About us

The best of Dutch & The best of British

We are a friendly Dutch – British family based in the Southern Netherlands with a passion for history and culture.


Dimphy is our Dutch girl and local to the region. Among her many qualities are a love of cycling and an extensive knowledge of all the best local cafes. Dimphy’s ancestors lived in the same area as Van Gogh back in the nineteenth Century!


Katie is Nick’s daughter and speaks three languages fluently (English, Dutch and Polish). She is now at Utrecht University studying History. 
She also loves rock climbing and has a number of ascents in the Alps. 


Nick is British born and bred. He is an author and historian and loves to share stories particularly on Dutch history.
He is author of “In search of Kelsoland” which traces our family roots back a thousand years to early medieval Ayrshire.