Tower or Babel

Jacob spends his days in the multicultural mix that is the best of Holland.

While some areas of Amsterdam (and the Netherlands) are visibly struggling with multiculturalism and even schools and day care are discussed as being “black” or “white”, Jacob is happy at De Schep deep in the “multicultural samenleven” of de Pijp where he is one of six babies, five of whom have at least one non-dutch parent. His carers are Surinamse, Turkish, Morrocan, Bulgarian and Dutch. His days in Ijsselstein are spent in an Italian/Dutch environment where both are spoken and next week in France he will be spending three afternoons at a creche full of french babies while his Mum and Dad go snowboarding together. Cést la vie!

God only knows what he is going to end up speaking………

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