• The free urban individual is my drive in politics
  • I travel to fathom the human condition
  • I create solutions for the city that really work.

City Safari: Managing director for international opeartions

City Safari provides custom made encounters with the daily life of the city. In Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amsterdam over three hundred hosts invite you into their homes and workshops, institutions and places of worship, shops and clubs. Doors that remain closed for others, are opened by City Safari to satisfy your curiosity. A typical City Safari program lasts five hours and contains three encounters. Without a guide, but with a clear itinerary, groups of four to six visitors immerse themselves in the city for an experience that is fun and educational. Parties of four and up to two hundred get their instructions together, split up in groups and hit the city to reassemble at the last item and share their experience.


I developed the concept of City Safari in 1996 and Marjolijn Masselink turned it into a profitable enterprise in Rotterdam. She fell for the challenge of becoming a full time politician 2006 and I took over the management. City Safari was hit hard during the crisis as most of the clients were companies and institutions that obviously cut their budgets for outings, teambuilding and education. I have used that slow period to set up a formula for international expansion. Check www.citysafari.nl