Amsterdam, werkte met jongeren. Amsterdam, I worked with younsters (8 to 19 yrs old) the last two decades. I just started my own business with my Partner in Soap this januari: De Amsterdamsche Zeepfabriek B.V. A social firm where we make organic handmade soap ourselves in Amsterdam, with whoever needs the place to get back to work and be with others while doing that. Based on the old 1700 craftsmanship of making soap as it was big business in Old Amsterdam.
Born in Utrecht, i moved to Amsterdam in '89 to live and study here, and i never left. Except for vacations abroad: California, Australia, London-city and hitchhiking through Europe. oh, and then New York and Joshua Tree. And Seattle, Austin, Savannah and Santa Monica.. Closer by i love Vlieland in September, and the Netherlands for camping out..
I was so lucky to get a chance to live in this house in the '90's: a small floor just for me with everything i needed. And then two friends came to live with me and we got another floor. And then i got the chance to redo the whole house (2nd, 3rd and 4th floor) with my father Bram and his mate Dion in 2011.
And now my house is the most beautiful loft-house in Amsterdam. You might wanna have a glass with me at the rooftop. I'll think about it ;)
The floor you'll stay on used to be for me and my two stepchildren: they moved on. And now i like to not keep their rooms empty: come stay, and help me pay off the bank :)