18 beautiful houses for tiny people

As a child in 1980s Britain, several books and TV shows captured my imagination with their little people and tiny houses. Bagpuss. Tottie – the Story of a Doll’s House. And my very favourite, The Borrowers. Imagine being so small, …


Barbers and deep-fried snacks

Rotterdam. With its gorgeous harbour and no-nonsense citizens. Its multiculturalism and quirky architecture. What you may not know about this Dutch city is its contribution to the world’s fastfood heritage –  ‘kapsalon’ – meaning barbershop. The dish is believed to …






Netherlands: Halbe Zijlstra

Article by Halbe Zijlstra, State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science: “Ain’t nothing like the real thing”, is what Marvin Gaye used to sing back in the sixties. And it is this line that instantly came to my mind when I was …