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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Ciska Schippers is an almost-historian from Amsterdam and loves everything that has to do with the wonders of American culture, politics and history. Biggest guilty pleasure is watching reality tv shows of which she is convinced are real. Suffering the hardships of being a Feyenoord fan in Amsterdam. Buying a Christmas tree is the highlight of her year.
Daniel is from Sydney Australia where he has had regular gigs in advertising after having graduated with a Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Laws. His dream is to be able to travel the world in true vagabond style and Amsterdam is one of his first stops. Find him in his state of Zen most days of the week running in any one of Amsterdam’s beautiful parks or downing a beer at an almost trendy bar.
Danielle de Wit studies International Public Administration in Leiden. She's also in love with biological food, her little kitten and cupcakes.
Emily is an aspiring adult from the UK, who loves food, art and quick decisions.
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.
Holly Vandyke is a 'master of anthropology' - apparently. What that means in reality is that she can usually be found asking questions, making a fool of herself and travelling whenever she has the opportunity. She also really really likes cats and writing lists, some of which can be found here: https://holly.cat/
I am a South African journalist with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and pushing the envelope on how people relate to the environment. I have seen some hectic things and I have heard my fair share of bizarre accounts. In a nutshell though I would describe myself as an adventure seeker with a love for swimming, hiking and yoga, which keeps me grounded in an otherwise chaotic world (have you seen the daily headlines lately…). Follow me on Twitter where I go by my Dutch name: https://twitter.com/IngadeJong
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.
Kat is an aspiring pilot/journalist/explorer with a bad habit of not being able to stay put in one corner of the planet for extended amounts of time. She blogs at catnapsintransit.com and posts a lot of photos on Instagram (@katknapp). She strongly appreciates hummus, bookshops and polar bears.
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 native New Yorker, where she honed her sarcasm skills and learned how to avoid talking to people, Laurel Avery lived in France and Spain before landing in the Netherlands over 6 years ago. Her friends think she must be insane to have traded sun and good wine for constant rain and stamppot, but hey, bicycles. She works as a mild-mannered editor by day, and is currently working on a novel.
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.
Martijn is a filmmaker and curious mind fascinated with the ever changing world around him. He loves to overshare and to mingle in debates surrounding feminism, LGBT rights, ethnicity, immigration, copyright, new media and the war on drugs. Martijn considers it an honor to let you catch a whiff of his odorous brain farts.
Meral van Leeuwen is an editor, writer and food-addict. She authored the book 'IBB-boek'.
The offspring of a Dutch father and a Kiwi mother, Monique grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2012 she graduated with a Bachelor in German and Linguistics. After several years wandering around Europe and Asia, she's finally found her roots in the Netherlands.
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 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.
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.
I moved from one wet country to another. Grew up in the UK and moved to Maastricht for my bachelor degree. After being here 5 years (I’ve also lived in the ‘north’, I lasted a year) my favourite game to play with new people I meet is ‘guess my accent’. They can’t. I’m a computer nerd with a passion for writing, and in my spare time bake cakes, mountain bike and instagram cute pictures of my rabbit.
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.
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.
Enora is a French expat in The Netherlands who likes to write about her travels and discoveries in the flat country. Suffering from a serious addiction to cheese and regularly drunk on tea, this 20 something cat lady is also a freelance journalist and content writer on her personal blog.
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.