Born in The Hague, Holland Robert is the founder of Italian Adventures. He spent 7 years in the Royal Dutch Navy as an engineer and 20 years as a technician and manager in the international oil business, working all over Europe, the Middle East and in Africa.

During one of his assignments in Italy in 1983 he met his wife Anna and after having lived in Pescara and Piacenza they finally settled in Rome. In Rome, Robert started to extensively explore most of the archaeological sites in the city of Rome and by hiking in Latium.

As a franchisee Robert opened the company DiningCity Italy in 2006, a web portal for medium high to top level restaurants in Rome and Italy. Apart from a free booking service DiningCity also organised culinary events, the last, “Dining with the Stars” or in 2014 with the participation of more than 50 Michelin Star restaurants.

In 2015 Robert opted for a change in business and lifestyle and started Italian Geographic ltd and Italian Adventure tours together with his business partner Paola Fiamin.
Robert speaks Dutch, English, French, German, Italian & Spanish.