Gert-Jan van der Wel

Hey! My name is Gert-Jan van der Wel. I'm 41 years old, Dutch, married and have three little kids. I co-founded Floorplanner and I'm currently transitioning from running the technology dept to the sales dept. In between family and work, I like to ride my road bike whenever I can.

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Fine dining in NYC

hobby - 03 Feb 2019

On the last day of our NYC trip we treated ourselves and our sales partners to an exclusive dinner at The Office from the famous duo Nick Kokonas and chef Grant Achatz. It’s located at the 35th floor of the luxurious Mandarin hotel, but don’t expect an amazing view as this restaurant does not have a single window.

“The Office NYC is an intimate speakeasy serving classically inspired food and cocktails, a collection of vintage spirits, and other eclectic delicacies.”

The food and cocktails were exquisite and delicious, and together with the beautiful interior it made for a perfect experience. After being a week in New York City I can confess that it truly is an incredible city!

But I won’t be back.

At least not in the winter. This was my third visit to the city but always in January because of the real estate event Inman Connect. Next time I’d like to not freeze to death outside, to see some green leaves on the trees and perhaps to bring my cycle gear to make a ride outside of the city.

However, traveling doesn’t come easy to me. Most of the nights I sleep poorly as I wake up at 4:00 am due to a massive jetlag. And although I really enjoy being away from my daily routine at home, I get home sick after a few days, and I just want to be back home with my family.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely grateful that I can travel the world as I do and I’m blessed to have a wife that supports me and takes care of everything while I’m gone. So even though I return home exhausted, it also gives me a lot of energy and I wouldn’t want to miss it for a thing in the world.