- Roz Fremder Director
- Ronny de Randamie Financial manager
- Cathrina Lein Relocation Specialist
We’re specialists in expat relocation, housing, schooling and tax in The Netherlands. We have a vast array of experience regarding all aspects of living in the Netherlands. From applications for work visa and residence permits, to finding a new home, we help expats settle into Dutch life. Our team is here to make your life easier and to help you feel like a ’local’ in The Netherlands. Learn more about our dedicated team below.
“I find the directness of the Dutch refreshing. You always know where you stand with a Dutchie! That coupled with the general tolerance and acceptance of the culture make The Netherlands an ideal place to call home!”Roz was born and raised in a small mid-western town, but always had big dreams of travelling and living abroad. After relocating to several places within the United States, Roz finally had the opportunity to move internationally to The Netherlands in 2008. Roz had 17 years banking industry experience in marketing and project management but was looking for a career change. She found just what she was looking for with Expat HELP!
“Tourists, tourists and more tourists! Ronny likes the tourists coming from all over the worldto the Netherlands. He believes they bring so much happiness and energy to the city. AND, being the finance-minded individual he is, he also appreciates the revenue they represent!”Ronny was born and raised in the Republic of Surinam and came to the Netherlands after living and studying in San Francisco, USA. Ronny has worked for over 25 years as a business and finance manager. He is a versatile and highly accomplished senior financial professional with experience in the areas of financial management, internal auditing, strategic planning, policy development and cost control. Ronny is now happy to be a part of the international team at Expat Help, supporting expats as they settle-in to their new life in the Netherlands!
“People, bikes, canals and cafes make it feel like a home away from home in no time. I loved it from the first day.’Born and raised in a small town in the south of Germany, Cathrina always felt the urge to experience life in another country, preferably in a big busy city with lots to do. So she packed her bags and started her overseas travels by studying in Dundee, Scotland and Cambridge, England before completing her studies at the University of Groningen in the North of the Netherlands. Cathrina then moved to the ‘big city’ of Amsterdam, and loves the everyday cycle to work along the worlds famous canals. Being an expat herself, Cathrina has a true empathy for internationals coming to the Netherlands and goes the extra mile to ensure a good start in the never boring city of Amsterdam.
“The most beautiful thing we learned from living abroad is that we became very close as a family and that we can make friends everywhere!'Herma started her working-life in Amsterdam and automatically fell in love with the city. After having worked for a bank for 17 years she moved with her family to Switzerland. There she was asked by their own relocation consultant to come and work for them. She loved working for the relocation company in the Zug-Zürich area. Coming back to the Netherlands, Herma wanted to make use of her own expat- and relocation experience by helping expats making the transition as smooth as possible and making them feel ‘at home’ in the Netherlands.
“Amsterdam is truly a global city yet still feels like a village. Biking or boating around you get the best combination of old and new mixed in with a vibrancy that you don’t get anywhere else in Europe.”Katya is Canadian-Brazilian and has been living in Amsterdam since 2003. Having been an expat herself and worked in relocation since 2005, Katya knows what is essential and vital to adjusting to life in a new country and city. Katya loves Amsterdam and believes this is the easiest city in the world to adjust to as an expat. And as a mother to two small children, Katya takes extra special care towards families to ensure that they have a smooth and happy transition into their new city.
“Amsterdam is very open to all different cultures, I absolutely love the city and I'm sure you do as well'Femke is a Dutch globetrotter and has worked and travelled around the world. During her experience abroad, she met her English husband in Australia. When they came back to Europe they started their live together in Amsterdam where Femke relocated her husband. For 15 years they lived in 'Oud West'* and recently moved to Haarlem where they enjoy going to the beach with their two children. They are raising their kids bilingual which they find very important.
