Selected reportages and daily news, covered on assignment for de Volkskrant / ANPFOTO / freelance












Eastern Poland, along the Belarussian border. In collaboration with journalist Arnout le Clercq. Published in de Volkskrant on 12-10-2023.
‘For the Polish government, this weekend's elections are about one thing: fear. In the east of the country, this is has an unnerving effect. Some fear migrants, others fear Poland turning into a police state. The ecologist, the farmer, the activists and the general all have their own views.’
And those clash immensely.’
Translated from the original Dutch article by Arnout le Clercq.





Stockholm, Zweden. In collaboration with journalist Jeroen Visser. Published in de Volkskrant on 29-09-2023.
‘In the past five years, relatively many women have been awarded Nobel prizes. Yet chances are that next week's ceremonies will again be a mostly male party. The Nobel Prize committees are really working on diversity. But who decides whether it is enough?’ Translated from the original Dutch article by Jeroen Visser.





Bratislava, Slovakia. In collaboration with journalist Arnout le Clercq. Published in de Volkskrant on 29-09-2023.
‘With this weekend's elections, Slovakia is at a crossroads. The country can remain an ally of Ukraine and the EU or take a pro-Russian course under former prime minister Robert Fico. An avalanche of disinformation is fuelling polarisation, but some Slovaks are resisting it.’ Translated from the original Dutch article by Arnout le Clercq.





The Hague, Netherlands. First week of the permanent A12 blockade by Extinction Rebellion. Since Saturday 9th september, climate activists of all ages and professions have been blocking the highway in The Hague, demanding an immediate end to all Dutch fossile subsidies. Until then, they will continue blocking the highway every day at noon.

Published in de Volkskrant on 13-09-2023 / 15-09-2023 / 16-09-2023 / 21-09-2023.






Haarlem, Netherlands. The "Schuur" - a cinema in Haarlem - celebrates the premiere of Barbie with a special evening where everything is pink: the guests, the drinks and the candyfloss. Published in de Volkskrant (online) on 23-07-2023.





Texel, Netherlands. In collaboration with Journalist Rob van Scheers. Published in de Volkskrant on 10-06-2023.
‘'On the Wadden you realise that nature is eternal, but not you.' Mathijs Deen never thought of himself as a thriller writer, but with the publication of 'De duiker', his second book about Liewe Cupido, a detective on the Wadden, things are starting to look like that. How does the author go about his work?’ Translated from the original Dutch article by Rob van Scheers.





Gironde, France. In collaboration with Journalist Eline Huisman. Published in de Volkskrant on 11-07-2023.
‘'A record number of acres of forest went up in flames last summer in France. The Gironde, an area in the south-west that had just long been spared forest fires, was hit mercilessly. How is the region preparing for a new season?’ Translated from the original Dutch article by Eline Huisman.




Utrecht, Netherlands. Scenes from Utrecht Pride on Saturday, 3rd of June 2023. On assignment for the Volkskrant. 




Fos-sur-Mer, France. In collaboration with Journalist Eline Huisman. Published in de Volkskrant on 23-03-2023.
‘The controversial pension reform has been implemented, but protests in France are far from quieting down. For a week now, roads have been blocked, refineries shut down and spontaneous demonstrations held across the country as tensions rise and hundreds of arrests have been made. A new nationwide day of action will follow on Thursday.’ Translated from the original Dutch article by Eline Huisman.





Breil-sur-Roya, France. In collaboration with Journalist Eline Huisman. Published in de Volkskrant on 30-05-2023.
‘While France and Italy are fighting a diplomatic crisis over migration policy, French olive farmer Cédric Herrou is looking for goat trails in the border region to give undocumented migrants perspective. He smuggled hundreds past police checks. Now he helps undocumented migrants find a new life.’ Translated from the original Dutch article by Eline Huisman.





Velp, Netherlands. Published in de Volkskrant on 23-05-2023.
‘May and June were extremely dry months. By putting fungi in the soil, agricultural plants may be able to weather such periods better.’ Translated from the original Dutch article by Dieuke Kingma.






Amsterdam, Netherlands. Published in de Volkskrant on 11-04-2023.
‘'An Amsterdam mansion on the Vondelpark was squatted in late October. The owner, an oligarch from Russia who is on the European sanctions list, wants it back. The court earlier ruled in favour of the squatters. On Wednesday, his higher appeal is due to be heard.' Translated from the original Dutch article by Irene de Zwaan.





Amsterdam, Netherlands. Published in de Volkskrant on 05-03-2023.
‘'The Feminist March 2023, formerly the Women's March, did not only focus on women's rights. It also dealt with racism, homophobia and other types of discrimination. Not everyone is happy with this expansion: 'It leads to dilution, while there is still so much to do.' Translated from the original Dutch article by Loes Reijmer.