About us and ZaligAanZee

Hello, we are Kathleen and Stefaan, the driving forces behind ZaligAanZee and ZaligInAntwerpen.

Together with our 3 daughters, we live in the North of Antwerp in Belgiium. After 20 years of working for various companies in various sectors, we chose a new adventure in 2010.

We believe the Flemish word “Zalig” (“Blissful” in English) perfectly captures that overwhelming holiday feeling. That’s exactly what we want to offer our guests the moment they step into one of our holiday homes: an instant vacation bliss !

Kathleen Cassiers ( 1970 )

Following a successful career in marketing and communication for renowned A-brands such as Lego, Ogilvy & Mather, Philips, IBM and Quick Restaurants, Kathleen embarked on a new journey. She leveraged her extensive expertise and combined it with her passion for interior design and travel.

At Zalig, Kathleen channels her passion by meticulously crafting the interiors of the holiday homes. Additionaly, she spearheads marketing, communication and rental operations for ZaligAanZee and ZaligInAntwerpen.

Kathleen holds Bachelor’s degrees in Applied Communication and Marketing. Furthermore, she is a Certified Real Estate Agent (Belgian Professional Institute of Real Estate Agents nr 508402).

Stefaan Van Dyck ( 1966 )

Throughout his career in various technology and consultancy firms, and following the launch of several start-ups, Stefaan has honed his skills as a seasoned business developer and entrepreneur. 

At Zalig, Stefaan serves as a business developer and oversees  construction,  technology and financial coordination.

Stefaan holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Sciences, another in Applied Economics and a Master’s Class in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Vlerick. 

Furthermore, Stefaan is certified as a Renovation Coordinator Recognized by the Flemish Community.