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THE NEWEST NETHERLANDER

Welkom, meneer!

Welkom, meneer! Our king is delighted you can join us.

We citizens of the world would like to be allowed to travel wherever we like and to live where we choose.

By filling in a form and forking out for a visa now and then, we’re able to do pretty much just that.

Others are not so fortunate. By accident of birth, many are condemned to live in places they would prefer to leave. Places which are dangerous to life, health and liberty. Places which condemn their families to generations of powerlessness and poverty.

Which is why a citizenship ceremony is an important, joyful and humbling occasion. Continue reading

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