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Visiting The Hague

This is a short report on one of those examples of situations I probably would never have ended up in if I hadn’t asked what that blue stuff below was…
 

‘Cause I’d met this lovely lady at the opening of LOFAR and she invited me to visit her in The Hague. She works for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (all my interests summed up one go actually) and she was interested in hearing my story.
 

So the other day I took a train to this gorgeous city, to which – I have to admit – I’d never been before! And we had a very inspiring conversation about the importance of science and the importance of showing people the importance and beauty of science. Something I’ve been doing as a hobby quite a lot lately.
 

And while I was there, I went to see the rest of the city properly too…

 

Besides this important political place you hear about on the news all the time, Den Haag also turned out to be a city which reminded me of an open art exhibition. I love this crow made of wood.

 

Another example to support that statement: paintings as sand sculptures!

 

I was lucky: there’s also an exhibition with the most beautiful photographs you’ve ever seen, from the stunning nature in Europe: Wild Wonders of Europe.

 

Of course: the Binnenhof from the Hofvijver.

 

And I thought it was kind of funny that apparently God has His own parking spot, right across the street of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

 

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