Contributors

Michiel Martijn

The founder of The Local Expat is Michiel Martijn who, in 1997, started working at The Postiljon in Pijnacker. After 6 years of learning he joined the team of Haaglanden Media Group and was the new sales representative of Haagwest News and De Scheveningsche Courant. Working in a neighborhood with a lot of expatriates he soon had thought of the idea to come up with his own newspaper called The Local Expat. This is the first monthly published newspaper to bring the large group of expatriates in and around The Hague Dutch news in their own language. The Local Expat newspapers are widely distributed to a specific group of expatriates in The Hague and Wassenaar. The Local Expat has now grown to a welknown monthly newspaper in and around our international city.

Fred Spaans

I live in Zoetermeer, but grew up in Scheveningen where my love for the ‘graphic field’ arose. After many years working for various publishers and advertising agencies, I decided to use the knowledge I had gained to start up my own business. I specialize in creating corporate identities, logos, magazines, websites, wedding and birth announcements, etc. Since May 2007, I have been working as a freelancer for The Local Expat and am very pleased to still be working here.