beemster polder

How to get rid of an entire lake

The Beemster Polder in the Netherlands is a feat of human engineering impressive enough – but especially when you find out when it was done!

things to do in rotterdam

Some rainy days in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a city dealing with destruction, identity and balance. Europe’s biggest trading port has built a strong community through it all.

schieblock rotterdam

An old space made new

As Rotterdam faces the problem of what to do with old unused buildings, one group has come up with an innovative community idea.

oceanium rotterdam

Like a fish out of water

Visitors can’t normally go here but let me take you behind the scenes of the enormous aquarium at Rotterdam’s famous zoo.