“Art is important in human existence; it is inspiring not only to have beautiful things around you, it also stimulates professionalism in one’s own discipline,” says Evert Douwes, owner of Douwes Fine Art. This is not just any gallery, it’s the oldest of its kind in Europe. Founded in 1770 by his ancestors, Evert Douwes is the sixth generation leading Douwes Fine Art, a legacy that has no doubt sparked his love of art and given him a knowledge that has been transferred from generation to generation throughout the years. Today the company has spread from Amsterdam to London, and recently also Hong Kong.