Clap skates: every skater is using them nowadays. But forty years ago, no one had heard of them. Initially, no top skater would dare to switch to this new type of skates. But after the success of one youth team, the biggest revolution in speed skating took place. And it all started with this one test model from Amsterdam.
We interview dr. Gertjan Plets about passions in all shapes and forms: passions at work, in leisure time and at the interface between the two. Topics discussed are Gertjan’s journey from archaeology to heritage, his recent research into energy companies’ sponsorship of museums, his enthusiasm for handiwork and cycling, and what he looks for in colleagues and students. Above all, Gertjan celebrates passion and encourages everyone to follow their interests.