No gift is more precious than good advice.

Desiderius Erasmus

About the Erasmus Committee


Erasmus is known all over the world and his philosophy of life is particularly relevant today. That’s why Erasmus deserves a place on the streets of Rotterdam and in the visual perceptions of all Rotterdam’s citizens, visitors and contacts. And this is the target of the ‘Erasmus: Rotterdam Icon’ Committee which was set up in 2010. 


The Erasmus Committee Board comprises the following members:


Prof.dr. Steven Lamberts (President): Professor of Internal Medicine (Erasmus MC). He was Rector Magnificus at Erasmus University Rotterdam from 2003 to 2009


Fred Balvert (Secretary): Communications Advisor (Erasmus MC)


Hendrik Verweel (Treasurer): president of the Huis van Erasmus Foundation and member of the board at Platform Levensbeschouwing & Religie


Jantje Steenhuis (member): Director of Rotterdam City Archives


Jacco Neleman (member): press officer, Erasmus University Rotterdam