Let our buddies guide you! We speak multiple Languages and are happy to meet you.
Let our buddies show you around
Are you eager to explore the city and connect with its residents? Stadslabs has introduced an exciting initiative – the buddy system.
As a newcomer, you have the opportunity to sign up for a local buddy who will not only help you discover the ins and outs of the city but also assist you in the process of settling into the Netherlands.
Your buddy is always ready to answer questions and to provide support in handling personal matters, ensuring a smoother integration into your new community
How does the buddy system work?
It’s a big step when you decide to move to Sittard-Geleen for work. Also, it is a wonderful opportunity: the Netherlands is a great base to discover Europe. We have a cycling culture and a healthy work-life balance. But moving is also exciting, especially when you travel alone. There are so many things to think about.
The buddy system will help you get on your way!
Browse through our buddy list and choose a buddy you would like to connect with
Complete the form to request your chosen buddy, your selected buddy receives a request and makes an appointment with you
You will be paired with your buddy for 3 months, or as long as necessary
Meet our buddies
Wouter van den Berg
General Manager at Yparex
Wouter, A Dutch national, residing in Sittard and employed at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, has been living in the area for a remarkable 25 years and still finds it captivating.
Levina, a resident of Sittard and lives with her two children. She has a passion for writing, reading, and discovering new cultures.
Operational Sales Manager
Annemiek is known for her ability to connect with people in her surroundings effortlessly. She enjoys socializing, and her family and friends hold significant importance in her life.
Social Entrepreneur & Sustainable Architect
Noah Vladimir Hirsch Trembovolsky
Entrepreneur, expat & father
Noah, a father, entrepreneur, and expat. Born in Belarus, he spent half of his life in Russia before relocating to Sittard.
Ellen van Brandenburg
Manager Daily Support Fertilizers
Björn van Sloun
Coördinator supply chain raw materials & purchase requisition
Björn, a true local living in Sittard now for 10 years. In my spare time I love sports, socializing, music, cooking and reading.
Kimberley van der Heijden
Expert in Consumer Psychology
Debbie van Cleef
Virtual Professional and Business Owner VA for Adventure
Event & Communication Consultant
Programme Organiser EIPA
Do you want to become a buddy?