“We like the cozy atmosphere of this courtyard, it’s nice to come home. Because you are not directly on the street, it is really an oasis of peace. And that while this is officially the bad part, you used to have gangs here and it was called the slum of The Hague. That is still above a photo that we have turned up in the municipal archives.”

Josanne with newspaper and Kelly with guitar while their cat Poes has run away Photo: Indebuurt

“We have a lot of contact with the neighbors, especially since corona. Then we drink a beer together or we do the communal garden. During the Feast of the Sacrifice, a plate of food is placed over the fence. It’s a very mixed neighborhood, which is nice too.”

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