Promised to make him famous

While he was abusing me, I promised to make him famous. He’s no star, nor a celebrity. He was just some bad-tempered Cloggy, travelling on the Amsterdam-Brussels-Midi intercity – second class.

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Brussels discovery ends up in Fries Museum

Though I visit plenty car-boot sales, second-hand shops, ‘brocante‘ and flea-markets … This has yet to happen to me. What about you?

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Exhibition: ‘Art Nouveau in the Netherlands’

Plenty visitors, me included, loved the recent Art Deco & Paul Poiret exhibition at The Hague’s Gemeentemuseum. This exhibition, now closed, raised expectations high for ‘Art Nouveau in the Netherlands’, at the same museum.

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Brussels’ Wiertz Museum

It was raining so hard, Brussels’ streets looked like the Yangtze or Amazon. Stepping up hill against torrents hurrying downhill, I was glad to arrive at Wiertz’ house. This is now called the Wiertz Museum and can be found on top a hill right behind the European Parliament.

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Parlamentarium: a splendid introduction to the EU and European Parliament

A visit to the Parlamentarium in Brussels should be compulsory! It should not only be obligatory for all citizens – especially politicians – of the European member states. Non-Europeans should visit it too! Especially with recent events in Europe, ranging from the financial and refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, Brexit to the appalling murder of Mrs Cox.

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