Essays

Brand Hotel Polen (ANP)

De Hel in Hotel Polen

07/11/2014 Met de titel “De Hel in Hotel Polen” wordt al snel duidelijk dat hiermee een grote brand wordt bedoeld. Deze titel is aan deze gebeurtenis gegeven door het geschiedenisprogramma …

A Bike Ride Down Memory Lane

Written and photography by Astrid Parys 13/10/2014 On 31 December 1925, Het Land van Maas en Waal flooded. The abundant rainfall in December, along with ice water from the snowfall …

By CDC (PHIL #1187) (CDC Public Health Image Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Legionella Disaster

07/11/2014 In 1999 a Legionella disaster occurred in the Netherlands. Lot’s of people suffered from the Legionnaires’ disease. They got pneumonia-like symptoms and the disease was spread over the country. …

by Alinda LoMonaco (Dike breach in Wilnis)

Dike Breach in Wilnis

07/11/2014In the early morning of the 26th of August 2003, the little town of Wilnis experienced a dike breach. A sixty meter long piece of dike shifted away, causing a …

Bijlmer Air Crash Disaster

12/04/2016 The Netherlands with its dense population is, according to Menno van Duin (1995), disaster-prone. It is remarkable, then, that major accidents and disasters are rare events. However, the Netherlands …