me this question the other day, in reference to my (now officially longer than three months) stay here in the Netherlands. I began answering her question via email, however after a few paragraphs I realised that this information had to be made public. Speculation upon these and other matters then led me to think about some more quirks and characteristics of Dutch culture that make living here so interesting.

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