Rotterdam in a Nutshell – one of the most exciting cities of the Netherlands


According to Lonely Planet ‘Innovation is the mantra in the Netherlands’ second city, and the locals embrace it with an enthusiasm that makes a visit here an exciting proposition.
This tour will bring you through the city’s cultural and culinary highlights. Rotterdam is the center of multicultural diversity and ethnic communities.

Greenhouse in the sky: inside Europe’s biggest Urban Farm


Pretty much all the food being sold fresh today has traveled thousands of kilometers to get to your plate. At Urban Farmers they believe it’s more convenient, healthier, fresher and sustainable to grow food where it’s eaten: where people live, in cities.

Colonies of Benevolence: Frederiksoord, the notion of the makeable human being and a makeable society


Frederiksoord is the location which formed the basis of today’s Dutch beneficent or benevolent society. A large-scale social experiment took place at the beginning of the nineteenth century. From 1818 onwards, the ‘Colonies of Benevolence’ purchased large, unused plots of land. Large numbers of poverty-stricken families and individuals were sent there from all over the country: to work in agriculture, to go to school and to learn discipline.

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