Leiden Down Under


Leiden is the place where Rembrandt was born and produced almost 50 works. Leiden is also the oldest university city in the Netherlands, known for its rich past, still visible in the old underground cellars. During this Experience you will explore Leiden above and below ground.

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.

The Spijkerkwartier in Arnhem: unveiling the hidden gems of the former red light district


The Spijkerkwartier is a lively neighborhood in the center of Arnhem with many cozy cafes and specialized restaurants. Built in the 19th century, its stately mansions bear witness to an eventful past.

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