Annelieke studied classical languages in Leiden, and then worked for two years as a teacher at a gymnasium (Dutch higher level secondary education). While teaching, she discovered that she particularly liked explaining matters to people and advising them. She views it as a challenge to analyse complex matters incisively and then convey them in a clear manner.
In addition, Annelieke finds it fascinating and important to advise people properly when taking important steps in their lives, such as buying a house. Her husband Vincent is a tax lawyer, so dinner convos often involve mortgages and taxes.
Annelieke lives in Leiden and sings in a Leiden chamber choir in her spare time. She also loves reading, having nice meals out and cuddling her cat.