Alex Foster is an American of Dutch heritage, his ancestors having sailed from Holland to Brooklyn in 1642 and, 11 generations later, he still feels a great love of all things Dutch! After college in the US, Alex lived in the Pieter DeHoochstraat for 2 years, learning basic Dutch and beginning a life-long affinity for the Netherlands. Currently, he returns annually and enjoys exploring all corners of the Netherlands. So far, he has traveled to places even his Dutch friends in Amsterdam had not seen. Alex will be contributing articles on his explorations here regularly.