Hester den Boer (1981) is a freelance investigative journalist and photographer. 

She holds a BA in Comparative Religious Studies, a BA in Russian Language and Culture and a MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Her stories have been published in various Dutch media such as De Groene Amsterdammer and NRC. In 2019 she released the non-fiction book and photo project 'Onderdrukt door de Verlosser'.



Hester den Boer
Investigative journalism, photography

Supported projects

The new Nederbelg

  • Migration
  • Cities

ESSEN/HOOGSTRATEN/PUTTE - Belgian real estate agents are seeing more and more Dutch people moving across the border, in a desperate attempt to find an affordable house in the border region. What does that do to life in a border region. Apache and OC Spit traveled from Essen across Hoogstraten to Putte and spoke with owners.

Great Belgian hunger for Zeeland's farmland

  • Agriculture

ZEELAND - To whom does the Dutch province of Zeeland belong? Partly to Belgians, who own up to a fifth of the agricultural land in the southernmost part of the province. The Dutch research collective Spit and the Belgian platform Apache went in search of the large landowners and answered the question: why are they active there?