Writer and photographer of the Arts & Culture blog Dutch Girl in London. Initially the blog was a means to keep my family and friends back in the mother country informed about my obviously très cool life in the metropolitan, but by now it has grown into a successful website leading to editorial work, guest blogs, features in printed and online media and blog nominations. (I also excel in writing very long sentences!) Just a year after starting the blog, it was nominated for the UK Blog Awards and finished in the top 11 best arts & culture blogs nationwide in 2015. I write for the MasterCard Priceless Cities London program, collaborated with companies like airline KLM and wrote a London travel guide with my photos for the established Dutch flight comparison website Tix.nl.
Dutch Girl in London
I’ve always loved to explore new places, learn the local history, meet new people, see local (street) art, discover the best places to eat and drink, and simply to have a great time and enjoy life. I’m lucky to be able to join hubby and music composer Scanner on lots of his international trips. I started to feel an urge to create a space to document my travel adventures online with whomever might be interested in reading those. Unlike many of those glossy travel blogs and magazine out there, I want to feature destinations that are feasible for modest budgets. Since my Dutch Girl in London website predominantly focuses on London and art, I felt that that wasn’t the right place for my new plans. After long deliberations, I decided to start a second website dedicated purely to travelling and named it Done That Been There, a joke not everyone understands I learn know, but who cares eh? Learning more about local cultures and history have always been very important to me. I think it has to do with my childhood when my mum told me countless stories about the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Since my main interest during travelling is art & culture, this blog focuses on cultural trips but also my personal travel stories.
Cultural travel blog
I studied English Literature & Translation Studies at Utrecht University (NL), followed by Business Communication & Digital Media at Tilburg University (NL).
I’m a self-employed editor/writer and project manager. I write and photograph for my website Dutch Girl in London, and am the social media content manager for my many social media accounts (see below).
The little spare time I have left I spend on cooking, eating, dancing flamenco, reading and going to concerts, the cinema, theatre and museums.
If you want to know more about me and my services as editor/writer, project manager or social media editor, then contact me via email.
If you can’t get enough of me and this website, then you’ll be happy to hear I have plenty of social media accounts you can follow me on!
Done That Been There (travel): Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
Dutch Girl in London (London, lifestyle, (street)art, culture and travel): website, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
Girl Noir (black and white photography): Instagram
Lady Modular (modular synthesizers): Instagram, YouTube,
Planet Street Art (street art): Facebook and Twitter