prof.dr. (Stijn) SL Reijnders


Stijn Reijnders is Full Professor of "Cultural Heritage, in Particular in Relation to Tourism and Popular Culture" at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His research focuses on the intersection of media, culture and tourism. Currently he leads two large, international research projects: “Worlds of Imagination”, funded by the European Research Council, and “Locating Imagination” funded by the Dutch Science Foundation.

He has published many research papers and two monographs entitled "Holland op de Helling" (2006) – recipient of the national NeSCoR dissertation award – and "Places of the Imagination. Media, Tourism, Culture" (2011). In addition, Reijnders has co-edited "The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures" (2014), "Film Tourism in Asia: Evolution, Transformation and Trajectory" (2017) and "Locating Imagination in Popular Culture: Place, Tourism and Belonging" (exp. 2020/21).

Furthermore, he serves as Vice-Dean of Research of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), member of the Supervisory Board of Museum Rotterdam, and Chair of the Popular Communication Division of the Netherlands Flanders Communication Association (NEFCA). Recently, he co-founded the new Masters programme "Tourism, Culture & Society".

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Full professor | Department of Arts and Culture Studies
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

More information


  • Stijn Reijnders & Nicky Es (11 October 2013) - Stijn Reijndes en Nicky van Es over het onderzoeksproject 'Locating Imagination'
  • Stijn Reijnders (8 June 2011) - Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme
  • Stijn Reijnders (5 May 2010) - Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme

  • Stijn Reijnders (2024) - Places of the imagination - Rethinking media tourism in Europe
  • Stijn Reijnders (2024) - Worlds of Imagination
  • Stijn Reijnders (2023) - Landelijk Orgaan Wetenschappelijke Integriteit (External organisation)
  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Imaginative heritage. From fiction to tourism
  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Imaginative heritage: understanding a city through its crime fiction.
  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Media, tourism and cultural sustainability
  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Imaginative heritage
  • Stijn Reijnders (2019) - Media Tourism: Imagination, Home, Travel
  • Stijn Reijnders (2019) - Places in Mind: Media Tourism, Imagination, Everyday Life
  • Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Places in Mind: Imaginative Practices in Everyday Life


Start date approval
October 2023
End date approval
October 2026
Lid van LOWI

Master Thesis

Year Level
Course Code

Media Tourism

Year Level
MA, MA, MA-1, Pre-master, MA
Course Code

Cultural Heritage Studies

Year Level
BA-2, Other, BA-2, BA-3, BA-3, Pre-master
Course Code

News regarding prof.dr. (Stijn) SL Reijnders

Erasmus Knowledge Centre for Film, Heritage, and Tourism Wins Applied Research Award in Barcelona

The Erasmus Knowledge Centre for Film, Heritage, and Tourism (FIHETO) has been honored at the 39th edition of the CETT Alimara Awards.

Setting the Scene project obtains ERC Proof of Concept grant to make media tourism more sustainable and inclusive

Prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders received a Proof of Concept grant from ERC for his proposal Setting the Scene.
Picture of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Compare @count study programme

  • @title

    • Duration: @duration
Compare study programmes