Sunday 18 August 2019

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Robin Pascoe trained as a journalist with the BBC and worked for VisNews, ANP, the NRC and Financieele Dagblad before founding in 2006. She came to the Netherlands over 30 years ago as an au pair, is married to a Dutchman and has two sons. She is not personally on Facebook or Twitter. Robin is also a founder member and chairwoman of the International Community Advisory Panel.


Molly Quell is an American, living in Delft, who handles all of the social media for Dutch News. She’s a journalist whose background is in digital projects and loves beer and her dog. You can follow her on Twitter at @mollyquell


Hanneke Sanou translates columns by established Dutch writers – from Neelie Kroes and Jan Maarten Slagter to Mathijs Bouman and Annemarie van Gaal – for She also contributes lists of Dutch things to the features section and is a contributor to the Rough Guide travel book series.

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Gordon Darroch is a journalist based in The Hague who contributes news and features to, focusing on politics, society, property, legal affairs plus arts & culture. Gordon also writes for The Guardian and USA Today and does production and editing work. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Senay Boztas is one of the world’s few Finno-Turks, born in England and so fits in perfectly with the Netherlands. She has worked at The Sunday Times, Glasgow’s Sunday Herald and for The Age in Melbourne. She writes for newspapers including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. Find out more on her website.

Deborah Nicholls-Lee is a British journalist, editor and proofreader, who moved to the Netherlands in 2009, following an 11-year career in secondary education. She is a features writer for and the founder of Clean Page Copy. To see more of her work, visit her website.


Esther O’Toole writes about science & technology, startups, culture and family for She is a freelance writer for digital, theatre and VR and co-founder of the creative development initiative Quint-Creative.

Joshua Parfitt is a freelancer writer regularly contributing to his diary, as well a few publications that have accepted his scribblings. He is fascinated by crafts, culture, nature, sustainability, and the use of cobblestones in the Netherlands. You can find him at:


Brandon Hartley has been working as a journalist, in one way or another, since he was a teenager. He moved from the United States to the Netherlands in 2011. Over the years, his work has appeared in publications including Willamette Week, Amsterdam Magazine, Oregon Quarterly and The Black Rock Beacon. He writes about culture and politics for


Jan van der Meijde develops websites and web applications that are focused on the visitors and users and as a graphic designer he understands what code should look like on screen. ‘Migrating the Dutchnews website from its earlier version to the current website was challenging with over 30,000 articles in the archives but we are very proud of the result.’


Vincent Westerbeek van Eerten designes websites and magazines. His focus is on helping publishers reveal the added value of their content,  turning accidental visitors into loyal readers and contributors. ‘I love the endless possibilities of combining writing with graphic design to tell stories and explain complex topics to readers,’ he says. Find out more on

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