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Partners: ACCESS

Relocating to the Netherlands? Plans to move here? ACCESS, a local not-for-profit organisation, managed by volunteers – who moved here themselves – is here to help.  

ACCESS has been helping internationals for more than 35 years, free of charge. Their teams, like you, is made of internationals who also relocated, who also had questions. Now, they are here, for you. The empathy of people who have travelled the same relocation path, plus the knowledge accumulated,  means they can surely provide the answer to your inquiries. 

Their website has many FAQs, but for the ones it does not, you can send your questions to  ACCESS answers any questions you have about moving to, living in and leaving the Netherlands. Questions internationals have when navigating new circumstances, while living here.

Want to meet our teams in person? They are available at IN Amsterdam on different days - you can find our more here, about all their locations, not only Amsterdam:


1. ACCESS information sessions - recruiting new volunteers
ACCESS organises regular monthly information sessions to recruit new volunteers. During the sessions, they give an informative presentation on ACCESS, its organisational structure and about their volunteers. 
Detailed information about registration for and the dates of the sessions can be found here:

2. ACCESS First Aid Courses

ACCESS is delighted to share that they are offering English language First Aid Skills Training courses in The Hague and in Amsterdam. The courses are open to all who would like to learn or brush up on their First Aid skills and of particular value for parents of young children. For this project, ACCESS is working with Linda Malley, as well as their partners at Big Ben Kids in Wassenaar and Boezemvriend in Amsterdam. 
3. ACCESS Childbirth Courses 
Preparing for a birth, when far from "home" and the family can be a challenge. For this reason, the ACCESS birth preparation courses were developed. For years now ACCESS has been providing birth preparation courses in English in The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam as well as online: