This blog is initiated by Hans A.H.C. de Wit, a Dutch living in Istanbul with co-bloggers from Turkey, Greece, the Netherlands, India and the USA. Writing about: politics, cultures, religions, art, daily life, communications, etc. Enjoy!
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It is freezing cold in the Netherlands, andmost newspapers print photos on their front pages of oridnary people wrapped up in hats and scarves. Others opts for a full page photo of two people wearing skates on a frozen lake and asks why ice makes the Dutch so happy? The answer is - apparently - it is one of the great levellers of society.
Since 'time began' rich and poor have skated side-by-side through the Dutch landscape, it seems. “It is free space without rules, true freedom,” says Paul Snabel, head of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research.