If you’re a Munzee player and you’re ever lost in Europe, there’s only one person you need to meet: Rob Verstappen. Lovingly referred to as “Dutch Rob”, “The Rob V overseas” and even “Rob’s other Brother”, Robje64 is the friendly “face” of our European Munzee community. Always helpful, he’s a proactive Munzee player that’s strengthened the Munzee community worldwide, even volunteering to help us with translations for the Munzee app! Now tip your hat to the other Mr. V. and check out this interview below!
Who are you? Robje64
Where in the world do you live? Venlo, Netherlands
How long have you played Munzee? Since Feb 23, 2012
How did you find Munzee?
I was at a Stammtisch ‘caching Event. When I was there I saw the QR code in the well-known green colors. It got my attention right away! Since I always explore new things on my iPhone, I immediately downloaded the app and signed in. I scanned it, and there it was: my first 5 points! From the first day I started playing Munzee, I liked to looked at the map and check out all the Munzee pins out there to capture! In the beginning, there weren’t that many in my area. So I started to look further. Planned a trip to Germany, which included a small “hike”. That hike had many Munzee, and every time I heard “PING” it drove me further, to capture one after another! (Editors note: sounds like Munzee “Madness” to us!)
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
As I played, my passion for Munzee grew and grew. I started to contact people. First Germans, Dutch people and some Belgians. Then it took off rapidly all over the world, contacting Munzee players, networking, and making friends. Time and Friendships swept me up in the moment, before this game, I never thought it possible to meet and befriend so many people.
After a while i got in contact with the wonderful people from MHQ. And not to put too many words on paper, nowadays i try to arrange as much as possible on Munzee stuff as i possibly can. Setting up Facebook groups, connecting with other players, and volunteering Munzee help for new players.
And just another thing i want to point out what i really liked:
Last Friday was my 49th Birthday. I had a 2 days of training at a garrison in the middle of the Netherlands. When I arrived at the garrison in the morning, I was surprised with many Virtual Munzees and Mustache Munzees to congratulate me! How cool is that? 😉
Nowadays, I am fortunate to volunteer testing various projects for Munzee. How involved can one get in the game? It’s super, and I love it! So the most I enjoy about Munzee, is getting connected with lovely people all over the world and being part of this wonderful community.
What is on your wish list?
On my wishlist… hmm… that’s something to think about for a while…
Some suggestions that immediately come to mind:
– Seeing at least 1 Munzee being deployed in every Country around the world.
– Events being well organized, so more people can meet in real life.
– The whats-next-on-the-surprise list from Munzee coming out.
– The possibility to link broken Munzee via the app.
Oh! and visiting Munzee headquarters one day!
Tell us about yourself!
For the ones who don’t know me, my real name is Rob. I am in the Royal Dutch Military at Oirschot, Netherlands (near Eindhoven). I am married to the most lovely wife on this planet, Monique. Here she is below!
Normally when I go out to deploy/capture Munzee, she’s always by my side. Being very supportive, helping out, and just walking together having fun with the game. We joined the lovely people in the Clan Cologne. Going on streaks together and, as most people know me, eating and drinking with all who wants to join! We can all say that Munzee has taken a very important game in our lives. And when you are that addicted you better make sure to have fun as we do!
At home, you can usually find me on my iMac. Creating graphics to share with the Munzee community (Mostly for the Facebook groups)! And of course planning the next trip, discussing with Monique what we want to see or where we want to get most points out of a day.
I’d like to thank all players around the world for being in our lives. No matter if we have met you or not. Every munzee is a feast!
Thanks to Munzee HQ for letting us (not only me, Monique as well) be player of the week. If you meet me in person i have a special Munzee gift for you!
And for this special occasion i also created a new Social munzee. 😉
*President Rob Note* “Dutch” Rob is a really important part of our European player base, noted by his honorary title, European Ambassador. It was a pleasure to meet my “brother” in person on my recent trip to Cologne. I can’t imagine anyone taking more care of the details and organizing a great opportunity to meet so many of our amazing European players. I’m happy to honor Rob for his impact on Munzee today!
If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at [email protected] Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!