News from Tessa Vrijmoed of Beyond the Colosseum (in Dutch language)

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Published on 05 March 2017 on You Tube

Het Colosseum voorbij: lezingen voor scholieren op locatie in Rome

Als classica verhuisde Tessa Vrijmoed in 2008 naar Rome. Destijds was ze pas afgestudeerd en trok haar het ‘nieuwe en spannende’ van het buitenland aan. Ook uw leerlingen staan op het punt een belangrijke keuze te maken: wat gaan zij doen na hun diploma?

In een interactieve lezing vertelt Tessa hoe het is om als twintigjarige je vaderland achter je te laten en zonder enig contact een nieuw leven op te bouwen. Het actuele leven in Rome fascineert haar nog iedere dag: ze beschrijft het in haar columns op en meerdere keren per week op haar nieuwsplatform Beyond the Colosseum.
Wat doet een Romein als hij twee mensen op straat ziet zoenen? Waar komt het nonchalante gedrag van werknemers in de publieke sector vandaan? Is Marcello Mastroianni’s filosofische opmerking voor de Trevifontein in La Dolce Vita nog altijd actueel? Waar moet je op je volgende bezoek naar Rome absoluut naartoe?

Dat zijn zomaar wat vragen die aan bod zouden kunnen komen tijdens haar presentatie. De leerlingen zullen niet alleen maar hoeven luisteren. Ze worden aan het denken gezet door typisch Romeinse situaties en ze leren wat romanesco, het Romeinse dialect waarin het Latijn soms nog duidelijker zichtbaar is dan in het Italiaans.

Hebt u interesse in een dergelijk programma als u straks met uw leerlingen in Rome bent? Neem dan contact met Tessa Vrijmoed op voor meer informatie omtrent tarieven en reservering: info@beyondthecolosseum

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NRBC evening in Florence 24 March – 60 Years Europe

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We are pleased to announce the first NRBC evening of 2017 in Florence exactly one month from today!

The evening will take place on 24 March and the theme of the evening will be “Europe“. In those days, it is, after all, 60 years ago that the basis for Europe was formed and that the Treaty of Rome was signed.

Information on location and speaker(s) will follow soon.

In the mean time …

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Angela Mannaerts appointed “Deal Maker of the week” by Dutch legal on line platform Mr.

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Angela Mannaerts has been appointed “Deal Maker of the week” by the Dutch legal on line platform Mr.
She advised the Dutch group The Student Hotel (TSH)  in connection with an innovative financing. TSH, which combines modern rooms with high-quality student housing, uses the financing to develop a hybrid hotel c.q. student residential building in Florence, Italy. The deal is part of creating a second domestic market in Italy. A further project in Bologna is also in the planning.

For the full article in Dutch language click here.

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NRBC Evening Rome 5 July 2016

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We are pleased to announce that the next NRBC evening in Rome will be held with as speaker the Dutch Ambassador to the Italian Republic, his Excellency Joep Wijnands.

During this evening, which will be held on 5 July 2016, Ambassador Wijnands will look back at the first semester of 2016, during which The Netherlands was the EU Presidency holder.

The Netherlands’ EU Presidency 2016 website shows our country’s guiding principles for this task, namely that EU should be a Union that focuses on the essentials, on growth and jobs through innovation and that connects with civil society. In addition, it mentions that as President, The Netherlands will be aiming at four priority areas: Migration & international security; Europe as an innovator & job creator; Sound finances and a robust Eurozone; and forward-looking climate & energy policy.
Ambassador Wijnands will describe which activities our country and the Dutch Embassy in Rome performed to make progress in relation to the mentioned priority area’s and what Slovakia needs to do in order to continue the improvements obtained by The Netherlands.

However, only NRBC members who have paid their annual Euro 35 administrative fee (which covers, inter alia, the maintenance of the website, the bank account costs and the presents for the speakers) are allowed to attend. If you have not yet paid such contribution, please wire the amount to:

IBAN Number IT85K0521603225000000000417 BIC SWIFT: BPCVIT2S
On name: NRBC Nederlandse Romeinen Business Club
Subject: annual fee 2016 – your name and/or company
You will receive a payment receipt on or before 5 July 2016.

NRBC members are allowed to bring a guest, provided, however, that such person is interested in becoming an NRBC member and has not yet attended one of the NRBC evenings.

Members who live in Tuscany or in Milan and prefer to stay with a Roman NRBC member instead of in a hotel should contact us through the email address listed below.

For more information and RSVP, please send an e-mail on or before 28 June 2016 to: info_ at_ nrbc_ dot_ it

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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Pecha Kucha NRBC Networking evening in Florence on May 24th!

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With reference to the “Save the Date” we sent out earlier, we are happy to confirm the details of the next networking evening that will be held in Florence on Tuesday May 24th!

Theme: What is the goal of the NRBC and who are its members?

The idea is that every present member will give a short introduction of him/herself and his/her work in the English language. MAX time per person is 3 minutes, similar to the Japanese method called Pecha Kucha!

Following the Pecha Kucha introductions, Angela Mannaerts (President) and Godelieve Cooymans (Vice President) will explain the objectives and the future of the NRBC.

The evening continues with a typical Italian Apericena

Time: 19.00 hours

Ristorante – Gin bar ‘I CINQUE SENSI’
Via Pier Capponi 3/Ar
50132 Firenze – Italia
Tel +39 055 5000315
Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa
Navigator GPS: 
Lat. 43,779087 – Lng. 11,267903

We will have two rooms at our disposal, including a covered terrace, where, in case of good weather, we can enjoy our Apericena!

Fees per person: € 25.00 all in for members and € 35.00 all in for guests.
If still due, you may consider to take the opportunity to provide for the settlement of your annual fee at the entrance (€ 35,- per person for 2016).


We look forward to seeing you in Florence! 

RSVP before or on Friday, May 20th, sending an e-mail to:

The location disposes of a garage parking for up to 4-5 cars.

Public Transport:

The buses that pass close to the location are buses 11 and 17, leaving from the Central Station. Get off at the Piazza Savonarola stop and then just take a 5 minutes’ walk (cross the square diagonally and then continue until halfway the Via Pier Capponi).
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