Representative Office the Netherlands


The specialized fortnightly magazine "REISGIDS" of the Dutch consumer association, by the publisher Consumentengids, published in its 2nd and 6th issue the reports on 6 pages with a print run of 30.000 copies:

1. Eilandhoppen op z'n Kroatisch Bureau (From island to island as the Croatians do it)

2. Historische stadjes en populaire badplatsen (Historic cities and popular resorts).

The first article describes Zadar and its archipelago (Dugi otok, Ugljan, Pašman, Pag, Silba, Kornati). The author visited numerous hotels and restaurants and graded them.

In the second article, the author travelled down the coastal area between Trogir and Dubrovnik with special reference to small family hotels.

Journalist: Kees Verplanke (Kees Verplanke studied tourism and then geography and he spent more than 25 years as a journalist, travelling, reporting and writing for Reisgide. Over the past several years he has been writing as a freelance journalist for several other tourism magazines. He is a passionate marathon runner and his wish for travels and explorations still lives b inside him.)

Print run: 30.000 copies

Size of the report: 6 pages

Date of publishing: March 2007


The feature on Croatia as a part of the series MEMORIES was aired on the First Dutch national TV channel on 10th September 2007 lasting 49.5 minutes, in the series Memories - Tour de l'amour. The programme Memories has been airing for almost 10 years and is very popular in the Netherlands. In it, people who once lost contact meet again and tell their story about the past and the present. In the series Tour de l'amour, the Dutch are returning to the country where they once fell in love. In the show featuring Croatia, three tourists meet with their former loves that they met during their vacation in Croatia, and with whom they lost contact after some time. During the show they talk, renew their memories, look at old photographs and listen to music of that period. Everything takes place in the beautiful Dalmatian landscapes. 

Journalist: Edwin Jeeninga (Ever since he was a little boy he was interested in adventures, travels, history and culture of different countries worldwide. He studied journalism in Utrecht and after serving his military service he started working for KRO, a public television network. He has been making reportages for the show Memories for several years now.)

Date of broadcast: 10th September 2007

Ratings: 1.623.000 viewers