Koen Samson, Bonhams Representative in the Netherlands
Koenheads up Bonhams operations in the Netherlands and isresponsible for the Amsterdam office and for developing the Bonhams' brand in addition to his specialism as general valuer and business getter.
Koen studied history at Groningen University. After graduating he worked as a specialist for two established and well-known Dutch auction houses in Groningen and Hilversum.
A trained auctioneer, he became a Certified Valuer Arts & Antiques in 2004. In 2005 he joined the Furniture department of an international auction house in Amsterdam. As a specialist he had a focus on clocks, scientific, globes and applied art. In 2009 Koen was appointed associate director and in 2010 he took on a new role as General Valuer in the company's European Estates, Appraisals and Valuations team.
Although still based in Amsterdam, Koen travelled widely in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany , Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and Portugal advising clients and organising the sales of their properties both in Amsterdam and London. Koen is fluent in Dutch, English and German.
He is a member of the board of the Dutch association of Valuers and Auctioneers (Federatie TMV).