When it comes to talking about the Netherlands, we often think of tulips, cheese, and windmills. However, if we were to name a well-known Dutch figure, a popular choice would certainly be Vincent van Gogh.
In this episode, Mr. Arjen van den Berg, the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong and Macau, invites the presenter, Chris, to visit his official residence in Hong Kong. We can feel the Dutch aesthetics through the tour, and art seems to have an important role in their culture.
The Dutch had imported millions of Chinese porcelain products which were later imitated to become the Dutch version of blue-and-white porcelain, aka Delftware. Having developed for several hundred years, Delft Blue has already become a Dutch classic. Hong Kong also has its own classic, known as Guangcai. In this episode, Arjen and Chris are going to visit a long-standing porcelain factory to learn more about the traditional art.
In the segment “Foreigners in Hong Kong”, we will introduce a Dutch photographer, Marcel Heijnen, who considers Hong Kong his second home.