Amsterdam, 2016 

Amsterdam, 2016 

MATTHIEU & SANNE

‘Angel babies’ Matthieu & Sanne officially met each other at a party, but Matthieu already had his eye on her from the moment he first saw her at Kriterion, a film theatre and bar in Amsterdam. ‘She didn’t know me back then, but I knew that I was going to love her.’

When did you realise you were both in love?
Sanne: Instead of socializing with my friends, I began to almost obsessively look at my phone to see if Matthieu already replied to my texts. I’m so happy that that crazy period is over now.
Matthieu: For me it was the moment I first saw her in Kriterion, but she didn’t even know me at that time.

What is the happy place that symbolizes your relationship?
Matthieu: Sanne has been working at Kriterion for five years and I’ve been coming there since her first day so we both spend a lot of our time there. It feels like home to us. The free coffee is also a big plus whenever we have some lunch there.

‘She brings peace into my life, without making my life boring. I quite like the dynamic of adventure and relaxing in our relationship...’

What is the craziest, most hilarious memory of you as a couple?
Sanne: I tripped on my carpet on our third night together. Before I knew it I was lying naked on my floor with tears in my eyes. We had only really just met and my body was in the most awkward position. Not a pretty sight.
Matthieu: I was pissing myself laughing but I don’t think Sanne could really appreciate that.


Who would play your partner in a movie?
Sanne: He would play George Clooney, charming as always with killer eyebrows.
Matthieu: Carey Mulligan for sure, only Sanne is a little bit feistier.

What positive effect did you have on each other?
Sanne: He allows me to make something big out of something small, but at the same time he gives me the freedom to discuss big issues as well. He teaches me to stay close to myself. When I’m going through a rough time, he supports me. Especially then, I would say he has a positive influence on me.
Matthieu: She brings peace into my life, without making my life boring. I quite like the dynamic of adventure and relaxing in our relationship.