Shaking things up

The recent earthquakes that have hit Groningen these past few years have done more than shake the ground. They have shaken up people’s lives and the future of Groningen. Right now, The Netherlands is the…

Earthquakes usher Groningen into innovative economy

[caption id="attachment_6601" align="alignnone" width="550"] Dutch flags wave in the green harbor of Eemshaven, windmills in the background extend far into the North Sea. Photo: Loly Velasco[/caption] GRONINGEN - Around the world earthquakes cause disaster and…

Rooftop farming in autumn sun

By Elin Larsson & Agnete Vestergaard-Kristensen   Rotterdam may not be seen as one of the greener cities in The Netherlands. Skyscrapers and modern architecture are often perceived as a lack of nature. And in…

A football field of solar energy

By Vivian Soares and Simon Hoffmann Petersen   [caption id="attachment_5837" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Solar Panels of the new Rotterdam Centraal will generate close to half a Megawatt per year, comparable to the annual supply of…

Rotterdam – pleasantly insane

By Alejandro Izquierdo and Morten Refsgaard If you like the cosiness of Amsterdam or Utrecht with their cafés, canals and cathedrals, Rotterdam might not be the place for you. Rotterdam is like Amsterdam’s eccentric little…

From dust till done at Rotterdam Centraal

By Helen Arnd and Stefanie Zillner Stepping out of the train at Rotterdam Central Station, it doesn’t look like a very innovative and modern station to us. Cable drums, huge hoardings, dust, dirt and busy…

From The Dom Tower with love

[caption id="attachment_5170" align="aligncenter" width="241"] By: Adam Charles and Elin Larsson[/caption] You might think that Utrecht is chaotic city with a lack of romance – but you couldn’t be more wrong. Just a stones throw away…