Plea for Central European Time in the Netherlands

Last weekend Daylight saving time 2018 ended and Europe went back to Central European Time. In a short movie commissioned by the University of Groningen, Marijke Gordijn explained once more why for us, in the Netherlands, the current time we have in winter is the most optimal choice. In fact, The Netherlands should even be…

Scientific arguments to stop with daylight saving time

Chrono@Work is proactive in spreading scientific arguments for a thoughtfull decision on stopping summer/wintertime. Now that the EU recommends to end changing our clocks twice a year, each country has to decide what to do. The recommendation from the EU is based on years of discussions with and within the parliament and triggered by the outcome…

Winter time !! Not summer time !!

An overwhelming majority of the European population voted against the Daylight Saving Time (DST) clock shifts. Of the 4.6 million respondents to the online survey of the European Commission, no less than 80 percent indicated they wanted to get rid of the shift back and forth in time twice a year. It is now up…

Daylight saving time ends

According to the European directives, Daylight Saving time ends in the last weekend of October. Most European countries follow this directive, which means that this year on October 30 the clock will be shifted back one hour (change from 3 am to 2 am). For us this means an extra hour on the night of…

‘We better repeal daylight saving time’

During the night of Saturday to Sunday daylight saving time will start: the clock will move forward one hour. The discussion to get rid of daylight saving time has been going on for many years. NU.nl asked the experts about their opinion. “I think we can better repeal daylight saving time”, states researcher of human…

‘Nonsense that summer and wintertime still exist’

ASSEN – Daylight saving time and standard time, almost everyone is affected by it. Some more than others. Some people need four weeks to get back to their ordinary rhythms. Along with the University of Groningen, Marijke Gordijn investigates sleep disorders: “Especially the switch to daylight saving time is tough for people who are sensitive…

‘Is it not better to abolish daylight saving time?’

Marijke Gordijn is researcher at the University of Groningen and entrepreneur. Using her company Chrono@Work she puts knowledge from the field of chronobiology on the market. She tells why daylight saving time should be abolished. Chronobiology got its name in the ‘60s, In Germany research was performed inside a bunker, an area secluded from information…