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The Dutch poet and icon of the 1960's Simon Vinkenoog (Amsterdam 1928-2009) left many traces in the IISH:Archival collection Simon VinkenoogAll paintings, posters and photos related to Simon... [Collection highlight]
No commodity was smuggled as often or to such profit in Southeast Asia as opium. In the Dutch East Indies, many Dutch civil servants helped along the contraband trade in opium by receiving payments... [Item of the Day]
A provo from Amsterdam, Bart Huges, pierced his own skull with an electric drill on 6 January 1965. In this way he hoped to expand his mind and remain permanently 'stoned'. Huges had studied medicine... [Item of the Day]