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NIELS VAN ROIJ, AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNER

Niels van Roij is an automotive designer and designs high-end, handmade vehicles. With Niels van Roij Design, he became known for his Shooting Brake based on the Tesla Model S and is currently working on the Range Rover Adventum Coupe and the Ferrari Breadvan Hommage. Real, one-of-a-kind (or one-of-very-few) custom cars. In […]

MICKY HOOGENDIJK, ARTIST

After living abroad for 16 years, Micky Hoogendijk is setting foot on Dutch soil again. The creative jack-of-all-trades was appointed Master of Photography in 2017 and now exhibits her work all over the world. She served, acted, directed and has incorporated all these experiences into her photography. Micky tells with gratitude […]

WON YIP, YIP GROUP

In the section 'The wheelbarrow of…' we talk to entrepreneurs about their path to success. This week: catering tycoon Won Yip. This 'Mister Dam Square' owns many catering establishments on Dam Square, once bought the most expensive penthouse in the capital and has only slept 4 to 5 hours a night for the past thirty years, although [...]

FRENCH POPPELIERS, PIANOMETROPOOL

Piano guru Frans Poppeliers specializes in pianos and grand pianos with Pianometropool. For enthusiasts a true nirvana where both the classical piano and the digital design grand piano can be found. Frans has the blood of a true salesman running through his veins. But how did he become the entrepreneur that Frans is today and who [...]

HANS LUIKEN, DOFINE

Hans Luiken is CEO of product design studio Dofine and has had as many wheelbarrows as colorful, creative ideas. His family was packed with mentors and the paint manufacturer has also had to face some copycats because of his creativity. That did not stop Hans from continuing steadily and also being a wheelbarrow for many creative people.Text: […]

MICHAEL BLEEKEMOLEN, FORMER DRIVER

For some people it is clear early on what their life path will be. Former driver Michael Bleekemolen is an example of this. As a young boy he came into contact with racing and Zandvoort was his second home. During his career, Michael has been a wheelbarrow for several people. He himself had a rather controversial wheelbarrow.Text: Mical Joseph […]

GEERT SCHAAIJ, CEO OF STOCK MARKETS

An enthusiastic and successful asset manager and investor in the financial world: Geert Schaaij, CEO of Beursgenoot. His motto: “A third of your life you learn, a third of your life you gain and a third of your life you give.” Who gave him the tools in life to get where he is today […]

DEBORA HUISMAN-LEESER, CHOICES BY DL

Designer Debora Huisman-Leeser has been running the successful jewelry line Choices by DL for 10 years. This is not the end point for the career woman. Debora still has a dream to fulfill on Fifth Avenue in New York City. For her, the sky is the limit. But who helped the GASSAN descendant on her way to success? Text: Mical Joseph Image: Choices by […]

PETER COPPER WIRE, MERIDA BENELUX

Peter Koperdraad has been working as Managing Director at Merida Benelux since 1997. The provider of Merida's high-quality bicycles. He does this with a lot of passion, knowledge and craftsmanship. His enthusiasm is the flywheel of his success. But who helped Peter into the saddle?Text: Mical Joseph Image: Merida Benelux What was your very first job? "That […]

JOLIJN MIDDELHOF, PASTA E BASTA

At Pasta e Basta, guests enjoy sublime wine and delicious pasta while the staff sings their hearts out. The restaurant is located in Amsterdam and has been a household name at home and abroad for 25 years. The young Jolijn Middelhoff took over from Hans Duijf two years ago. Who […]