English summary

I only write in and translate into my native language: Dutch. Not Dutch? No problem! Let me give you an idea of what I do.

Travel translations into Dutch

I studied Slavonic linguistics and have been translating texts from English, Russian, Bulgarian and Czech into Dutch since 1999. Pretty soon after that, I started translating for cruise companies, airlines and other travel related companies. Since 2014, I only take on travel & tourism translations and I have added Swedish as a source language.

Travel copywriting in Dutch

Because I had a very creative approach to translation, it was only a small step to copywriting. Since 2014, copywriting for the travel industry is my main area of expertise. I write different kinds of texts about tourism and travel, such as blog posts, newsletters and texts for websites, brochures, magazines, catalogues and social media.

Online and offline travel writing in Dutch

In August 2013, I started travel blogging on, writing about family and active travel from the Netherlands to Northern and Eastern Europe. By 2017, I had 15.000-30.000 unique visitors per month and over 5000 social media followers on different platforms.

Besides my own blog, I also write guest posts for online travel platforms such as Skyscanner and Expedia, and sometimes get published in print. You can find a list of my publications here.

Promote your product or destination

On Stralend schrijven, I do product reviews of travel-related products and Scandinavian series, books and design. I also go on press trips related to travel from the Netherlands to Northern and Eastern Europe and write travel stories about them. Please feel free to contact me – I’m looking forward to it!

Please note:

  • Stralend schrijven is all about sharing positive experiences, but posts always are an honest reflection of my personal opinion.
  • According to the code of conduct for advertising through social media if a blog post is a result of a cooperation between me and a destination and/or brand, I state that in or below the article. That way, my readers know I am being honest with them, which enlarges their trust in me and what I write.
  • According to Google policies, paid links are marked ‘nofollow’.
  • In order to cover the cost of publishing this blog, I may use affiliate links in some articles.
For more information on my audience and possible campaigns, please contact me and ask for my media kit and examples.

Sandra van Bijsterveld in Sweden