It's OK to Be Gay (For the Day)

Amsterdam Canal Parade Karsten Qualmann

This weekend, the Canal Parade, highlight of the annual Gay Pride festival, made its way through the Amsterdam city centre. But just how liberal are we in The Netherlands?

Working Part-Time: What's the Catch?

Cafe In Amsterdam Cathrine Kongslev

Part-time work is standard practice for most women in The Netherlands, even when you are in your late twenties and you don't have a mini me to entertain in the out-of-office hours.

Dam tasty: dining out in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the perfect weekend break right now, with a major Picasso exhibition starting at the Van Gogh Museum this weekend (, and the new Canal Museum ( opening 1 April.

Solo Mio For Christmas

Train Platform, Poland 2 Dantesz Sxc Hu

Driving home for Christmas. And it seems we can put little ol´ Chris Rea on repeat here as the roads are clogged with snow.