Corry Vreugdenhil given a Royal decoration

Mrs. C. Vreugdenhil (O IX b.16) has been awarded with the Royal decoration of Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau. Corry Vreugdenhil has been committed to caring for vulnerable children in Mongolia for over twenty years. One child, for example, has been abused at home, another lived on the street. Corry Vreugdenhil offers these vulnerable children love and safety in family-homes in Mongolia. For more information see the article about Corry Vreugdenhil in Vreugdeschakel 99. Read more...

Hermen Vreugdenhil given a Royal decoration

Hermen Vreugdenhil (N XI j.4, see picture) has been awarded with a Royal decoration given to him by the King’s Commissioner Ina Adema. He was awarded during the Provincial Council meeting. Hermen Vreugdenhil was made a Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau. The man from Nieuwendijk was a member of the Provincial Council from 2007 to 2011 and between 2015 and 2022. During the years 2014-2019 he was part of the local council of the former municipality of Werkendam.

Does this year’s Christmas usher in another period of creativity in Hermen Vreugdenhil’s family?

Our question is: how do people create Christmas joy? We asked creative people to tell us their solutions. Hermen Vreugdenhil, for example, builds a miniature Christmas train-track each year. In their livingroom, a tiny cable-lift crosses a small pond with ice-skaters. The beautiful wintery landscape is something that Hermen builds back up each year, together with his four sons. “After St. Nicholas has left, the large baseplate is placed in the livingroom, followed by the train tracks first, and then the rest of the large city build around it.” Read more...

Sandra Vreugdenhil calls for more female truckers

The Netherlands, and in particular the Westland area, include more and more female truckers. Which is lucky, because the transport-community can really use girls who can drive. We can call female trucker Sandra a true ambassador and living business card for Renewi. This Westlandian is very enthusiastic about her work, her employer, and implores everyone looking for a career-switch to join the transport branch. Read more...

GP Wim Vreugdenhil: ‘General practitioners are an important pillar in the healthcare system’

After having worked as a temporary GP for several years, 35-year-old doctor Wim Vreugdenhil took over a GP’s office April 2020. He talks about his vision regarding general practitioners and the work-life balance. “General practitioners are an important pillar in the healthcare system; and young GP’s have to take the responsibility.” Read more...

Laura Vreugdenhil brings medical care to the Bystep

More and more cancer patients can – if they want – get their treatment at home. An oncological nurse and two patients explain how it works. Since June last year a very eyecatching contraption graces the streets of Amsterdam: a hospital cargo-bike. Four oncological nurses of the OLVG (Amsterdam city hospital) can use it to visit and treat their patients at home. Two days a week, no matter the weather, they bike through the city, the cargo bike loaded with a well-fill backpack, a collapsible drip, and a special chemo waste bin. “I biked 32 kilometers (20 miles) in one day a while ago,” Laura Vreugdenhil (54), one of the oncological nurses who participate. “In the pouring rain! Luckily our carge bike is electric-driven ánd we’ve got proper rain suits.” Read more...

Tamara Vreugdenhil: ‘TipvanTam’ podcast-creator

After 12 years of salaried employment Tamara Vreugdenhil became a podcast-creator: “This is really fun to do!” Tamara creates podcasts with which she wants to inspire others to make their dreams come true. In her podcast ‘TipvanTam’ she interviews entrepreneurs from Delft who love what they do. In her podcast Tamara asks them which steps they took to get where they are now. Read more...

Jaco Vreugdenhil, Westlandian in heart and soul

Jaco: “the workspace of Pantar in Amsterdam is a Venlo-type greenhouse 2.5 acre in size, used for various horticulture-related activities performed by people who struggle to access work due to various reasons, disabilities being one of them. Part of the greenhouse is being used for plant-cutting, assembly-related activities and more, often commissioned by horticultural suppliers. Another part of the greenhouse is used for the growing of juvenile plants for plant breeders. We also grow our own plants in this greenhouse.” Read more...