Discover Benelux | Editor’s Note
Discover Benelux Issue 73, January 2020
Executive Editor Thomas Winther
Elodie Noel Ingrid Opstad Kate Harvey Laura Gozzi Lauren Walker Martin Pilkington Matt Antoniak Maya Witters Michiel Stol Myriam Gwynned Pierre Antoine Zahnd Stephanie Uwalaka Steve Flinders Stuart Forster
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Cover Photo © Paul Bellaart
Published 01.2020 ISSN 2054-7218 Published by Scan Group Print Uniprint
Editor Anna Villeleger Copy-editor Karl Batterbee
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We also want to encourage you to try new things in the new year, and one resolution that will be fun to keep is discovering new music. That’s why we’ve profiled a selection of the region’s most talented rising stars from the world of rap, rock and pop. Heading up our list is Dutchman Duncan Laurence, who was crowned winner of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the beautiful piano ballad Arcade. His victory means the Netherlands will host this year’s competition, with the big event happening in Rotterdam in May. We cannot wait! Another face you’ll probably be seeing even more of this year is Dutch actor Maarten Heijmans, who shot to fame playing singersongwriter Ramses in the eponymous miniseries of 2014, and recently released an album featuring his own versions of the late artist’s incredible repertoire. We caught up with the multitalented star to find out more on page 80. There’s plenty more to look forward to in the coming months, as our bumper-sized cultural calendar demonstrates. Featuring everything from music festivals to art expos and much more, it’s sure to tempt you away from your cosy living room on even the dullest of winter days. Whatever your goals are for 2020, I wish you a very happy and healthy new year. Enjoy the January issue!
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Welcome to 2020. January is that time of year where we often set ourselves new goals in our careers or personal lives, so we thought it was the perfect time to profile the coaching experts that can help you achieve your ambitions. Read our special guide on page 44.
Anna Villeleger, Editor