Here you can read some very personal family stories. They usually belong to the collective memory of a family. And they represent how people did cope with the challenges of their time, or what they did to make the best out of their life.
The Dutch East Indies before WW II
How was colonial life in the Dutch East Indies before WW II? As son of a “Tuan Inspecteur”, the countywide representative of the Dutch colonial government, our dear friend Wouter-Jan shares his memories with us.
The Renoirs of Uncle Willem
Do you want to know where Willem van der Vorm, in those days director of the family owned Holland America Line, hid his collection of Renoir paintings to avoid confiscation by the German occupiers? Then, the story “The Renoirs of Uncle Willem”, written by his niece Thea, might be interesting.
Travelling across Europe in a campervan during the 60’s
Here you can read the story of our campervan. How my parents came to the idea. How my father built a campervan during a time they were simply not for sale and all construction details had to be “invented” first. And how travelling and camping was like in those days.