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In June 2016, the first Holland Alumni Career Café was organised by Nuffic's Holland Career Ambassadors in The Hague. With the launch of the Holland Alumni network – Netherlands in 2017, HAn-NL has teamed up with the Holland Career Ambassadors and has organised Holland Alumni Career Café’s throughout the Netherlands to help internationals launch their career in the Netherlands. 

Launch HAn-NL in Tilburg 2017

What is a Holland Alumni Career Café?! 

The Holland Alumni Career Café is an informal get-together of young international professionals (the Holland Career Ambassadors) and international students and alumni who are interested in starting a career in the Netherlands.

During the event we will touch on the various opportunities the Netherlands has to offer internationals by means of the orientation year and start-up scheme. The orientation year for highly educated persons (also known as "orientation year" / "search year" / "zoekjaar") is a residence permit that enables internationals from outside the EU/EEA to stay in the Netherlands for a period of maximum 12 months after obtaining their degree or finishing their research in order to look for a job or even an internship. For more info on the orientation year, click here.

Beside the orientation year, you can ask the Holland Career Ambassadors questions tips & tricks to find a job, Dutch business culture, entrepreneurship in the Netherlands and learn from their experiences.

How can I join a Holland Alumni Career Café?!

Check the event calendar on this website for the upcoming events and register online. Holland Career Cafés are organised in different cities throughout the country. Past cities include the Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam,  Amsterdam, Utrecht, Tilburg and Wageningen. So there is a big chance the next one will be close to you! 

Registration is mandatory via the ticketing service on the event page

The event is free of charge (on a buy your own drinks basis).

If you have registered but cannot make it, please cancel as soon as possible. We always have a full house and even a waiting list, so your cancellation will allow another international to attend.

When and where is the next Holland Alumni Career Café?!

Where: The Colour Kitchen, High Tech Campus 1c, Eindhoven

When:  13 November  2018, from 17:00 hrs until 20:00 hrs


I cannot make it .. what to do now?

We will organise more Holland Alumni Career Cafés throughout the year and the country, so keep an eye out for them. Create an account on this website and join the Alumni in the Netherlands community to stay up-to-date.

If you want to get in touch with our Holland Career Ambassadors personally, please feel free to contact them. You can find an overview of them on the Alumni Stories page. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of the Cafés!

Holland Alumni Career Café The Hague 2018