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The Breda Jazz Festival will celebrate its 50th edition this year. It is the oldest and largest four-day jazz festival in the Netherlands (and Europe) with free admission for everyone! For more information (in Dutch language only), check out the festival’s homepage.

Tanya van Workum (5Pro Mobile) is originally from Ukraine and has lived in the Netherlands for more than 10 years. Together with a team of 50 software engineers in Ukraine, 5Pro Mobile develops mobile apps for Dutch companies. To support Ukraine, she started Stichting Djakoejoe, which has helped to raise money for a military hospital in Ukraine.


Ihsan de Jong is an educator who works as an integration teacher at Basten Trainingen in addition to teaching human resource management and Psychology at Fontys Hogescholen. He is enthusiastic about helping the international community connect to Dutch society and the local labor market. He wants everyone to feel welcome and engaged in Eindhoven.


Brabant is home to no less than eleven beautifully fortified towns, including Heusden. Surrounded by a  star-shaped earthen rampart and a moat, this picturesque town is like stepping back in time to the 17th century. Find more information on VisitBrabant!

Dutch inflation steadies at 9.6% as food and duel soar in price
The Dutch rate of inflation remained virtually unchanged in April at 9.6% when calculated according to Dutch methods, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

Niuewe Fellenoord residents not happy with Kruisstraat closing
Residents on Nieuwe Fellenoord in Eindhoven are unhappy with the new traffic rules on Kruisstraat. Because the road there is largely closed to motorists, all traffic now has to pass through their street. 

TU/e receives 15 million to become world leader in 'smart materials'
The Interactive Polymeric Materials Research Center (IPM) of Eindhoven University of Technology will receive 15 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

In Ode to David Bowie at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Sven Ratzke shows the qualities of Bowie's songs in all their purity in an intimate setting. Join event

At the Women in Data Science conference, attendees will discuss many topics concerning AI for business, society, and education. Registration required. Join event

During this webinar, international lawyers and divorce mediators will discuss four key life events: Birth, Relationships, Divorce, and Death. Join event

At the Boerenbondsmusuem (Farmers’ Union Museum) you will be transported to the Brabant countryside of the 1900s and get to learn about the tradition of falcon hunting in the Netherlands. Join event

During the Welcome Evening, you will go on a guided walking tour of Eindhoven and meet other newly-arrived expats who are living in the region. Join event

Expat Spouses Initiative is hosting an ONLINE Community Meetup to connect with people who have recently reached out to us. Join event
Finding your way in a new country during a pandemic is no easy feat, but political enthusiast Alina Totti managed to accomplish that when she moved to the Netherlands a few years ago. She used her political passion and network to help her build a new life in Noord-Brabant doing what she loves. Read more
What does aging mean in different cultures? In the ‘Western world’ youth stands for 'vital'. Everyone wants to grow old, but no one wants to be old. However, in many other parts of the world, ‘being older’ is equivalent to 'having more life experience', to 'wisdom and authority'. Read more
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