The longer I live in this urban settlement behind the sandy beaches of the North Sea, the more beautiful places I discover. One of my favourite squares is Sweelinckplein in the borough of Duinoord. Between the Neo-Renaissance houses lies a quaint urban park that is home to both the composer Jan Pieterszoons Sweelinck and a fairytale girl. It’s a little haven of quiet, where the fragrant lavender invites you to laugh and dance under the stars. But nothing quite prepares you for the overwhelming splendour of the spring blossom that, for only a moment, colours your entire world.