Distinguished in the Media


Jan Jaap as visiting-curator of De Haar Castle

Jan Jaap was requested by The BBC to give his opinion about drinking etiquette when working abroad. Please click here for the article.

Jan Jaap gives advice on good manners for entrepreneurs exploring business opportunities in Russia. Please click here for the BNR Newsradio audio link.

As a guest columnist with Het Financieele Dagblad / FD Entrepreneur, Jan Jaap had his own Etiquette feature in this renowned business newspaper.

Jan Jaap acted as coach for a group of ABN Amro account managers and their managing director during a formal dinner at the bank’s Amsterdam head office. Het Financieele Dagblad ran an article about this etiquette dinner.

During an etiquette dinner for the Bussum Lions Club, Jan Jaap talked about business etiquette, personal presentation, and about suits, ties, shoes and style. Elsevier Magazine ran an article about this event in their March 2011 supplement about fashion and the modern businessman.

Jan Jaap talked about “Order of precedence” on the television show “Royalties” on Dutch network RTL4, explaining the new greeting protocol for Her Royal Highness Catherine (Kate), the Duchess of Cambridge as a member of the British Royal Family. Please view the video; you can see Jan Jaap in action from 1 minute 32 onwards.

On Monday November 5, 2012 Jan Jaap explained the protocol for the Public Swearing in Ceremony of the new Cabinet on Dutch NOS Radio 1. Please click here to listen to the audio fragments.

Jan Jaap also writes a column about International Etiquette in Booming Amsterdam, a business magazine for entrepreneurs. Please click here to read the column.

Jan Jaap has also contributed to the anniversary yearbook of Pecunia Non Olet. Please click here to download his article in PDF format.

Jan Jaap’s first column in Outsource Magazine. You can download the article as a PDF file.

The magazine Heerlijkheid (‘Delight’) contains a contribution by Jan Jaap entitled “The Customer is Always Right”, dealing with etiquette for overnight guests. You can download the article as PDF file.

An interview with Jan Jaap in the Leidsch Dagblad, the city of Leyden’s local daily newspaper. You can download the interview in PDF file.

The Distinguished Dining Card

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