A New Life For Old Churches

According to census data, it all started to go downhill for religion in the Netherlands around 1869. That’s the year that more than 1% of the Dutch population identified itself as non-religious. So, what’s a country to do when they spent the last few centuries building churches but now has no one who attends? Perhaps … [Read more…]

Go north to Leeuwarden

It’s the capital of Friesland, in which case its name is spelt Ljouwert . The elfstedentocht starts and finishes here. It’s home to Mata Hari and Escher and the 2018 European Capital of Culture. Molly Quell has been checking out Leeuwarden. Read more.