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The Kaiser Wilhelm II and Audrey Hepburn connection: Kaiser Bill in the Netherlands

Social history fascinates me, but my knowledge is extremely patchy and I’m not very good at remembering particulars. Nevertheless, sometimes I am astounded by something I discover and this was one of those occasions. Did you know that Wilhelm II, … Continue reading

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Disaster in Den Bosch: building connected to Hieronymus Bosch collapses

Some landmarks just can’t be replaced. Some historical buildings are worth preserving for posterity. Sometimes that just doesn’t go to plan. Last weekend, a building in the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch that was well-known to the artist Hieronymus Bosch simply … Continue reading

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The Miniaturist – a love of small objects and tiny details

Imagine that you were blind. How could you get an idea of the scale and shape of a cathedral or the layout of a castle? In recent years, 3D models and town plans have been appearing in tourist spots around … Continue reading

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Anne Frank – 70 years since she died in Bergen-Belsen

Nobody knows exactly when Anne Frank died in the work camp Bergen-Belsen in 1945. All we know is that it was at the beginning of March. After the war, her father allowed her diary to be published and her legacy … Continue reading

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