Design & Development - New Business & Sailing


Dutch Real Estate Media

VG Visie published two articles about Willand. In the Provada edition of 2019 and in the Wintergasten edition of 2021. Shortly after the MipiM in Cannes of 2022, Vastgoedmarkt published an interview and article about Circular Floating Districts first concept VLOAT®.

Duurzaam Gebouwd published an article about VLOAT® in march 2023.

International Media

Burst Group published a BLOG about VLOAT® by Circular Floating Districts.



Business Development

Willem Jan wrote a Blog about Business Development in January 2021 in collaboration with The BD School. "Leverage Passion in Business Development"



Willand also writes about social issues in the architecture and real estate industry.

Willem Jan wrote several articles for the Living Daylights Foundation:

Daylight innovations

Daylight in high-rise buildings

My optimal building


For the architecture magazine "Forum" Willem Jan wrote an article about shrinkage in the province of Groningen. A topical subject, which is subject to a great deal of research from various disciplines. Willem Jan wrote the article "Nait zoezen moar broezen" about the shrinkage in the municipality of Delfzijl. With a contribution from Stephan Petermann, who at the time worked for OMA/AMO and founder of Mannoffice. The article can be read here:

Artikel FORUM_Krimp.pdf



Dutch Press:

Zeilen magazine: In the February 2021 edition of the monthly sailing magazine "Zeilen" an article written by Ingeborg Berghuijs has been published about Willem Jan and Hans and their foundation Holland Ocean Racing.


Reality TV Show

Dutch TV:

Willem Jan is part of the professional crew as a helmsman, with skipper Hans Bouscholte and fellow helmsman Erik van Vuuren, in the Reality show "Alle Hens Aan Dek". On the legendary Swan 65 Kings' Legend they sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Las Palmas to The Hague, via the Fastnet Rock, together with 5 Dutch celebrities and 4 camera crew members. Watch the episodes on Kijk.nl

Dutch Sailing News Channel: 

Willem Jan has been making various reports for Zeilhelden since 2016 and has written articles for this Dutch Zeil media platform. Willem Jan also took on the role of host for Studio Zeilhelden to present this talk show about topics like the Ocean Race.



Holland Ocean Racing visits Delfzijl

Holland Ocean Racing during the North Sea Race - May 2022



VG Visie Provada 2019

VG Visie Wintergasten 2021