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Lisanne van Beurden

Founder

As a co-founder of Weekends in Rotterdam, Lisanne likes to keep herself busy with editorial work. She prefers to write articles about new hidden places, vintage shops and the best markets. SEO is one of her best skills and she ensures that the platform is always up to date.

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Mathilde Simon

Founder

Mathilde is co-founder of Weekends in Rotterdam and likes to work on new ideas within the team. For example, she is involved in devising and developing concepts as well as in the marketing. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be reading articles written by her.

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Olivia de Beukelaer

Blogger

Olivia De Beukelaer relocated from London to Rotterdam. She now takes every opportunity to explore her new home, and writes about her experience in blogs and restaurant reviews for Weekends in Rotterdam. When she’s not blogging, she works as a Senior Content Marketing Specialist at Sana Commerce, a global software company headquartered in the city. She also enjoys eating out, cheerleading, aerial hoop and travelling. Follow her Rotterdam adventures on Instagram @olivia.in.rotterdam.

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Fatima
Benhaddou

Blogger

Fatima is born in Rotterdam, a world citizen and very creative. She is an intern at EenVandaag and works as a fashion and wedding photographer/videographer @TimaVisual. She often takes long walks through the city and likes to walk from the historic Delfshaven to the futuristic Kop van Zuid to shoot photos.

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Vladana Vulevic

Blogger

As a PR manager a.k.a. The Trailblazer from Typhoon Hospitality, THE marketing and communications agency for hospitality, Vladana works with and writes about the world’s most palatable brands. Vladana is a real Rotterdammer – born and raised.

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Azaria Morgan

Blogger

Azaria visited Rotterdam for the first time in 2014 and has fallen in love with the city ever since. She frequently holidays to Rotterdam trying out new hotels, eateries, bars and cultural events. Aside from her love for all things RTM, Azaria is a Communications Officer at the LSE University in London but will be relocating to Rotterdam in 2020.

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Melissa Moncada Castillo

Blogger

Melissa was born in Peru and has lived in Rotterdam since she was 7. She is a lawyer and copywriter and runs her own company, Lawbeille. With her husband Carel and their child Mateo (2) she likes to discover all (kid-friendly) Rotterdam hotspots. In her spare time, Melissa likes to write and stay creative. Follow her experiences on Instagram via @melissamcastillo.

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Marije van Horik

Blogger

For some the city of Rotterdam might feel like a grey, cold, harbor city. Marije’s aim is to show that this could be nothing further from the truth. Marije’s favourite place in Rotterdam is the Blaak Market where you can find her almost every Saturday morning. Furthermore she loves to go the movies, enjoy some good wine and cheese or do some urban exploring.

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Evelien van Beurden

Blogger

Evelien is a mom who lives and works as a physical therapist in Rotterdam. She is happily married with Urwin and has a 5 year old son. Evelien loves to write about being a mom living and working in Rotterdam, and she share all the fun and energy this city brings her. Follow her adventures with her family and friends on Instagram @eefvanbird.

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Agnes van
Leemput

Blogger

Agnes was born and raised in Rotterdam. During her studies she lived in Utrecht for a while, but she missed Rotterdam too much and is now no longer planning to leave. Her hobbies include running, watching series (watching lots of series) and cooking. Because of this, she loves to try and find the best restaurants to write about.

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Julia den Outer

Blogger

Julia loves Rotterdam; the raw character and the straightforward mentality can be seen everywhere. The nice thing about the city is that there is always something new to discover. She is always looking for new vintage shops, bars and galleries.

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