. Lab lead:
As the founder of the Urban Leisure & Tourism Lab, urban sociologist and associate professor Roos Gerritsma was there at the start of the lab in 2015.
As coordinator, Jolanda Möller is the linking pin between students, learning coaches, researchers, external partners and anyone who wants to do something with the lab. She is quartermaster for the new location on Buikslotermeerplein, where the lab opened its doors in September 2021.
In addition to being a lab coordinator, Jolanda is also an advisor in the field of process management and educational logistics within the Faculty of Creative Business of Inholland University of Applied Sciences. As a chain thinker, she knows how to understand complex processes and translates them into practical solutions. Her goal is to ensure that all supporting processes run smoothly so that students, learning coaches, learning directors, lab leads and field partners can fully focus on education and research.
1. What would you like to contribute to our learning community here in Amsterdam North (and the surrounding area)?
By organizing various activities, I hope that we can continue to expand our learning community, whereby we are increasingly seen as a fixed value for our partners on and around Buikslotermeerplein.
2. What is your favorite place in Amsterdam North and why?
That’s more than one place! First of all, I always love to take the ferry across the IJ to Noord. In addition, I like to eat out at one of the many restaurants on the NDSM wharf and I like to cycle on the Nieuwendammerdijk and Schellingwouderdijk. I also have a special bond with Amsterdam Noord: my mother was born here and my parents met at work at one of the shipyards that Noord was rich at the time. I was even named after a ship that was built at this yard at the time.
3. Which Northerner would you like to have a cup of coffee with?
With aunt Els, my mother’s best friend who still lives in Amsterdam Noord near the Buikslotermeerplein. So here’s an invitation to come and visit Bakkie Noord in the Modestraat!