Fouad Laroui, A Barbarian in Amsterdam


How does Amsterdam, the land of Calvinism – or rather Agnosticism, these days – appear to the stranger? Where are the stories told by Jacques Brel?  Now that a new City inside the city is being built, who is to populate the older part? Hordes of Barbarians coming to town for fun, culture, art – maybe even future Olympics? Has the city planner even thought of who is to inhabit the city? Between past and present, the “inspector of finished works” takes us on a special tour of the city.


Published on: Sense and action, N. 20 New Series – Year X 2014