Verborgen Vrienden goes Belgium

Not only in Holland there was a lot of media attention for Verborgen Vrienden, also our Southern neighbours were interested in the project. Two Belgium national newspapers wrote about Verborgen Vrienden. In De Standaard Avond they published several photo’s in their evening edition of the newspaper. Nieuwsblad published their article …

Verborgen Vrienden at Giel! 3FM

Early in the morning I had an interview with Giel Beelen, one of Hollands most famous DJs. We talked about Verborgen Vrienden, why I started the project and the stories I’ve collected. It was a very nice interview, Giel was very enthusiastic about the project You can listen to the …

Verborgen Vrienden at NPO Radio 1 journaal

On March 27, the day of publication of Verborgen Vrienden, NPO Radio 1 broadcasted an item about the book in their daily news show. For this item me and Anouk, a woman who sleeps with a colourful rag,  were interviewed. The reporter was very funny, he even dared to sniff …

Verborgen Vrienden in Het Parool

On the same day as the Volkskrant, March 24, another Dutch national newspaper published an article about Verborgen Vrienden. Next to interviewing me, they interviewed four people that can be found in my book. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the article about Verborgen Vrienden covered two pages!

Verborgen Vrienden in the Volkskrant

On March 24 the next Dutch national newspaper published a nice article about Verborgen Vrienden: the Volkskrant. The Volkskrant is one of the larger newspapers in Holland and because of this article a lot of other media contacted me for an interview.

Verborgen Vrienden in the nrc.next

Since March 27 Verborgen Vrienden is available in stores.  The publication of the book caused a true media hype. Dutch and Belgium media were contacting me for newspaper articles, radio interviews and also on the internet Verborgen Vrienden was omnipresent. The first big publication was on March 23 in the …

Crowdfunding a success!

In order to get the book Verborgen Vrienden published, I had to raise € 7,500 through crowdfunding. My publisher Steven Hond of Komma/d’Jonge Hond financed the rest. After a campaign of 30 days, 93 donors made it possible to get Verborgen Vrienden published! A huge thanks to everybody who made …

Sneak peek!

More than 50 people, more than 50 Dutch and Belgium cities and way more than 50 stuffed animals, blankets, pillows and a beloved sock.. After months of travelling for the Verborgen vrienden project you’d think I’ve seen enough stuffed bears, rabbits and dogs, but the opposite is the case! I’ll …