Justin grew up in a small village in The Netherlands, near Amsterdam. After finishing High School, he moved to Amsterdam and started his career in the tourism business by joining his family’s business at the Zaanse Schans in Zaandam, an authentic windmill village near Amsterdam dating back to the 17th century with over 2 million yearly visitors. Justin build up his knowledge by exploring and witnessing every part of the family business, starting at the bottom, and working his way up. Starting his career at only 17 years old, the buildup 15+ years of experience in tourism has made him an expert when it comes to touristic visions, wishes and expectations of the international visitor and differences in cultures and how to handle them.
He’s also a leader with family etiquettes and values as top priorities, and he strongly believes that if colleagues are happy, the customer will be happy too! This vision is shared with his father Willem and brother Robin, who he still runs the family business with nowadays. Managing a business that is open 365 days per year, 7 days a week is something that he loves doing the most, and always making the guests feel special every day of the year.
During the start of the covid pandemic in 2020, Justin decided, together with 8 other board members, to not let his head down, and co-founded the Travel Trade Holland Foundation. In addition to his own family business, he is a secretary at this foundation and always on the lookout for opportunities to market Holland as a country and as a destination to travelers. All the experience gathered from the last 15+ years is put to work within Two Dutchmen in the form of consultancy for (touristic) attractions, locations or areas that would like to expand their (inter)national business. Justin is an expert in strategies for the long run and is determined to take your project to the next level!
He’s a creative mastermind and in combination with Tim, and unbeatable team that makes every dream come through! Justin loves to learn and read and is always trying to find the newest solutions and knowledge there is on multiple subjects. Being a frequent traveler, Justin has seen a lot of the world and experienced even more on all hospitality levels to give you the best advice you need on customer journey and experience.