Simplicity rules

We love to make complex things simple. The three of us span almost three generations with a vibrant mix of business experience, creativity and technical expertise. We've made promoting and running your B&B as easy as can be.

The Stinngo team

  • Hugo Lingeman

    Hugo Lingeman (1956) was an innkeeper himself for some 20 years and has been pioneering online since 1993: he was responsible for the first two generations of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines website, later became a senior strategist for AGENCY.COM and has been active as an independent consultant and entrepreneur since 2002. He knows the travel and hospitality business inside out.

  • Nicolas Koenig

    Nicolas Koenig (1981) is in charge of shaping the experience of using our products. With an eye for design and usability stemming from years of freelance webdesign and development, he’s able to make our products work as well and look as good as they do. When not looking for that one last I to dot or pixel to perfect, he fills the role of husband to his beautiful wife Nadine and that of father to his son and two daughters.

  • Douwe Maan

    Douwe Maan (1994) is the young and ambitious technical expert of the team. He caught the programming virus at the age of 9 and got his first freelance job 2 years later. The following years were spent acquiring a lot of experience developing websites as well as apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Always looking for a challenge, he combines being a partner in the business with studying Computer Science at Utrecht University.

A story for the ages

The story of Stinngo starts about 20 years ago, when founder Hugo Lingeman opened his own bed and breakfast in Amsterdam—the third one in the city and the first one with a website, naturally.

A little over a decade later in 2006, fed up with the poor quality of the available tools to manage his reservations and armed with skills acquired over a long career as a web strategist, he founded Avvie and built the Avvie Reservation Manager and the Bed and Breakfast Rooms directory.
In the following years 5 more directories were added to the repertoire, promoting bed and breakfasts, apartments and houseboats in a number of major Dutch cities. To build these, freelance web developer and designer Nicolas Koenig was brought in.

In late 2011, realizing that there was still a lot of room for improvement and innovation in the world of B&B’s, guesthouses and vacation rentals, Hugo, Nicolas and new partner Douwe Maan teamed up to start a new company to continue the journey started 5 years earlier.

The result is Toopia, with Stinngo as its flagship product. The Avvie Reservation Manager became the Stinngo Reservation Manager and the newly built Stinngo Website service was released in early 2013.

Creating great things is our passion. Tell us how we can help you!

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