Menko Arends is a Dutch journalist who works for AT5 in Amsterdam.

After university, where he studied history, he started working for the Amsterdam news channel in 2006. He is a reporter, presenter and editor-in-chief. He has made a series of programmes about the history of Amsterdam and the region. He is very much interested in the evolution of cities, their history and their future.

Menko Arends

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Menko Arends

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Brussels and Amsterdam show each other the way forward

  • Cities
  • Environment
  • Social affairs
  • Transport

A'DAM - BRUSSELS - More and more people are moving to the city, but what does the future of these growing cities look like? Thanks to’s LOCAL grant programme, two media organisations (BRUZZ from Brussels and AT5 from Amsterdam) have teamed up for the first time to investigate the two cities. In a five-part series of videos and articles, the two city media delved into the crucial challenges for the city of tomorrow: mobility, housing, waste, tourism and language.