Science is a serious matter but it also involves fun. The best part is that we, as citizens, can work side by side with researchers. And do our bit to make a difference on behalf of our world. For example, catching plastic while sailing in the canals.Read More »Citizen and Science: Sailing Canals Catching Plastic
Last fall I was wandering through Clingendael Park to enjoy the fungi season on one of the few warm sunny days. I walked on a thick carpet of brown leaves and took pictures with my phone here and there. I was trying to register the amount and diversity of fungi it was possible to see around. There were people more ready than me to catch up with the beauty of nature: big cameras, tripods, and lights. I knew, at that moment, that fungi were a serious matter in this country.Read More »Enjoy the Fungi Season and Help the Science!
By Hellen Chandra-Boortman It’s Monday morning and it’s been two weeks since I saw the last newsletter. Time to check out the latest edition! I’m… Read More »Delft MaMa newsletter: behind the scenes
by Delft MaMa Outreach Coordinator Maria Steenhuizen and Chairwoman Meredith Mull Aggarwal Why sponsor or partner with Delft MaMa? For the past 12 years,… Read More »The advantages of partnering with Delft MaMa
As most children in the Netherlands prepare to celebrate the period of Sinterklaas, some of us expats can be left overwhelmed with this uniquely Dutch tradition, without understanding the history behind it. Some aspects might be shocking (blackface), others might be endearing (leaving carrots in shoes for Sint’s horse). Join us as Delft MaMa Anitha Raj, hailing from India, shares a little background on Sinterklaas followed by her observations of this annual tradition.
Guest Post by Nina Bogerd and Maya Levi Although she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) fifteen years ago, Maya Levi has never let it… Read More »Maya Levi: Determined not to let life be defined by MS
by Natalia Moreno The Origins of Halloween Although Halloween celebrations are very popular in The United States, its origin comes far from the American continent.… Read More »Halloween: From spooky origins to family fun
In the summer of 2016 my family and I moved from the sunny Costa del Sol to the not-so-sunny town of Delft, and I wasn’t… Read More »10 things living in The Netherlands has taught me
Citizens of the Kingdom of the Netherlands*, vassals of the King Willem Alexander “the first”, let your hair down, dress up in orange from top to toe and celebrate that His Royal Highness is hitting 50 tomorrow Thursday the 27th of April.
If you arrived in the Netherlands after that date of April 2016, you should know that on Koningsdag nothing is bizarre.
(*that includes Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten)
Read More »His Royal Highness Willem Alexander King of the Netherlands is 50! and we are all celebrating him
Delft MaMa Children and Maternity Clothing Swap This Saturday Delft MaMa is taking a head start on King’s Day by organizing a Children and Maternity… Read More »Three easy ways of becoming an active part of Delft MaMa community