If you order a cup of coffee at De Nieuwe Poort Amsterdam, chances are that Dominique will make it for you. After a difficult period, he mans the coffee bar a few days a week. Before he came to De Nieuwe Poort, Dominique didn’t work for a year. He has suffered from psychoses since his student days. He had to adjust his plans for the future, but he is doing well now.

I don’t worry about the big things as much and I live more from day to day.

The trust of his colleagues means a lot to him. He also enjoys working with people from different cultures, because everyone understands each other and gives each other space. Dominique believes it’s important to step out of his bubble every once in a while. By traveling and walking. On his bucket list? To walk from the Netherlands to Santiago de Compostela.