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In June 2016, the first Holland Alumni Career Café was organised by Nuffic's Holland Career Ambassadors in The Hague. Since the Holland Career Ambassadors have travelled to Wageningen, Utrecht, Rotterdam and back to The Hague for other Holland Alumni Career Café’s. And some new developments are offer opportunities in various other cities throughout the Netherlands.

In November of 2017, Nuffic supported the launch of the Holland Alumni network – Netherlands as part of Nuffic’s world-wide Holland Alumni network. This network will team up with the Holland Career Ambassadors and organise a whole new series of Holland Alumni Career Café’s and help even more internationals launch their career in the Netherlands. And we are starting in Tilburg!

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. 

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 send us your cancellation 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 Fiddler, Riviervismarkt 1,  The Hague

When:  15 June 2018, from 19:00 hrs until 21:00 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 send your questions to alumni[at] and state the name(s) of the ambassador(s) you want to get in touch with and what your questions are. Please find the complete list of Holland Career Ambassadors here.

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