Over a hundred years of Vreugdenhil Mechanization

Since 1919 the Vreugdenhil company has been in De Lier. It was started by Arie Vreugdenhil as a blacksmith in the middle of the  village high street. He was a well known blacksmith in De Lier and, next to his job as blacksmith, he also worked as a contractor. After a while he noticed the appearance of many competitors and decided to focus on tractors and farming equipment, leading to the move of Vreugdenhil Mechanisatie to the new location. See picture on the right: the Hoogweg in 1927 where a new barn was build next to the house. Read more...

Primary school head mistress Anna Vreugdenhil takes care of her pupils

Proper education, and if necessary a new laptop or bagpack, clean teeth and a full stomach. That’s what primary school head mistress Anna Vreugdenhil takes care off, because not every pupil is certain of those commodities. Thanks to financial support by the Youth Education Foundation she can take even better care of ‘her’ children. Read more...

Jolanda Vreugdenhil makes her dream come true

Ambitious women who excel in the ‘male world’ of IT, that’s the focus of ‘She in IT’. Initiator Hendrika Willemse-Vreugdenhil wanted to do what she enjoyed the most after a career with Detron, VMware, and Nutanix: “Women sometimes have problems profiling themselves. I want to help them, especially now that more and more technological companies recognize the importance of diversity.” Read more...

Goos Vreugdenhil builds stained glass church window

The new church window building of the reformed church in Beekbergen has been crowned with a large stained glass window. The new church has been christened Eben-Haëzer. “The Lord has guided us here.” The stained glass window, located in the large hallway, represents everything that is important and distinctive for the community in the Veluwe area. In the centre it shows the grey stone Eben-Haëzer. A brook ripples its way around it. Trees represent the forested area in the sloping landscape around the village. “The wide beam of yellow light shows that everything comes from heaven,” says Rev. A. Schreuder during the official opening of the church. EbenHaëzer, the Lord has guided us here. The design is by Mrs. A. van de Craats and the stained glass has been assembled and build by stained-glass atelier De Glazen Zee (The Glass Sea). The window consists of nine panels which form the large 2.5 by 6 meter window (approx. 8 by 20 ft.). The panels are build in layered, anti-reflexive, insulating glass. Read more...

DJ Leon, your allround DJ for all events

Do you have a party or a different event to organize? DJ Leon will play the best music from genres you picked. Leon Vreugdenhil is a true allround DJ. As a DJ he senses what the public wants to hear. And as an event-coordinator he takes care of light and sound, photography and videography, catering, tent rentals or even the location if necessary. DJ Leon offers the full deal. Read more...

Paulien Vreugdenhil is building a new theater in Nijkerk

During the pandemic Paulien Vreugdenhil was busy building a new theatre and meeting place in Nijkerk. She’s hoping that Nijkerk is a place where we’ll visit each other and asks: how can we stay close in love and friendship, even when we argue and disagree?
Streams Breede Beek theater and restaurant located in the Kloosterstraat is a meeting place where we offer meaningful events. It’s an actively used theatre and restaurant where people can discover and develop their talents. Read more...

Anita Vreugdenhil argues for a central management of corona problems for children

Anita Vreugdenhil, pediatrician at the Maastricht University Medical Center+, says: “It is time for an OMT (Outbreak Management Team) for children.” Anita has been researching children’s lifestyles since the start of the pandemic. Over 66% of children who were already bordering on obese, became even more so during the pandemic with an average of five kilos. “Some even gained ten kilos.” That’s why she’s advocating for a more centralized approach with a children’s OMT. Read more...

Huib Vreugdenhil is a tennis OldStar

BORCULO – Lenie Jacobs (73) and Huib Vreugdenhil (72) can call themselves Tennis OldStars. The two from Borculo, together with 17 other 60-plus players, meet each Thursday morning at tennisclub De Wildbaan for a game and a cuppa coffee. Vreugdenhil: “The Borculo OldStars are more than just 60-plus tennis players, we’re friends”. Tennis has been played at De Wildbaan by people over 60 for a while. Vreugdenhil: “For years there was talk at the club about tennis for people over 60, but nothing happened. When I turned 65, I thought: now it is time to really pick it up. Then I started a Thursday morning group with a few other over 60s. We started with five tennis players. Now there are twelve.” Read more...

Laura Vreugdenhil opens The Clubsandwich Company

AMSTERDAM – Suddenly there she was: Laura Vreugdenhil with The Clubsandwich Company, situated just behind the Museumplein at the Roelof Hartstreet in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The name hints at the formula that focuses on the famous sandwich with ‘chicken lettuce under bacon’. It is clear that you can’t just eat two, but ten variations of this famous sandwich at The Clubsandwich Company. But how? Owner Laura says: Read more...