New in town?
Did you recently arrive in Sittard-Geleen for work? Or are you ready to settle here for a few years or the long term?
Let our buddies guide you! We speak Dutch and English and are happy to meet you.
Let our buddies show you around
Did you recently arrive in Sittard-Geleen for work? Or are you ready to settle here for work, for a few years or the long term?
Then it is important that you get to know the city and the people well. The Stadslabs introduced the buddy system. As an newcomer, you can sign up for a local buddy, who will help you to get to know the city.
How does the buddy system work?
When you decide to move to Sittard-Geleen for work, it’s a big step. 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!
Browser through our buddy list and choose a buddy you would like to connect with
Your selected buddy receives a request and makes an appointment with you
You will be paired with your buddy for 3 months, or as much shorter or longer as necessary
Meet our buddies
Wouter van den Berg
General Manager at Yparex
I am a Dutch national, living in Sittard, and working on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. I moved here a whopping 25 years ago and still not bored.
Hi! My name is Levina, I live in Sittard with my two kids, I love writing, reading, and exploring new cultures. I speak English, Dutch and French.
Operational Sales Manager
I’m Annemiek and I easily make contact with people in my environment. I like socializing, and my family and friends are very important to me.
Social Entrepreneur & Sustainable Architect
Noah Vladimir Hirsch Trembovolsky
Entrepreneur, expat & father
I am a father, entrepreneur, and expat. Born in Belarus, spent half of my life in Russia followed by a relocation to Sittard.
Rosanne van Hoolwerff
Event & Project Coordinator
Originally I am from Arnhem and since 2016 I live in Sittard. In my spare time I like to meet up with friends to cook and enjoy delicious wines.
Ellen van Brandenburg
Manager Daily Support Fertilizers
My name is Ellen and I am originally from Gelderland and studied in Eindhoven. For my work I ended up in Limburg and I now live in Geleen for seven years.
Björn van Sloun
Coördinator supply chain raw materials & purchase requisition
A true local living in Sittard now for 10 years. In my spare time I love sports, socializing, music, cooking and reading.
Debbie van Cleef
Virtual Professional and Business Owner VA for Adventure
Debbie has been living in Limburg since birth and Sittard has been her home since 2003. She only left for six months to do a work placement in London, UK.
Event & Communication Consultant
Anna-Chiara, born and raised in the city center, is a proud inhabitant of Sittard. She enjoys the city and loves to share what she knows about the city.