Another big storm is passing over the country today. Absolute chaos at the moment.

Went to Utrecht by train to go to the Webwinkel Vakdagen, a trade fair for e-commerce websites. We decided however to leave around lunchtime, to be home ahead of the storm. It started well enough, but halfway home things started falling apart. A train, a lightrail and a very long busride got us home after a little over three and a half hours. It usually takes a little more than half an hour to get to Leiden from Utrecht. But we turned out to be the lucky ones, as I later found out loads of people were stranded and had to sleep over at the trainstation.

Here are a few links for you enjoyment: photo’s, BBC News Huge storms sweep northern Europe and Kyrill (storm) on Wikipedia.


Just got back from a visit to Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal. Hadn’t been there in years, even though I live a few streets away. There’s a temporary exhibit at the moment to do with the gunpowder explosion, which was exactly 200 years ago last Friday. Read ‘New facts about the gunpowder explosion‘ for more information. We also visited the permanent collection which features some fantastic works from local artists, including Rembrandt van Rijn.