Who is Rick?

Rick is nature lover and kayak adventurer. He grew up in the Dutch area of the Vecht-river and now lives in the Northern part of the Netherlands. Additionally to his work for the Wadden Sea at Rijkswaterstaat, he develops nature apps with his company Nature2U.  Ever since he started his adventures with the Sustainable Dream, he has been following his dreams…

Rick paddles a Zegul Greenland T-kayak

Nominated as Sportsman of Drenthe

In January 2020 I was nominated for Sportsman of Drenthe because of kayaking the Blue Ribbon. The public in Drenthe voted, as well as a jury of local sports journalists. The winner, the two times winner of the alternative Elfstedentocht, was announced as Sportsman of Drenthe on the Drenthe Sports Gala in Emmen, on March 11th 2020. It was great being nominated and exciting to be on this special event, the Drenthe Sports Gala. What made it even more special was the fact that it was a week before the corona lock down, and therefore the last big event for more than a year now.

Here is the promo-video which explaines why I was nominated

5 Replies to “Who is Rick?”

  1. Dear Rick

    I was looking for your address to see if you were in Nederland this summer and found your new expedition here. What a great idea around the Swedish coastline! Me and my friend was talking about that trip in December and thought of making it next year.
    What a great trip!!!
    Is Christa still in Nederland?

    Today I am trying a trip with my son to Valö just south from Brännö. I am still speaking about your adventure from
    Derente last year with all my friends! It was a great pleasure meeting up with you, which I would love to do again. Though, I hoped to make a trip to Nederland this summer with my family and try a kayaking hike from

    Have a great trip to Haparanda! Northern Sweden is lovely! Tell if you need contacts in Stockholm, Arbro, Örnsköldsvik, and Pello :).

    Have a great trip, Rick!

    I’m following you the coast around Sweden!

    Maria (Sweden – Dynholmen by tent)

    1. Hi Maria, great hearing of you again. Christa is in the Netherlands working… and iam doing the trip solo. She picks me up at the end, in haparanda. Christa will send you a mail to contact about your plan of comming to the Netherlands. By by

  2. Hi Rick!
    Nice to meet you & Christa in Mellanfjärdet. I hope your trio is going well.
    We are now North of Umeå in Sikeå. 65km north of Umeå.
    We will stay about a week. Maybe you are passing by soon and would like to visit Sikeå? Let us know 🙂

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