Half Dutch, half English and wholly unique, Steve has lived a very global life. With stints in Boston, London, Munich and Amsterdam, this handsome fellow knows where all the best hotspots are from Tel Aviv to the Seychelles.
Monocle and National Geographic Traveller.
prepare for a trip
Ask friends, buy a Phaidon Wallpaper guide or check out travel blogs.
place to work
Anywhere except an office. Usually from home or in a chilled café.
Names I find difficult to remember, but for me it all depends on where I am. I have been to some exceptional wine bars in Spain, Italy and France. The setting adds a lot.
I love being outdoors, so dining al fresco and then for a few drinks. I talk a lot, so I like being out and about and not in a cinema for example. One place I would love to take a date is at Vuurtoreneiland . It really is a magnificent experience.
spot with friends
Somewhere casual. In Germany, a nice beer garden, and in Amsterdam somewhere near the canals. I love the British pub culture, so when in London, you will usually find me hanging out in some pub on the terrace with a Bulmers and some good company.
L’ecriviain in Dublin.
The Prado in Madrid.
place to live
Madrid and Amsterdam.
London or NYC.
AWAY from NYC.
White t-shirt, chinos and a hoodie, and shoes without laces.
Headphones, a good book, moisturiser and my aftershave.
Saint Petersburg on Friday.
travel bucket list
Mongolia, Iran and Antarctica.