What’s Brewing in The Netherlands

Satellite_image_of_the_NetherlandsBecause we like Douwe Egberts coffee so much, we always like to stay in touch with the news in The Netherlands, home to this great company.

Just this month, The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam unveiled a long-lost Van Gogh painting that had spent years in an attic gathering dust because it was thought to be a fake.  This is the first large painting by the Dutch master discovered since 1928.  The work will go on display at the museum for a full year, starting later this month.

Speed skating is a popular sport in The Netherlands, which is hardly surprising in an area where skating on the frozen canals and lakes is a national pastime.  Just announced this month, the Dutch city of Almere, across the harbor from Amsterdam, will be the home of a new national top speed skating stadium.   The Icedome, as it is called, will be ready for competitions starting in late 2016.

In other news, this month the United Nations published the second annual World Happiness Report. The Netherlands ranked 4th in the world, the same as in last year’s report.  Denmark earned the top spot.  The U.S. ranked 17th.  (Earlier this summer, we reported about another international economic agency using multiple factors found The Netherlands to be the 8th happiest country in the world.  Australia was number 1.)

There’s always a lot of news from The Netherlands, that’s for sure.  We here at Enjoy Better Coffee, Inc. also have some great news for you:  Fresh shipments of coffee and tea have just arrived from The Netherlands, ready to be shipped to you.  All of your favorites are restocked.