The Dutch often get a bad rap, especially here in Grand Rapids. But being Dutch (Mulder) and married to Dutch (Roelofs means 'hungry like the wolf' or something) I fly the freaky deaky Dutch flag proudly as they've been killing it as creatives since Vermeer times. Ja!
BTW, Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring is going to be exhibited in NYC in Oct. Wish my Dutch frugality would allow me to go! http://www.frick.org/exhibitions/mauritshuis