The seventh and final part of the ‘Het Bureau’ series. Maarten is retired, but still returns to the Bureau every now and then to finish up work, to take part in the commissions of which he is still a member, and to keep in touch with the employees. At home, Nicolien and Maarten have a hard time getting used to Maarten being home all the time. He spends his free time taking bike rides around the country and taking pictures. His return visits to the Bureau end in a dramatic realization, that the people there don’t need him anymore, and like to change all he held so dear.
A ‘nice’ finish to the series. Not nice in the subject matter, but nice in the fact that it provides a real ending to the long autobiographical story. Four out of five stars.