Holland, this is how you Rock!
PastBook presents the 'We Love Holland' book made by Dutch and Expats
17 MAY 2013, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
SummaryPastBook has published the 'We Love Holland' book, a collaborative photobook made by complete strangers. It contains the best moments and stories of Queen’s Day and all the things locals and Expats love about the Dutch. The e-book is available to view online, download as a free PDF and will be printed in high quality hardcopy as a gift to present to the new King Willem-Alexander on behalf of his citizens.
We asked you to show us how Holland rocks, and you responded!
Launched to celebrate the last Queen’s Day and the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander, PastBook invited local Dutch and Expats to contribute and share their memories into an all-inclusive collaborative photobook, as a gift for the new King.
PastBook is pleased to present the We Love Holland book, filled with your best moments and stories from Queen’s Day celebrations and beyond.
The collaborative project provided an opportunity for individuals to contribute to their unique perspective into an overall narrative. In particular, it reached out to Expats through project partners Dutch News, I Am Expat, English Breakfast Radio and Expatica NL to be involved as an integral part of the Dutch community.
The final book tells the story of a multi-faceted nation, each photo revealing a glimpse of the culture, imagination, joy and quirky sense of humour that we associate with being Dutch!
Above all, it shows how people from all over the world unite and embrace their love of this small but endearing country, and how the memories have touched our lives.
This special edition book will be printed in high quality hard copy, and presented to King Willem-Alexander on behalf of all his citizens, a time-capsule of a moment in history.Here are just some of the wonderful contributions included in the book:
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A PDF e-book is available to download as a keepsake and to share with friends, just visit http://bit.ly/welovehollandbook and click the download button. If you wish to purchase a printed copy to keep, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All participants will receive a 25% discount voucher available on any PastBook order, to create their own personal story.
Thank you Holland, and can’t wait for next year to do it all over again!
About the company
Started in Milan, Italy in 2011 as an extra-time project, PastBook moved to Amsterdam in March 2012 after being selected by Rockstart Accelerator as one of top 10 startups among hundreds of applicants from around the world.
PastBook is on a mission to help people relive memories that are nowadays scattered between social networks, friends and devices by allowing them to create beautiful and shareable photo albums in seconds.
Their independent platform enables users to easily create photo album, from different social media sources and build private, personal and collaborative photo albums in a snap. Photo albums can be viewed and shared online or printed into a beautifully bound book.
Its technology is also available for business in white-label or through RESTful API integration.
About the founder
Stefano Cutello – CEO
Former technical leader and scrum master at eBay Italy and entrepreneur since the age of 18, he came up with the idea of creating PastBook when browsing through a family photo album with his father. Having realized that he would not be able to recollect his own memories saved all over the Internet so easily, he decided to provide a platform for that.
In order to fully commit to the idea, he quit his job at eBay, relocated to Amsterdam, while having put all of his property in Italy for sale: a car, a motorbike and a house.
Agile by definition, passionate about everything that has to do with technology, lateral thinker and an innate product developer. His motto: "hard work is the way to success".