Kristen de Joseph

  • Kristen de Joseph is a freelance travel journalist and academic researcher for Leiden University who has contributed to Michelin guides for Amsterdam, Austria, and Germany.
  • de Joseph has a B.A., MPhil, and Doctorate in Linguistics from universities in New York City and Leiden, the Netherlands.


Kristen de Joseph is a former writer for TripSavvy who wrote dozens of articles about travel to Amsterdam and the Netherlands over the course of five years. Born in Brooklyn, de Joseph moved to Holland a mere four months after her first visit and has lived in Leiden since the late 1990s. 

de Joseph is a writer, editor, and academic researcher based in Leiden, the Netherlands—hometown of Dutch cultural icons from Rembrandt to disc jockey Armin van Buuren. She currently works as the localization expert for Leiden University as an academic researcher. 

As a writer, de Joseph's forte is arts and travel journalism, and her focus naturally falls on the vibrant arts scene, culinary world, and travel opportunities the Netherlands offers. She buffets this with her extensive travel experience both in the Netherlands and Europe. Kristen has contributed to various print and online publications aimed at travelers to Europe, and her diverse editorial experience runs from academic to popular publications.


de Joseph has a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages and Linguists from the City University of New York and a Master of Philosophy and Doctorate in Linguistics from Leiden University.

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