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Ask the Experts Sessions Utrecht

Our experts will be at the International Welcome Center Utrecht Region to answer your particular questions: on career options; having your CV checked; as well as questions related to renting and immigration related matters.

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 International Welcome Center Utrecht Region (IWCUR) 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.

Location: International Welcome Center Utrecht Region @ Stadskantoor Utrecht, Stadsplateau 1 – 2nd floor

2019 DATES: every second Thursday of the month, 10 October; 14 November and 12 December.

TIME: From 13:00-16:00

For inquiries regarding the next step in your career or to have your CV checked do bring a hardcopy of the most recent version of your CV with you.

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!”

Anjo Hekman of AHL immigration lawyers

AHL is specialised in filling applications for residence permits and legal representation in case of revocation of residence permits. They also advise on migration issues.  Based on many years of experience in consulting and litigation they can provide the best solution for your needs. AHL Advocaten also provides services and legal representation in criminal law, labour law, and family law.

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.

27 September 2019

The next Welcome to Delft event will be held on Friday 27 September 2019.


The morning programme includes:

09:15 – 09:30 Arrival/coffee Rietveld Theater, Rietveld 49, 2611 LH Delft
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome by City of Delft & Delft University of Technology
09:40 – 10:00 Living in the Netherlands: “Who are the Dutch?”
Presented by Caitriona Rush of At Home Abroad
10:00 – 10:20 Introduction to local resources for cultural activities etc.
10:20 – 10:30 Introduction to ACCESS website: “What ACCESS can do for
internationals,” presented by ACCESS volunteers
10.30 – 11.00 Break and prepare for walking tour
11:00 – 12:30 Guided walking tour through the historic city centre
12:30 – 13:30 Coffee, light lunch & networking @ Rietveld Theater

• Pre-registration required
• Questions via
• Participation is free of charge!

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The annual ‘i am not a tourist’ Expat Fair for Internationals returns to the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, for its 17th edition!

Sunday 6th October 2019 will soon be rolling round again and with it the annual ‘i am not a tourist’ Expat Fair for Internationals, Amsterdam edition. Now in its 17th year the Expat Fair has more on offer than ever. Whether you´re thinking of settling in The Netherlands, in the process of settling in, or have long since made Holland home there´s something for you at Expat Fair.

This year is centred around three special themes: Jobs for Expats, Houses for Expats and Education for Expats. Expect a day full of informative presentations and workshops on how to find a job, education, housing, banking, taxes, entertainment, clubs and much more!

The ‘i am not a tourist’ Expat Fair is by far the biggest event in the country solely focussed on the needs of expats – and it’s completely free! We’re delighted to once again be hosting the event at the beautiful and spacious Beurs van Berlage in the bustling centre of Amsterdam.

Save the date and join us on Sunday 6th October 2019 – places are limited, so book your FREE ticket online now!