ZIJ MET ONS: “Be with us”, reads the neon sign on the façade of the ancient City Hall. The words derive from the edge lettering on Dutch coins: GOD ZIJ MET ONS (God be with us). By leaving out the first word, the meaning of the well-known phrase changes into an appeal to be ‘with each other’, thus breaking with the pattern of us-them thinking in a simple manner.

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