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Boeken

Journalistiek

Beeld

Boeken

Journalistiek

Beeld

Beeld

Available now; The Lost Art of Doing Nothing

Work

Books

The Lost Art of Doing Nothing: How the Dutch Unwind with Niksen (2020)

 

“The best thing about niksen is the absence of a goal. It doesn’t serve a purpose, but it’s wonderful.”

Don’t you think it’s time for a break? Plagued—as we are!—by nonstop pings and notifications, we have lost the knack of zoning out. Kicking back. Slacking off. Even when pandemic-induced lockdowns forcibly cleared our calendars, many who thought I’m free! filled their days with Netflix and doomscrolling. How can we reclaim our free time (planned or not) to truly rest and reset?

Vanaf nu wordt alles beter (2018)

 

But will it get any better? There are a lot of dark moments in the life of Maartje Willems. As a doubter with anxiety there are many obstacles to overcome. Like becoming friends with a colleague you really like, without looking like a maniac, or how to present yourself as a freelancer, without making it sound like you never graduated kindergarten. First world problems tackled for and by a millennial. Learn from my mistakes.

Books
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Journalistiek

Als journalist heb ik gewerkt bij verschillende media, websites, televisie, radio en kranten. Ik heb veel mensen geïnterviewd van Nicole Kidman, tot prins Constantijn. Ik ben freelancer en dus ook in te huren voor feesten en partijen.

Recent werk

Journalism

As a journalist I worked for several news outlets, websites, newspapers, magazines. My field of interest has mostly been popular culture, with interviews ranging from Nicole Kidman to Yo-Yo Ma.

Recent work
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Beeld

Beeld

Naast schrijven, heb ik me ook veel beziggehouden met online video. Ik heb programma’s gemaakt voor onder meer LINDA.tv. Daarnaast heb ik voor NU.nl interviews gedaan en ook video’s gemaakt.

Voorbeelden
Interviews

Press

I’m ready for my close-up. My books in the press.

Niksen - lang leve het lanterfanten
Vanaf nu wordt alles beter

About me

Maartje Willems

My name is Maartje Willems and I’m a freelance journalist and writer. I work for the radio show Nooit meer slapen that’s broadcasted on NPO Radio 1 by the VPRO. I’m also part of the audio collective Luid en Duidelijk. Im based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Contact

Contact details

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