Founder & Owner
Founder & Owner
Experts in Dutcheries
How do you become an Expert in Dutcheries? Well, for starters, you must have lived in the Netherlands for quite some time, and during this time actively have observed and tried to understand this country. That’s the key really, looking around and challenging what you see with a ‘why?’ that is based on a genuine want to know.
For Tove this was a natural process, as she moved to the Netherlands from Finland as an adult. She repeteadly asked ‘why?’ and kept her eyes open, and her want to know more about the Dutch and their country was certainly genuine, as she was eager to understand her boyfriend (now husband) totally. And he was excited to show his foreign girlfriend around, patient in answering questions and willingly took the role of guide to dutcheries upon him. The journey has been succesful and continues, with the family now including two children who grow up to be Dutch but with the addition of having one other language and country with its culture to form their own identity.
Monique is a native ‘Dutchy’ and was born and raised in the oldest city in the Netherlands. She grew up like most children do, happily accepting everything around her as ‘normal’. Which it is, of course, but during her studies, Monique became aware of the many other ‘normals’ out there, and how these are shaped based on where we grow up. Her own experiences abroad allowed her to look at her own country as an outsider, while knowing the inside. She calls on this point of view in her frequent contacts with foreigners in her work and private life in the Netherlands, where the foreign observer in her allows her to identify the dutcheries she grew up with.
Last but not least, you have to claim the title Expert in Dutcheries. We have done this, not out of vanity, but out of desire to share what’s behind the surface that you see when you live in or visit the Netherlands, or do business with its inhabitants. We’d like to inspire you and give you a chance to experience the Netherlands in a new way; add a new dimension.
We hope you will enjoy our dutcheries as much as we do!
Tove & Monique
PS. We’re always interested in more dutcheries and would love to hear from you!
PPS. Want to know more about our professional backgrounds? Check out our LinkedIn profiles.
Dutch Dimensions is a D2 Productions concept