Meindert worked till Juli 2017 as a journalist for different newspapers. He started at Leidsch Dagblad in 1986, was freelance journalist in New York from 1993 till 1996. From 1999 till now he worked for Trouw. In 2012 Meindert graduated from Leiden University with PhD thesis on the biography of the Dutch politician Dirk de Geer.
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