1939 Amsterdam
1957 Amsterdam
Diploma (high school for girls).
1957 Amsterdam
Volunteer for community centre Oasis (in Amsterdam East) among others.
1962 Amsterdam
Married and received our first child at Christmas.
1968 Amsterdam
Creation of "Mothers Want Peace" in the days of the Vietnam demonstrations.
1979 Amsterdam
Obtained my social worker Diploma.
1983 Amsterdam
Biggest demonstration against cruise missiles (550 000 participants) and first outing with my second husband.
1980–1999 Amsterdam
Elderly care worker.
1988–2015 Amsterdam
Satisfied single
Please note: all conversations will be assigned randomly


Ondergronds is named for those exceptional conversations below the surface.

While travelling through Amsterdam on a daily basis, we pass by hundreds of strangers and rarely get a chance to connect. Ondergronds allows you to have a real conversation with one of those strangers – perhaps the connection will last, perhaps it may inspire other conversations on your daily travels.

About the team:

Julien Thomas developed urban interventions and creative civic engagement strategies in Vancouver, and graduated from the Sandberg Instituut in 2016.

Webdesign: Fabian Hijlkema

Photography: Coco Plooijer

Ondergronds is an initiative of the Knowledge Mile Coalition, a community of knowledge institutions, companies, organisations and residents working together along the Wibautstraat and Wesperstraat from Amstelplein to Nieuwmarkt.


Do you have questions, want to participate, or want to set up an Ondergronds project in your city? Feel free to contact us.


We are

  • Gemeente Amsterdam

  • Knowledge Mile Coalition

  • Amsterdam Boiling

  • GVB

  • Humans of Amsterdam