Delft – Building A Nation And A Ceramics Empire

Delft conjures up images of pretty blue and white ceramics. Not murder in the castle, looting of Portuguese ships and 80 years of fighting the Spanish. But that’s exactly what […]

The Hague – From an Ancient Forest to the Heart of the Dutch Government

There is a forest in the Hague. In the 16th century, a leisure walker like me, may have bumped into men carrying executed bodies to the gallows fields on the […]

The Hague – Arriving by Train at the Seaside Town of Scheveningen

Little do I know as I board the Antwerp – Den Haag intercity train, that by sunset, thanks to an artist’s legacy, the 20th century transition of a fishing village […]