Welcome to my website!

I published two books about the history of the Dutch political party D66: Tussen ideaal en illusie (2003) and Langs de afgrond (2012). You can read more about my books here (Dutch only).

I have set up a dedicated website about my travels: check out Traveling Dutchie for captivating travelogues, the best travel tips, travel inspiration and helpful advice.

I have written a few articles on philosophical and psychological subjects such as loneliness, autonomy, hope and other big existential questions of life. You can read them here.

Also on this website is the story of my Frisian ancestors, a story spanning 500 years and 15 generations. Click here if you want to learn more (Dutch only).

If you want to learn more about loneliness, you may want to check this website.

“Life is an existential road trip. You are free to drive where you want. There are no reasons for taking one road over another. You may crash, and you have to take responsibility for that. But whatever you do, don’t hand the wheel over to someone else.”