Feminist activist and political scientist Marjan Sax is an advisor in the charity sector. As a volunteer, she is involved in We Are Here, a group of undocumented refugees asking for attention to their situation. In 1983, she founded Mama Cash along with four other people. Mama Cash is a foundation that provides financial support […]
Do de Heij and her sister Tessel founded the brewery ‘Gebrouwen door Vrouwen’ (‘brewed by women’) in 2015. What began in 2013 as a fantastic hobby soon grew into a full-blown brewing business – and now they have their own beer bar in Amsterdam. Do de Heij had always loved playing hockey, and after a […]
Zina Abboud had only been in the Netherlands for nine months when she started her catering business, Zina’s Kitchen, in 2016 to give Dutch people a positive introduction to her native Syrian culture. You can taste the love she puts into the dishes from her homeland – dishes she has even served to royalty. Zina […]
Going out for coffee used to involve a cuppa, the newspaper and a biscuit in a traditional Dutch pub known as a ‘brown cafe’, where later in the day the bar serves a kopstootje (a glass of beer and a Dutch gin). That was once upon a time. Nowadays, the city is full of trendy, cosy coffee shops.
England? Romantic? Indeed it is. Particularly in Somerset in the southwest of England. Through this country’s green rolling landscapes, quiet country lanes lead to quaint villages where there is often just a pub and a post office to be found. A trip to the seaside is also on the cards. Here’s a selection of the best places in Somerset and Bath.