Recipe for success

By Petra Ondrisakova and James Field Bankruptcy is at an eight year low in the Netherlands and the city of Groningen is living proof of the recent statistics indicating nationwide economic recovery. The city of Groningen is eager to take credit for this recovery. Two years ago in the city, Urban Planning would only allow limited…

Back in black

By James Field A meeting this week at Groningen Town Hall is looking to avoid protest at the annual arrival of one of the Netherlands most notorious characters, ‘Black Pete’. Black Pete or ‘Zwarte Piet’, traditionally accompanies St Nicolas during christmas celebrations in Holland, however the controversy around the character persists as he is usually…

Netherlands offline

By Alessia Melchiorre  Last weekend, a technical failure forced offline millions of internet users in the Netherlands and, not being entirely resolved, complaints are piling up on the social media pages run by KPN, the country’s biggest IT provider. According to Marianne Zwart, Communication Officer in the company, the cause is due to an error…