“It’s our first time in San Francisco. It’s very big; very big buildings, big streets. It’s quite empty around here. You walk here because you want to see City Hall, but there isn’t much to do. That’s the big difference between cities in the United States and in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, everywhere you see terraces; there’s more activity on the street. Every corner there’s something to do. A lot of people are on the street. Here there are people on the street, but they are walking from A to B. It feels a bit cold. Everyone is on their own. I think what we’ll remember most about San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable car, Alcatraz, the wide streets.

 I think if you visit a city in Holland, you will remember the atmosphere more than the buildings and what you can see.”