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Beekse Bergen is a safari park in Hilvarenbeek where you can go on safari during the day, feed the animals, and stay overnight! For more tips, check out VisitBrabant!

Vibeke Asbjørnsen (Head of School, International School Breda) is from Norway, but has spent most of her life living abroad. She joined the ISB in March 2021. Vibeke enjoys working with the international staff and students, and connecting with the wider community through her role as a member of the Breda Internationals Advisory Board.

Johan van Erp (Start-up officer, Municipality of Eindhoven) works within the department of Economic Affairs where he is responsible for the startup ecosystem in Eindhoven. You can ask him questions if you want to start a company, cooperate with a startup or would like to think about a better entrepreneurial climate in the region.

Travel Survey for Internationals
Hermes OV and Expat Spouses Initiative are conducting an online survey to understand the transport habits, preferences and needs of Brabant's international community. Take the survey!
Reopening the Netherlands
The Dutch Government has announced a three-step process to return the Netherlands to pre-pandemic normalcy. Changes to the previous coronavirus measures went into effect in February. Another review of the measures will take place on 15 March.
Brainport Eindhoven recognizes the need for sustainable, emission-free, smart, and safe transportation solutions. Many of their innovative IT businesses and educational institutes that focus on mobility are well-positioned to advance those technologies.
Russia measures will hurt, but that is a price we have to pay, Rutte says. 
The Netherlands is prepared to do more to pressure Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement in parliament on Monday.

First Ukrainian refugees arrive in NL, as EU opens its borders
So far 50 refugees from Ukraine have reported to the refugee reception center in Ter Apel in Groningen, a spokesman for Junior Justice Minister Eric van der Burg has confirmed. 

The Netherlands drops masks, social distancing and coronavirus passes
The Netherlands abandons most of the remaining measures. Here's what you need to know. 

Our welcome evenings are back! During this event, you will go on a guided tour of Eindhoven and meet other new arrivals to the area. Join event

Expat Spouses Initiative is hosting an online Community Meetup get-to-know session to connect people in the international professional community. Join event

The Latin American Center for Orientation (CLO) is celebrating International Women's Day with a 3-day online event 8-10 March.  Join event

During this Expat Webinar, you will get information about how to file taxes in the Netherlands. Join event
Social Label focuses on surrounding yourself with meaningful design. The Pink House is one such example. Join event

It has been Cuarteto Quiroga's long-time wish to play with a guitarist. This is finally happening with the great Spanish guitarist - Pepe Romero! Join event

Join the Ask the Expert session and learn how Google search can help job-seekers. Join event

Get information on how to live a happier life in the Eindhoven region at the Happiness Louge! Join event
Many internationals uproot their lives and families to pursue professional opportunities abroad. While the journey can be exciting, it also comes with many challenges. It takes a certain kind of mindset to manage change and reboot one’s career successfully abroad. Meet an international woman who has had to do just that, not once, but twice! Read more
In the do’s and don’ts of the Dutch, you can see the weather reflected in a culture of living mainly indoors, compared to many countries in, for instance, southern Europe. Over the centuries the weather simply wasn’t that inviting to spend most of your time outdoors, and that has been embedded in the mindset of the people.
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