In Search of Utopia

On the Trail of the Most Influential Book Ever Published in the Low Countries It was raining as I turned into Eiermarkt. I was looking for a house called De Biecorf, the Beehive, where Pieter Gillis lived in the early sixteenth century. But the street didn’t look too promising, with a big car park on…

Love in a Cold Climate

Dangerous Liaisons in the Low Countries Some people have gone to France or Italy in search of passionate romance, but others have fallen hopelessly in love in the unpromising dampness of the Low Countries. A Utrecht lady’s charm James Boswell was miserable from the moment he arrived in Holland. A nine-hour journey in a Dutch…