Tuesday 21 March 2023

Skating reaches a new high: rooftop ice rink opens in Rotterdam

Skating reaches a new high: rooftop ice rink opens in Rotterdam

Dutch enthusiasm for ice skating reaches a new high today with the opening of an ice rink on the roof of the Bijenkorf department store in Rotterdam. The installation on Rotterdam’s Coolsingel promises a ‘Swiss winter atmosphere’, and a ‘unique experience in the city especially for the festive season,’ Bijenkorf spokeswoman Claudia Kasteel, told Dutch News. The rink itself is largely unaffected by the weather as it is not made of frozen water, but from self-lubricating polymers known as ‘glice’.... More >

Retailer shows older couple in lingerie ad

Budget retail chain Zeeman has been praised for its new lingerie advert that features a couple in their sixties and seventies. Hélène, 65, told RTL she had recently become a grandmother when she posed for the shoot with her husband Ruud, 72, which briefly shows them kissing on a bed. ‘I had to think about it, because what would my children make of it?’ she said. ‘I thought, “Why not?” I think it’s really lovely that I’m still being asked... More >

Dutch celebrate jean pool: Denim Days fest

The Dutch are proud of their jeans – that’s the message at this year’s Denim Days Festival, where more than 75 exhibitors will show off their wares. The festival, previouslyl launched in New York, aims to appeal to ‘true-blue’ denim enthusiasts, with a vintage market, music, workshops, attractions for children and speakers on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th. It will be held in the Westergasfabriek former gasworks in Amsterdam’s Westerpark and costs €10 in advance or €15 at the door,... More >

Be brave, ask for a doggybag

Natuur & Milieu is happy the doggy bag is becoming an accepted part of eating out in the  Netherlands, the organisation writes on its website. According to the organisation 41% of diners are offered a doggy bag for surplus food at one time or another compared to 31% in 2015. The number of people asking for a doggy bag went up by 10%. However, 44% are too embarrassed to ask for one, the organisation found. ‘We are glad the doggy... More >