Histourism: Kamp Vught & ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Yesterday I went to the south of the Netherlands to visit Kamp Vught, the only genuine SS concentration camp located outside of the Third Reich. It wasn't even finished when prisoners started to arrive, and they had to help finish building it. During WWII it was pretty large, but all that remains now are a... Continue Reading →

Histourism: Hidden art deco gem Radio Kootwijk

A weekend at my mother's is always good for some last-minute adventures. Last Saturday night we took a drive in the dark to go and listen to the belling of the stags, a very distinctive sound that they make when they are in heat. Unfortunately, we were a bit early - they do it from mid-September... Continue Reading →

Histourism: Berlin

I went to Berlin last week, keen to soak up as much history as I could--and I think I succeeded pretty well. Day 1 After a pretty exhausting ten-hour bus trip, I arrived in the centre of Berlin, and took my sweet time figuring out the public transport system - U-bahn, S-bahn, M-bahn, bus or... Continue Reading →

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