Abuzer van Leeuwen is the founder and Captain of DutchReview. A Rotterdammer living in Leiden. With an interest for innovation and politics you will find him writing on these matters for DR (And good Italian food and Feyenoord as well) Interested in doing anything with DutchReview? Contact him at abuzer[at]dutchreview.com or follow him on Twitter
Alec was born and raised in the sunny American state of Florida but has been learning to cope with what seasons are since moving to Leiden. Recently, he graduated from Leiden University with an MA in Philosophy and is most interested in politics and economics, focusing on human and environmental rights.
Alexandra Huetter is a native Austrian with a passion for traveling. Having worked in tourism, marketing and sales she finally decided to exchange her 9-to-5 job for the unpredictable yet rewarding world of freelancing. She has been working as a freelance copywriter in Amsterdam since 2011.
Bobby Salomons is an Amsterdam-based published author and movie-blogger holding up too many balls to juggle at once. Suffering from Tortured Artist-syndrome he is left with no choice or hope until eventually breaking through. He is happy to receive comments and messages but even happier with care packages including high vitamin food in order to make it to the end of the week.
Having recently completed an undergraduate degree in law, Charlie is following his passion for football into a master in sports management at the Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam. When he manages to pull himself away from the latest match, he enjoys hitting the gym, finding a new coffee spot, or planning his next trip abroad.
Danielle de Wit studies International Public Administration in Leiden. She's also in love with biological food, her little kitten and cupcakes.
Emily is originally from the UK. She moved to Groningen a year ago to study for her Master's degree and is struggling to leave. She is really enjoying learning about and embracing Dutch culture. This former coach potato now cycles everywhere but of course offsets this with plenty of beer and cheese.
Gabrielle is from Belgium and has moved three times to the Netherlands in the past four years, as well as to Australia for a year. Her dream job would be combining food, travels, literature, and photography - her passions - and she's trying to make that happen!
Heather was born on the Dutch island of St.Maarten and recently traded in her flip flops for snow boots. She spends her days trying not to butcher the Dutch language while raising her kids in the countryside of Holland. Her blog mydutchlife.com documents her not so Dutch observations
Henry is a writer of fiction novels, and is passionate about issues of inequality and womens’ rights. He completed a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney, graduated with First Class honours in Human Resource Management, and worked in property management and projects for two years. He currently lives in Amsterdam. Information on his novels can be found at the Henry Stokes facebook page.
Jordy Steijn is a native Dutch who loves to write about sports, history and everything in between............which is quite a lot. Jordy has a particular sense of humor, which is sometimes hard to catch, lame or genious but mainly nothing but mere irony and which you could find in most of his articles.............that are not about genocide.
Ken is an ex IT guy working frantically on his creative brain to recover. He lives in Nevada, USA and plans on spending time in the Netherlands. Ken can be found with coffee or wine writing content, comedy skits and screenplays.
Lachlan is a native Australian copywriter currently living in The Netherlands. He's a fish out of water, and spent his first 18 years living by the beach in his hometown of Gerringong before moving to Canada. Lachlan's time in Amsterdam consists of exploring the city and trying to convince his mates back home he doesn't spend every waking moment in a coffee shop.
A 20something English girl with an affinity for The Netherlands, lipstick and shiny shoes. A tea addict and organizational freak that you would most likely find in a café with a notebook and sticky notes.
Meral van Leeuwen is an editor, writer and food-addict. She authored the book 'IBB-boek'.
Nellie is a bilingual English/Dutch-speaker with a B.A. in Translation, living and working in Amsterdam. Keeps herself busy combining her work as a self-employed translator and copywriter with doing her bit for a greener, fairer world.
Paola was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is experiencing the Dutch life for couple of years already, With a background in linguistics, media and international relations, she is a devoted music lover, good singer, active volunteer and a traveler, who likes to discover new places in full - by residing for some time. A writer at heart, a senior media analyst in media production company by occupation, and a truly passionate Balkan.
Originally from Scotland, Ross has been wandering on the European mainland for the past 5 years. He has lived in Berlin and Brussels, with a 2-year stay in Amsterdam in between. He is waging battle with the Dutch language, and is slowly gaining the upper hand.
Originally from the UK, Samantha has pursued her love of travelling by wandering around America, Australia and many places in between. A graduate of English Literature, she is now focussing on 'what she wants to be when she grows up', whilst finding her feet in the Netherlands after being side-tracked by a Dutch man she met in Budapest.
Sarah is working towards becoming a full time freelance writer. She spends her time traveling, eating, and being sarcastic. She lives in Groningen with her very own Dutchie, and hopes to be fluent in Dutch by the end of the year.
Simon Woolcot is a privileged Expat who came to Amsterdam from London for a six month assignment and has remained for nine years. Planning is obviously not his strong point. He spends his time commenting on various aspects of life in Holland on the Amsterdam Confessions of a Shallow Man website.
Stephan Djamin first set foot in the Netherlands 10 years ago and quickly found common ground with the locals: they all hate the weather. He is an aspiring lawyer looking to join the vast pool of the overqualified and underemployed. In the meantime, he enjoys writing for Dutch Review, playing football, and pondering the great questions of life.
An American born and raised, Tiffany is fulfilling a lifelong dream as an expat in one of the happiest countries in the world. Learning Dutch hard and fast, she greatly admires Dutch culture and sensibility, but is also wondering whether she could ever one day also master the Mestreech dialect. Tiffany, her husband, and their konijntje live in the small city of Maastricht.
Editor-in-Chief of DutchReview. Born and raised in Holland, spent his time procrastinating and studying Psychology and Philosophy. Frank harbors a special interest in weird social phenomena (which are ALL social phenomenon if you think about them long enough).
Marius Swemmer went to Leiden and studied Communication and Cultural Sciences and went looking for a great career. Instead of that he ended up writing for DutchReview.
Noah grew up in Dhaka, Jakarta, and New York City before finding his way to Rotterdam. Despite having recently snagged a bachelor’s degree at Erasmus University College, he is fully committed to postponing adulthood as long as possible. He is an avid fan of the New York Knicks and has a tendency to consume copious amounts of coffee and tea.
I'm both an insider and outsider to Dutch culture. With the Dutch nationality and fluent Dutch, I'll happily sip a bike-beer on the way to a night out or snarf dropjes straight from the bag. As an outsider though, I've only lived on-off in NL, those dropjes better be vegan, and I won't go near anything that involves boiled endive. DutchReview is my first foray into publishing articles online and the perfect opportunity for me to contribute to the humorous twist of Dutch-foreign commentary we enjoy.
Anna Chow is a consumer researcher based in Rotterdam. Originally from Hong Kong, she has worked in China, the United States, and Germany before ending up in charming South Holland. She spends most of her waking hours contemplating influences on behaviors by cultures and customs because of her profession and her life experience. She has been around since 2012 and is loving it.
Originally from Tasmania (Australia), Kristy was living in London when she unexpectedly met a Dutch bloke and ended up moving to the Netherlands to be with him. Now she can be found taking numerous photos of their four weird cats, blogging at Tassie Devil Abroad, eating oliebollen and continuing to be baffled by the Dutch love of drop.
History and political science graduate from France, now living in Utrecht to study Human Rights. Enjoying (too) many things related to History, Politics and Culture.
Marianne is a freelance cat lover. She spends a good chunk of her time thinking about magic and looking for opportunities to travel. She studies communication in Amsterdam and occasionally speaks French.