Welcome app connects you to the right information, activities and people around you whenever you need them!
The app has several functions:
Welcome app helps municipalities to make information and activities digitally accessible for newcomers. Welcome app is currently working with the municipalities of Tilburg, Venlo, Leiden, Dordrecht and Almere. This means that many activities in these regions are available in the app. In addition, there are also national activities to be found in the app.
We call Dutch residents locals!
You can use conversation starters in the app. These are questions that are there for you. For instance: “Hi! What do you eat to stay healthy and fit?” In the app you will find several questions that you can use as a first question.
No, we only offer the platform. Local organizations, companies and individuals are the ones who organize and offer activities through our platform.
In the calendar of Welcome app you can filter in different ways. You can filter by location, so you can choose your neighborhood or type in your location. You can then search for activities in the app through different categories, such as language, sports, food and Dutch culture.
Welcome app is not (yet) active throughout the Netherlands, so that’s possible! 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 & network at one of the many Vertel es taalcafés across the country!
Welcome app is not a job finding platform. We usually do not have vacancies in the app. You will find all kinds of activities in the ‘career’ category in the app that you can attend. These are activities such as training programs, workshops and activities that help you to build a professional network.
Please keep in mind that it sometimes takes a few days to receive an answer. It helps if you start with an easy question, such as: “How do you start your day?”
The use of Welcome app is completely free for organizations, newcomers and locals!