Tag Archives: Gerard Koolschijn

1665 – Strictly forbidden for women, female animals and vehicles.

Photo of the border gate by Dutch writer Gerard Koolschijn taken in the 1970ties. In his novel  “Geen Sterveling weet” he writes about his walk to the border: Voordat de nacht viel, slenterde ik langs de branding naar de heilige … Continue reading

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1648 – Herman Hissink and Athos

Herman Hissink (1915-2011) was  a teacher in the Dutch language at the Christian Gymnasium (nowadays Gymnasium Sorghvliet) in the Hague, The Netherlands. From his early youth on he was very fond of traveling and nature. He told his pupils very … Continue reading

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1625 – Athos in a Dutch novel by Gerard Koolschijn

In the Dutch novel Geen sterveling weet by Gerard Koolschijn (2012) the main character visits The Holy Mountain. The writer visited Athos in the early 70ties.  The chapter about Athos is beautifully and truthfully written but difficult to translate. So … Continue reading

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