Schooltas op de vlagpaal

While cycling through the buurten (neighbourhoods) of Den Haag, on the way to explore the beautiful sand dunes that make up the Meijendel reserve between Scheveningen and Wassenaar, I was fascinated by the sight of numerous, seemingly liberated school bags suspended from flagpoles that protruded from houses and apartments. Fluttering Dutch flags shared the poles … Continue reading Schooltas op de vlagpaal

Anthropological lens on the Netherlands

On 1 August my wife and I moved from Sydney, Australia to live, work and study in the Netherlands. As an anthropologist I am keen to document over time our experiences of immersion in Dutch culture and society through the lens of the distinctive anthropological research method 'participant observation' and other qualitative tools. As always, … Continue reading Anthropological lens on the Netherlands