I’m Alison, a woman from the southern US, who now finds herself in the Netherlands, thanks to an Italian boyfriend. I’m a native Floridian who has spent time in North Carolina, New Orleans and New York, before continuing my love affair with the letter N and moving to the Netherlands. I’m an art historian by degree, a writer/editor by profession, and a photographer in my dreams.
Currently, I’m a freelance writer and editor. One of my jobs allows me to combine my art history and writing in a regular art column for DUTCH magazine. I’ve also written about Utrecht for the magazine. Being a cat lover and an art lover, editing the English text for Amsterdam Pub Cats and L-Tuziasm’s City Trippin’ art catalogue have been some of my favorite jobs.
In 2013 BBC Travel wrote an article about the happiest places on earth to live and Utrecht was included. At the end of the section about Utrecht, they included a link to my blog. I still get regular visitors from that post. And they called me a photographer!
Speaking of which, all photos in this blog — unless otherwise noted — are mine. Please don’t use them without permission. However, if you would like to use them or purchase prints, please get in touch.
You can contact me at abnetsel [at] gmail [dot] com.