Make newcomers feel at home.

We feel that the newly Dutch have the right to feel at home in their new country. Feeling at home means establishing new friendships, creating a network, and finding your way around society. That’s where the Welcome app comes in: a user-friendly app that connects new arrivals with locals, organisations. We are a centralised platform where demand meets supply, events get published, contacts are made, and knowledge is shared. We make newcomers feel at home, because integration is a two-way street.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When you’re new, there’s nothing like a local showing you around. What’s the best place to meet people? Where can you find the information you’re looking for? How will you get to know Dutch culture? The Welcome app platform is the guide you’re looking for, in the form of an app. It offers local events, networks, and information.

What you’ll find in the app

Events

The app features an overview of local events in the categories ‘social’ and ‘career’ that are interesting to both newcomers and locals.

Chat between

newcomers and locals

Newcomers and locals can easily get in touch using the app’s chat function.

Chat between

newcomers and experts

More specialised or complex newcomer questions are answered by our team of experts.

Interpreter button

Get an interpreter on the phone with a single push of a button, in 60 seconds or less.

Join us!

Newcomers and locals can download the app for free. Then, create a profile and effortlessly get in touch. Organisations have the opportunity to get in touch with 13.000+ newcomers by signing up for a desktop version of the mobile app.

13.473 newcomers, organisations and locals are already on board, leading to amazing encounters:

 

‘I always thought that if I just learned to speak Dutch really well, everything would fall into place. I’ve discovered that’s not true. When you’re in a new environment, you need a social network to really understand your surroundings.’

– Sara

‘I was looking to get in touch with initiatives that help newcomers integrate, and ended up at Welcome. As a Welcome community member, I answer newcomers’ questions in the app. It doesn’t take a lot of time at all, and you’re really helping people out.’

– Jane

 ‘It’s so useful to be able to read news updates in my native language. Learning Dutch is one thing, but news items are on a different level. It’s perfect!’

– Ahmed

‘I always thought that if I just learned to speak Dutch really well, everything would fall into place. I’ve discovered that’s not true. When you’re in a new environment, you need a social network to really understand your surroundings.’

– Sara

‘I was looking to get in touch with initiatives that help newcomers integrate, and ended up at Welcome. As a Welcome community member, I answer newcomers’ questions in the app. It doesn’t take a lot of time at all, and you’re really helping people out.’

– Jane

‘It’s so useful to be able to read news updates in my native language. Learning Dutch is one thing, but news items are on a different level. It’s perfect!’

– Ahmed

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Download the free app

Both newcomers and locals can download the free app. Create a profile and easily get in touch with each other.

Organisations

Create a profile for your organization in order for newcomers – as well as other organizations – to get in touch with you. Discover more information or create a profile right away.

Contact

 info@welcomeapp.nl
+31 6 53 79 06 14

Schipluidenlaan 12
1062 HE, Amsterdam