After his graduation in 1985, Maarten A.M.Chr. Koning worked during six years as publisher for the publishing house Wolters Kluwer.

From 1991 until 2007, he organized around 100 workshops, conferences and seminars and published four law journals in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Since 2008, he specialises in visualised information, analyses and publications in history and art. This concept aims at understanding the European cooperation, integration and the functioning of the European Union and the history, culture and art in the Netherlands and Switzerland in particular.

He graduated from the University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law (MA), University of Leiden, Faculty of Arts, specialization ancient history (MA) and from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Faculty of Humanities, specialization medieval art and art of the nineteenth century (BA).

From 2008-2013 he was the project-director of ‘The European Supreme Courts. A Portrait Through History’ (Third Millennium Publishers London 2013).

Born in the Netherlands in 1959, he speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.

Since 2018 he specialises on the (political) culture and history of Switzerland (www.swiss-spectator.ch) and the Dutch-Swiss relationship and projects.


The European Spectator monitors, analyses and publishes information from various sources. The contents originate from today’s and ancient documents, books, literature and other writings, museums, archeological findings, interviews and other oral sources and are informative and readable rather than scientific.