Wim is the manager and owner of the place! Always happy, always smiling, always willing to go out of his way for his guests or colleagues. You just might catch him at his favorite spot and get to share a beer or whiskey with him, while listening to his stories of days gone by and yet to come.
Image taken by Chizzilala.
Where did you grow up?
Between Europe and USA – Netherlands, California and France to be specific.
Who inspires you most?
My dad and my mom who has to put up with him.
What do you aspire to learn more about?
About different people and different cultures.
What is your most treasured possession?
A watch I got from my dad when I turned 18, I didn’t deserve it at all, but he still gave it to me.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Dune!! Original one with Sting.
What is your motto?
Practice what you preach…in other words be real.
What do you consider your greatest achievement to be?
16 year relationship with my wife, everything else can come and go, but that is real.
What do you love most about Saba?
The lifestyle, people, culture and nature.
Your perfect day off in Saba?
What is your favorite hidden gem?
The view from the Tipsy Goat bar…not really hidden, but it’s a gem.
What could you never do without?
Why do you like working at Tropics Café / Juliana’s Hotel?
The different people we meet every day, and sharing stories, where you’ve come from, and where you’ve been.
What do you value most in your colleagues?
Loyalty and friendship.
What is your favorite spot at Tropics Café / Juliana’s Hotel?
The Tipsy Goat Bar .
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