Welcome app connects newcomers to the right information, activities, and people in the neighborhood. Everything on one platform, whenever you need it.
Search and book activities that match your interests. There’s an activity for everyone: from language or cycling lessons to a football league or concert.
Easily get in touch with people and organizations in the neighborhood.
Useful information for in the neighborhood and throughout the Netherlands.
Our team is happy to help answer all your questions.
“Through the Welcome App, I got in touch with my language coach. Initially, it was mainly about language assistance, but now I have a good connection with my language coach and her family. I even spent Christmas with them! The Welcome App was the key for me to get to know these people.”
“The app has provided me with knowledge in an organized manner. It’s a new and easy way to access information, get answers to various questions, and receive guidance in general.”
“I really love the activities that the Welcome App organizes specifically for Ukrainians. From language courses to watching historical films about my country. I am grateful to Welcome app for the opportunity to learn more about myself and to develop in the Netherlands during this challenging time.”
The app has various features:
The Welcome app is currently collaborating with the municipalities of Venlo, Leiden, Dordrecht, and Almere. This means that there is a lot of available offerings in the app for these regions. To find an activity, you can enter a keyword in the search bar or scroll through the various activities. If you don’t live in Venlo, Leiden, Dordrecht, or Almere, there are also national activities offered in the app.
We call Dutch residents locals!
In the app, you can ask a question and specify the topic of your question. Additionally, you can choose which group of users you want to address the question to, for example, if you want only people in your municipality to be able to answer the question. In addition to asking questions, you can also answer questions from others.
No, we only offer the platform. Local organizations, companies and individuals are the ones who organize and offer activities through our platform.
In the search bar, you can type in words to search for activities. Additionally, you can scroll through the activities in different categories, such as language, sports, and Dutch culture.
If the Welcome app is not yet available in your municipality, you may not be able to find any language activities nearby. Most local libraries offer free language classes or have language cafes. Try Google to search your local library and find language classes. Additionally you can work on your fluency online and network at Vertel es!
The Welcome app is not a platform for finding employment. We typically do not have job vacancies in the app. However, you can find various activities within the “work” category that you can attend. These activities include training programs, workshops, and events that assist in building a professional network. Additionally, we also occasionally have job vacancies available ourselves.
Please note that all questions are approved by the Welcome app team. This is to ensure that no inappropriate questions are asked on our platform.
The use of Welcome app is completely free for organizations, newcomers and locals!