Amsterdam as a safe harbor for refugees

The big economic boom acted as a magnet for people everywhere in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, and immigrants flocked to the city to seek their fortune.   Louis de Geer was one of those refugees, who arrived in 1615. His father moved from Liege to Holland to give his children a better future, […]

Don’t they know that?

Today’s assignment: Border Not that many years ago we still had borders in Europe. Places where you had to drive very slowly past a little house, where a man in uniform sat behind an open window and looked at the passing cars and at you. Sometimes he would make a gesture with his hand that […]