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elos, Netherlands


(or Onno) is a member in Netherlands . He has been a member for over 7 years (2,897 days).
747 sent 748 received

  • Distance sent: 1,801,926 miles
  • Last seen: 6 days ago
  • Languages: Dutch,English,German
  • Birthday: 12th March
  • Interested in direct swaps: Yes Click to learn more about direct swaps
  • Onno is a Postcrossing Supporter
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Lat: 52.51, Lon: 4.96 | Google Maps

About Onno...

I got a postcard from Russia (sent 14-12-2011)showing military flags, without a postcard-ID. The name of the sender was illegible; stamped under a terrible postal barcode. If it is yours, please contact me.

I am Onno, and I live in Purmerend, which is about 20 km north of Amsterdam.
I am born in 1947, so 71 years old at the moment.
I am married, have one daughter and two grandchildren (boy(8 y/o) and girl (10 y/o)).
I like reading, (modern)art and architecture, history (specially the inter-war period and East Europe), (classical)music, travelling and playing bridge.

Since August 2009 I am a (semi)retired teacher. For many years I was head teacher of a primary school and the last 10 years of a school for children with special needs, age 12-18.
I have friends in many European countries, because years ago I coordinated a European primary school project for 10 different European countries. The name of that project was "ELOS". The project does not exist any more, so now I use the word "ELOS" (Portuguese for "link") as a username for postcrossing.

All your postcards are very welcome; however to get an idea of my preferences, go to my postcards wall and look at my favorites.
Specially postcrossers from Russia, Belarus (and other ex Soviet republics) please look also at the postcards in my webalbums at

Finally I think that the back (written) side of a postcard is at least as important as the picture.