• Aletta Jorritsma (W8+)

    Meet Aletta Jorritsma (31) : after she started rowing in her second year of studying Media & Culture in Amsterdam, she soon progressed to the national team after the London Olympics. Her favorite rowing memory goes back to the World Cup in Linz, where the Dutch women won the W8+. Other international tournaments like the Windermere Cup and the Rio Janeiro Olympics can’t be excluded from this list.

  • Dieuwertje den Besten (W8+)

    Dieuwertje den Besten (23): when she started studying Industrial Design Engineering in Delft, she quickly became acquainted with the rowing sport. After the fun & games of her freshman year, she progressed to the U23 selection and to the national team from there. Her most fun rowing memory is winning silver at the U23 World Championship in Poznań, because they had no expectations and did really well!

  • Dieuwke Fetter (W8+)

    Dieuwke Fetter (29) : during her studies in International Business & Management, she rolled into rowing. The national team needed a substitute coxswain for a weekend. That was her first encounter with the national team. A few weeks later, she was able to race in a second eight of the national team. After the race, she got invited to take part in the selection of the team.

  • Ellen Hogerwerf (W4-)

    With a masters in Mechanical Engineering from TU Delft in the pocket, Ellen Hogerwerf (31) loves to create stuff with her own 3D printer. She cherishes loads of awesome rowing memories, like the Rio de Janeiro & London Olympics, winning her first World Cup in the pair in 2015, or taking home the silver medal in the W4- at the World Championships last year. And most recently: her gold medal at the European Championships in 2020.

  • Elsbeth Beeres (W8+)

    Meet Elsbeth Beeres (24): started rowing to get to know people in Amsterdam, and climbed up the ladder quickly to the U23 W4- in 2017. Winning Henley royal regatta in 2017 is her most memorable rowing moment and besides a good paddle, she loves to climb trees. A big dream of hers is to build a place for communal living

  • Hermijntje Drenth (W8+)

    Meet Hermijntje Drenth (26): finished 2 degrees in Vitality & Ageing and Management, Policy-analysis and Entrepeneurship in Health & Life Sciences . Currently still active as a research assistent, she aims to improve the health sector, specifically elderly care. She started rowing in 2014 and her favorite rowing memories include all the international training camps and tournaments.

  • Karien Robbers (W8+)

    Meet Karien Robbers (27) : she started rowing as a junior at rowing club Die Leythe , did her bachelors in Cognitive Science and finished her masters in Health Sciences with a specialization in infectious diseases. Soon she was invited for the national team after winning medals at the junior and U23 level. One of her favorite rowing memories is the mixed double sculls sprint she won with brother Freek Robbers.

  • Karolien Florijn (W4-)

    Meet Karolien Florijn (22) the youngest of the group. She put her study on hold because of the Olympics and plans to resume next year. She hopes to do the same as her dad 25 years ago: winning gold at the Olympics. She has a lot of fun memories of racing and training especially in the coxless four. Besides rowing she loves baking beef steaks but mostly she loves eating them afterwards.

  • Marloes Oldenburg (W8+)

    After an impressive junior swimming career and trying out other sports such as lacrosse and climbing, Marloes (32) soon found herself being selected for the national team. Besides rowing, she likes to spend her free time on renovating the house she bought with husband and enjoys her job as a part time teacher at the Wenckebach Instituut UMCG.

  • Tessa Dullemans (W8+)

    Tessa Dullemans (23) : finished her bachelors in civil engineering last year. She started rowing after watching the 2016 Olympics and her dad told her it might be something for her. Besides rowing she loves to bake, which makes the team very happy when she shows up with post-practice baked goods

  • Tinka Offereins (W8+)

    Meet Tinka Offereins (27): finished her bachelors in Physical Education and obtained her masters in Human Movement Sciences. Looking for a new challenge after she was injured in her previous sport, track and field, she fell for rowing through Project2020, which was also supported by Kiwa. Her favorite rowing memories include rowing in Shanghai, Henley & Boston. Rowing is a great way to see more of the world!

  • Veronique Meester (W4-)

    Veronique Meester (25) currently has her Medical Degree on hold, but is busy excelling in other fields. From being a junior rower at Cornelis Tromp, she moved on to Nereus and was invited for the national team in 2017. Her favorite races include qualifying for the Olympics, bringing home silver in Linz and winning Henley Royal Regatta in the W4-. Besides rowing, she loves to cook for family & friends, or watch movies!

  • Ymkje Clevering (W4-)

    After obtaining a bachelors in Medicine, Ymkje Clevering (25) decided to do a masters in Health Sciences. After her first year as a freshman rower, she quickly moved on to the next level and started rowing the pair with Veronique Meesters. By winning nationals together in 2017, Henley Royal Regatta and the European Championships she's had quite an efficient career. Besides rowing, she loves to arts and crafts, or work on her van.