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Tripadvisor Acquires Iens, a Dutch restaurant review site

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Tripadvisor Acquires Iens, a Dutch restaurant review site

According to Iens, Tripadvisor announced today it acquired Iens.nl, a leading Dutch restaurant review site and its pendant Seatme.nl, where you can make reservations in approximately 1500 restaurants.

IENS was established in 1998 bij Iens Boswijk. It is the largest restaurant review and reservation website of The Netherlands with 20 million annual visitors and more than 20,000 restaurants with reviews. The website receives 4,000 reviews of restaurants per week and 200,000 restaurant reviews annually.

That will enhance Tripadvisor’s presence in the Netherlands.

Obama: Truly Gezellig in The Hague

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Truly Gezellig in The Hague

I’ve seen some of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 here in The Hague and took a bit of video and some photo’s at the final press conference where Obama thanked the Dutch for a well organized summit and showed he knows a Dutch word “Gezellig” that many English speaking people claim is not so easy to translate….My idea is that the following English words give some meaning to gezellig: Cozy, snug and intimate cover it more or less.

After the press conference the president was induced to being photographed in front of the Victory Boogie Woogie, the latest and unfinished painting of Piet Mondrian, who died in New York before he could finish this painting. This painting is in the collection of the The Hague Municipal Museum of Modern Art (Gemeentemuseum).

Obama bij de Victory Boogie Woogie

No Beard? No King! – Dutch getting Viral about King to be Willem-Alexander

King to be Willem-Alexander and Abdicating Queen Beatrix

Currently H.R.H Prince Willem Alexander of The Netherlands (left) is clean shaven. He will be the first King in over 100 years after his mother H.M. Queen Beatrix (right) will abdicate in favor of him on April 30, 2013. However according to a funny FacBook page Zonder Baard Geen Koning (i.e. No Beard? No King!) which started yesterday and collected some 20,000 likes in its first 24 hours, Willem-Alexander has still 90 days to grow a nice beard.