Homepage of Harry Broeders.

Mariniersweg 24
3255 VG  Oude Tonge
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 187 641143


My Life:

I was born on 24 December 1962 in the hospital of Dirksland which is a small village on the island Goeree-Overflakkee in the Netherlands. My mother expected me two weeks earlier but they had to come and get me because I wanted to wait for Christmas. I was raised in a very small village called Zuidzijde (link points to information in Dutch) which is also on the island Goeree-Overflakkee. I have one brother called Richard. In july 1986 I graduated  from the Rijswijk Institute of Technology where I also got my first (and until now only) job. In june 1987 I married to Marie-Louise van Vugt and we moved to Oude-Tonge (also on Goeree-Overflakkee). In 1990 my first daughter Anne was born followed by my two sons Theo in 1992 and Koen in 1993. My second daughter Linda was born in 1996. In 2010 I graduated from the Delft University of Technology.

The Genealogy of my Family:

The genealogy of the Broeders family can be found here. I'm number 75. My mother's maiden name is "van Dravik". The genealogy of this family can be found here. I'm number 259.

My Hobbies:

Sorry no time to fill this in,

  • I have work to do ...
  • books to read ...
  • and 4 kids to raise ...
  • I also like card games. E.g. hearts (called hartenjagen in Dutch). Here is a picture. In the past I used to play chess with one of the kids (Theo) but since I can't defeat him anymore I quit that game ;-) Here are some pictures.
  • and in the summer I have to go to the beach
  • and  although all my kids have left the elementary school I'm still the webmaster of our local elementary school.

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My Studies:

In 1982 I graduated from "MTS Zuid" in Rotterdam (some sort of vocational education). You can see my grades here. Modesty was never one of my virtues ;-)

In 1986 I got my Bachelor's degree (cum laude) from "r.-k. HTS Rijswijk". You can see my grades here.

In 2007 I went back to school and started a Master's of Science study Embedded Systems at Delft University. I'm very grateful to my employer for giving me this opportunity and 2 days for studying each week. In december 2010 I graduaded (cum laude). You can see my grades here. Here are some products from my study:

My Work:

I am a teacher at The Hague University of Applied Science (in Dutch: De Haagse Hogeschool) . The courses I teach are:

  • Programming and Software Engineering.
    • Structured Programming in C.
    • Object-oriented Programming in C++.
    • Datastructures in C++.
    • OOA, OOD and design patterns.
    • UML modeling.
  • Microprocessor Hard- and Software using the Atmel AVR microprocessor family.
  • Real-Time Operating Systems.
  • Embedded Systems.
    • Hardware/Software Codesign with SystemC.
    • Electronic System Level Design and Verification.
Visit my workpage
Here you see me working with some of my colleagues
In 2011 I was elected lecturer of the year (Academie Docent) at "Academie voor Technology, Innovation & Society Delft"!
If you want to know more about my work please visit my workpage.
By the way, my wife is selling environment friendly cleaning equipment called Ha-Ra. You can clean with a Ha-Ra cloth and only water so you don't need any chemicals any more! Unbelievable but true. If you want more information please send an e-mail to Marie-Louise at marie-louise@hc11.demon.nl.
Environment friendly cleaning cloths.

My travel blog (2011):

In 2011 my wife and I visited the American Southwest. My wife kept a blog (in Dutch) which you can find here: http://harryenmarielouise.waarbenjij.nu/. The pictiures from the blog can be found here: http://harryenmarielouise.waarbenjij.nu/?page=pictures&intTravelId=333929

My family (2012):

My family (2011):

The Omroei (2011):

In 2011 my friend Harry and I rowed around the island Goeree-Overflakkee in a canoe. It took us 3 days. The route we follow is shown below and some pictures can be found here.

My family (2007):

My holiday pictures (2006):

In the summer of 2006 my family travelled north-west canada by camper. We took about 1800 pictures. The 43 I liked most can be found here.

My kids (2004):

My family (2000):

What am I looking for? (Click the picture to see it..)

Click to see what I'm looking at...

My kids (1998):

Click on our heads to find out our names!

My kids.

My Kids with teeth:

My kids with teeth

Some of my colleagues, my wife and I walking in the mud. This is called "wadlopen".