The Queen Herself
Project info

I’ve been saving hotels from the internet for years now, this is how I discovered ‘Koningin van Pieterburen’ during the time I was living in Amsterdam. Pieterburen is a tiny village in the North of the Netherlands which has about 400 inhabitants. Here located this small Bed and Breakfast, a magical place which is run by it’s owners, Astrid van Rose and her husband.
For 35 years Astrid has been an artist/singer/entertainer and also a kitsch-collector. Her unique hotel offers the perfect opportunity for children to fully experience their childhood fantasies and for adults to evoke their childhood memories.

It was in March 2018 when I was first traveling to Pieterburen to meet Astrid. I started helping around the hotel, taking care of her dogs, welcoming guests and fixing breakfast for them.
As time passed Astrid made me become a part of her quirky worlds. Since then I’ve been trying to find my own fictional character next to her and photograph our everyday life together.