Reinier Sijpkens travels around the world making magic and music for children. At home in the Netherlands, he haunts the canals of Amsterdam playing barrel organ, trumpet and conch. Producer Dheera Sujan meets with this illusive magical character who says his day job is "developing his soul."
The Music Boat Man was produced and presented by Dheera Sujan of Radio Netherlands Worldwide. It airs as part of our international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.
Grachten - The Website for Canal Lovers
A brief history and numerous "photo tours" of the waterways of Amsterdam.
Video of Reinier Sijpkens
Video of the music boat man, Reinier Sijpkens.
The Internet Guide to Amsterdam
A guide to Amsterdam to print and take with you, covering: language, money, hotels, eating and drinking, transport, shopping, news, communications, etc.
by: George McDonald 2007
An unbeatable guide to the Netherlands' largest city, which receives an estimated 10 million visitors annually.
Show Time!: Music, Dance, and Drama Activities for Kids
by: Lisa Bany-Winters 2000
Kids learn to become triple performers, developing their skills as singers, dancers, and actors through more than 80 activities that include imitating a musician or musical instrument, acting out a song, creating a mirror dance, making puppets and playbills.