Sint Willebrord or Theike is a small town in the west of the southern province of Noord Brabant in The Netherlands. Noord Brabant is said to be mostly farmland, yet the inhabitants of this town work in construction or similar jobs. It is a very homogeneous place and consists of mostly Caucasian Dutch people. It shares a lot of similarities with its neighbouring villages. But it is also very unique. Over the years it has become infamous through its alleged criminality, apparent lust for wealth and luxury and its very own culture. It is known in the region as "kamps". Kamps is a Dutch term for being reminiscent of traveler culture. They are therefore somewhat of a subculture. I greatly admire this town and its people and have been fascinated by it ever since I was little, growing up about close to it.

The town has been in the public eye before. People have tried to document it before and show the life here. Being met with resistance, these projects focused mostly on criminality and negativity. This is what drove me to this place even more. 

 I wondered if I would be able to research and study Sint Willebrord using only what the inhabitants posted online themselves, since they do have an open online presence. Would I be able to show the true Sint Willebrord this way? 

FIND THE SIMILARITIES

SEARCHING FOR A DEEPER MEANING TO LIFE

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#lifestyle #homeofthebuddha #areyouzenenoughtofindallthebuddhas?

Buddha has been adopted into Western culture, as is also the case in Sint Willebrord. The figure can be found in homes and yards. Were you able to find all the buddhas in the photos above? Look for help below if you're struggling. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF INSIDE AND OUTSIDE LIVING

SINT WILLEBRORD, THE HOME OF STYLE

#lifestyle #interior #roperails

#lifestyle #exterior #buxusbush

The rope rails. A support-less rails. They have not been encountered for some time. I personally have not seen them since I was just a young child. Until I rediscovered them through my research right here in Sint Willebrord. It seems they never left this place.

PALMTREES IN THE SOUTH OF THE NETHERLANDS

SINT WILLEBRORD, THE NATURAL HABITAT

#exterior %22Palm trees in the south of

#lifestyle #exterior #palmtreesinthesouthofthenetherlands #naturalhabitat

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER

EASY TO CLEAN AND VACUUM, EASY TO KEEP UP APPEARANCES

#lifestyle #exterior #artificialgrass #naturalgreen