Martijn de Rooi
Martijn de Rooi is a writer, journalist and copywriter and publishes books, reports, columns and book reviews. After graduating with distinction as a sociologist from Utrecht University he was associated with this university as a researcher. As a journalist, editor and editor-in-chief he worked for various magazines, publishers and broadcasting networks in the Netherlands and abroad. De Rooi wrote a number of books on Holland. Among them The Dutch, I presume? (with photographer Jurjen Drenth), The Rembrandt Guide (with Sylvia Pessireron and Jurjen Drenth), Visions of the Netherlands (with photographer Frans Lemmens) and the children’s book Hans Brinker (with illustrator Nicolas Trottier). His books on international destinations include Sahara – Land beyond Imagination (with photographer Frans Lemmens) and travel guides on Egypt, Indonesia and Cyprus. Among the corporate publications De Rooi wrote is the book Unilever Matters.
Hans Bouman has been active as a freelance journalist and copywriter since 1984. He works as a literary reviewer and travel writer for the national daily De Volkskrant, and as a general reporter for a wide range of other publications, such as VPRO Gids, Reizen Magazine, Plus Magazine, Seriously, Felderhof and Ernst & Young Magazine. He has also worked for various broadcasting companies, advertising agencies and commercial enterprises. From 2000 to 2007 he was deputy editor and editor of Reizen Magazine, the Netherlands’ largest travel publication. Bouman has publised a number of travel books, such as Een dag van 48 uur (The 48-Hour Day), Verboden bestemming (Forbidden Destination) and De mooiste treinreizen (The World’s Finest Railway Journeys, in collaboration with Martin Kers and Henk Bouwman). He also wrote four books for children and young adults. Among the corporate books Bouman wrote, are such publications as Europe by Eurail and Harnaschpolder (both with Martin Kers).