Re-Dutchifying Paris

It seems like Dutch culture is slowly disappearing from Paris. The Institut Néerlandais (Dutch Institute), founded by Frits Lugt in 1957 and active until its closure in 2013, was a non-profit institution in Paris that promoted Dutch art and culture. Despite being one of the earliest cultural institutions of its kind, it relied completely on […]

Why We Shouldn’t Tolerate Zwarte Piet

Traditions are the foundation of every society – but do we know where they actually come from? Traditions are a form of indoctrination. We grow up in accordance with certain norms and values without thinking about them critically or looking at them from a different perspective. As citizens, we often turn a blind eye to […]