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Ask the Experts Sessions Utrecht

Thursday 9 May – Thursday 13 June

Our experts will be at the Expat Center Utrecht to answer your particular questions: on career options; having your CV checked; as well as questions related to renting.

We are delighted to share, that together with our partners in the fields of career development and housing, we will continue the regular drop-in sessions at our desk at the Expat Center Utrecht (ECU) which we started in 2018. Following the successful feedback and appreciation for these ‘drop-in’ sessions ACCESS and its partners are happy to continue to be of service. Of course, our team of Information & Hospitality Officers will also be on hand to guide you to the answers to many other questions regarding relocating to and living in the Netherlands.

WHERE: Location: Expat Center Utrecht @ Stadsplateau 1, Utrecht

WHEN: every second Thursday of the month, starting 14 February 2019

For inquiries regarding the next step in your career or to have your CV checked: drop in between 09:00-12:00 – do bring a hardcopy of the most recent version of your CV with you.

For inquiries regarding the rental market, and housing in general: drop in between 13:00-16:00

Clients will be served on a first-come first-served basis, and will have about 10mins with our experts.


Janet Rodenburg of Casita Coaching

Are you wondering how to continue your career in the Netherlands or are you considering a career switch? Lost sight of who you really are? Janet Rodenburg – a native Dutch, with ample international working and living experience – will help you finding your purpose and exploring your options. After the initial hurdles, your transition to the Netherlands may be a window of opportunities!

Tory DeBassio – Recruitment Specialist

Looking for a job and struggling to get that first interview? Recruiters usually look at a CV for six seconds before deciding whether to move forward with your application. Have a native English speaker with professional recruiting experience take a look at your CV to help get it into that “yes” pile. Tory DeBassio will help with organization, grammar, spelling and strong active verbs. Get feedback that’s useful to make your CV more appealing in the application process.

Jo, Rianne and Sjouke of My Home Relocator / SJV Vastgoed

Navigating the local rental market can be perplexing. Knowing what your rights are, what to look out for in a contract and how to ensure things are done properly from the start are crucial. Have questions about how this works in the Netherlands? Sjouke and his team will be on hand to answer them. They will ensure you enjoy every step of the process, and help with all the legal ins and outs to protect you from pitfalls. My Home Relocator stands for personal contact and long-term relationships. “Together we will find you a house to call home!”

Future dates of ACCESS’ Ask the Expert Sessions in 2019 are:

Thursday 9 May 09:00-12:00 – career & CV check; 13:00-16:00 housing

Thursday 13 June 09:00-12:00 – career & CV check; 13:00-16:00 housing

Location: Expat Center Utrecht @ Stadsplateau 1, Utrecht

Welcome to Delft event

The City of Delft together with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and ACCESS provide a free “Welcome to Delft” programme, twice a year. The Welcome to Delft programme is designed for those coming to work and live in Delft. Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


The morning programme includes:

  • Cross-cultural presentation on ‘Meet the Dutch’
  • Overview of useful resources for finding information
  • Opportunity to meet and network with fellow internationals
  • Short informative guided visit through the historic city centre

27 September

The next Welcome to Delft event will be held on Friday 27 September 2019. More information will follow soon.

CONNECT Everything you need to know about leisure – The Hague

The summer holiday is fast approaching and there are a lot of questions on how Dutch people actually spend their holidays and their time off in The Hague region.

In this informative session, different speakers from the municipality present carefully selected cultural, family-friendly and sports activities. For instance, the department of Sports and The Hague Marketing as well as an expat who shares their own experience on summer holidays in the Netherlands.
There will also be a valuable question and answer session followed by a networking opportunity, so be sure to participate and discover the best of this summer in The Hague region!

Time and date: 17 June 17:00-19:00