Your knowledge and network are of great value to new Dutch people.

OpenEmbassy is an online helpdesk where newcomers ask questions about their new life in the Netherlands.

Building up a life in a new country is not easy. Especially if you hardly know anyone. At OpenEmbassy we believe in the power of community. Together we make the first steps in the Netherlands easier.

Would you like to do something for new compatriots? And do you have some spare time once in a while to provide online assistance or to activate your network? Then we are looking for you!

↓ You can participate in various ways ↓

Are you online regularly? Become a Supervolunteer! You will join our flexteam of people who answer questions of newcomers through Facebook, Twitter, mail or our online helpdesk.
Become Supervolunteer!


Many newcomers are keen to practice English. An hour of time and a cup of coffee is all you need! We search a good match and afterwards you are free to chose for a format that suits your lives well.
Register as Languagebuddy!


Would you like to share your knowledge and skills with a new Dutchie? We are frequently searching for people who can answer occupation-specific questions, such as business administration, taxes, healthcare, housing corporations and juridical affairs.
Deel je expertise


Are you new to the Netherlands? We are looking for experts, creative talent and other content producers to participate in a blog / vlog about life in the Netherlands.
Become Contributor!


Our influential network enables us to quickly answer many questions. The Netherlands are a small country, so we always manage to find answers, language buddies or internships. Can we email you for questions? Enforce our team!