My family has lived in the Archipelbuurt for three years, and we never even knew what was across the street – in our case, a hofje! Jacqueline is a thoroughly knowledge guide. It was a privilege to learn about the origins of our home and daily environment – how else would I have known that the block of flats down the road used to be an army barracks, or that the residential neighbourhood near the church used to be used to catch migratory birds? Why do people even catch migratory birds? Luckily, with Jacqueline, all of these questions – and more – were fielded expertly. There's something reassuring, rooting, in understanding that the architect who built the houses down the street also built the Passage. Or that the Anglican church was built because the RAF (accidentally) bombed the old one. History suddenly catches up with the present, until every day you are walking through a living museum. You do not know a city until you know who built it. And you don't know who built it until you are guided through The Hague..