“I was born in a British army hospital in Germany. My father is from Saint Kitts and my mother from the Netherlands. My father was in the army, stationed in Germany. My mother worked at the army base in the weekend, and that’s how they met. I grew up in Zuid-Limburg. I came to Amsterdam in 2005. The city was like a magnet for me. I feel so at home here that if I’m abroad and people ask where I’m from I don’t say Holland but Amsterdam. My first memories of Amsterdam are of a middle school trip to the Netherlandish Bank. They only had empty display cases there. “We do that when schools come to visit” they told us. We boys and girls from Limburg were quite insulted. We had been indirectly accused of being thieves. We would never do something like that! We’re from Limburg and you just don’t do that.