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Contributors / Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

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Keep it rail

As new Orient Express services are set to launch, authenticity is becoming the watchword for operators. Monocle boards a Belmond train bound for Paris to discover the enduring appeal of these timeless journeys.


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Keeping it real

The Dutch are reality TV pioneers but as times evolve, shows are voted off. Can these new formats be the catalyst for a renaissance?

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Hope floats

On the waters of the North Sea is Floating Office Rotterdam, an carbon-neutral structure that embodies the need to build better.

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State of the nation: Belgium

Hosting the institutions of the EU can be a double-edged sword. But Belgium’s unique federation has plenty to offer on the world stage through its liberal and energetic approach to diplomacy, plus growing influence in the…

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Booming business

A flurry of promising start-ups in innovative spaces has created a buzz in Rotterdam. Monocle visits the sprawling port where disused sites have been redeveloped and meets the entrepreneurs making the most of the opportu…


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