After his graduation in 1985, Maarten A.M.Chr. Koning (1959) worked for six years as a 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 to understand the European cooperation, integration and functioning of the European Union and the history, culture and art in the Netherlands and Switzerland.

He graduated from the University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law (MA), University of Leiden, Faculty of Arts, specialization in ancient history (MA) and from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Faculty of Humanities, specialization in 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).

Since 2018 he has specialised in Switzerland’s (political) culture and history (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, archaeological findings, interviews and other oral sources and are informative and readable rather than scientific.