“After landing into London safely, you'll immediately fall in love with its vibrant multicultural atmosphere and like the Netherlands want to prepare for the sometimesvery cold weather. Aletha believes that London is a remarkable juxtaposition of history,cultural diversity, contemporary trends and corporate charisma, all mixed into one attraction."Aletha is passionate about working with relocating clients and offers a wealth of experience across the international relocation industry. Having worked with expats globally for many years, Aletha fully grasps the anxieties of transitioning from one location to another. Aletha is keen to welcome clients and their families to her home country and walk them through London's finest boroughs and must-see attractions. She is undoubtedly recognized for her professional charm and rapport with clients. Aletha’s aim is to help you settle into life in an extraordinary city, where you will meet new people and thrive in both a modern, authentic and entrepreneurial setting. In addition to Aetha’s London expertise, she also shares extensive knowledge of relocating expats into the Netherlands and introducing them to her favorite Dutch neighborhoods and attractions!
“Amsterdam’s main attraction is the city of Amsterdam itself!”Coming from the south of Holland, Eeg originally came up to Amsterdam just to study a couple of years and then return south. Instead, he fell in love with the city, and stayed permanently. Having worked for years with foreign visitors, tourists and corporate guests, Eeg knows exactly how Amsterdam life is for non-Dutchies, and how to make them feel at home.
“After having lived abroad, I fell in love with my home city all over again!"Born and raised in the Jordaan, Amsterdam's popular and picturesque part at the canals, Adinda grew up as one of six children. However, they were never the typical Dutch family. With her mum coming from a Jewish family and a father who grew up in Indonesia, Adinda learned about different cultures and habits from the very beginning. Adinda's interest of different cultures, which she was brought up with, never stopped. After finishing high school, she left her home country and worked as an Au Pair in France. After marrying Adinda relocated her family to Hawaii and New Zealand for several years. It was during this time she realized how challenging it can be to move to another country! While she appreciated all the help she could get at the time, it was difficult not knowing her way around. Adinda now wants to make expats feel welcome and at home in her favorite city of Amsterdam, in which she is so grateful to live again!
“Many of the world’s cities I’ve been to make the claim, but Amsterdam truly sets the standard for a global village. It combines the style of a small town while offering big city amenities.“Steve grew up in a mid-sized city in Ohio, the heartland of the United States. In many ways the size, rural settings and flat landscapes of Ohio remind him of his new home in the Netherlands. He has been an expat himself, having lived and worked in the Netherlands and Thailand. Human resources, organization development and systems/process design are his professional areas of concentration. Besides his current role with Expat Help, he was the Director of Operations and Staffing for a charity in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the Global Director of HR Systems, Processes and Recruiting for a multi-national chemical company in Amsterdam.
“I really enjoy working with people of different backgrounds and assisting them in settling in. Recognizing the differences in cultures and introducing expats to the Netherlands and Dutch culture, is what I really enjoy.”Marike always felt more European than Dutch and it has been reflected in her studies of International Organisations where she worked with people with different cultures and backgrounds. Marike started her international journey with an internship in Barcelona. Later, she moved with her three children to Toronto Canada without them speaking any English! Another move then took them to Melbourne Australia. Marike knows what it feels like to settle in a different country with a family and the adjustments and patience it takes to find a new home. Due to Marike’s expat journey, she approaches each housing tour with empathy which results in the best home for you and your family.
“I've loved every minute of travelling around the world, but I’m happy now to call Amsterdam my home“Erica is British and worked for over 20 years in the British Diplomatic Service. She’s lived all over the world from Latin America to Africa, from North America to South East Asia and then the Netherlands, Latvia and back to Amsterdam – a total of 9 countries and 18 house moves! Having travelled so extensively, both as a single employee, married, and married with a family, she thinks she’s experienced nearly all the scenarios that expats face when moving country. Now that her own travelling has stopped, she takes pleasure in helping you to settle in quickly and start enjoying life in Holland.
“Amsterdam, a booming city with the most amazing opportunities for everyone!“With over 8 years of experience, Bas knows who and where to go for the perfect house. With his vast network of brokers, agents and landlords, Bas strives to find you the perfect home in your new city. Bas works hard to make your move a pleasant and memorable one. He absolutely loves the excitement that he sees from his clients when he finds them their perfect home.
“The difference between finding a house, and finding a home - is the guidance you receive while looking. Someone familiar with the city, but also with the customs of a country helps not only in identifying options - but also in knowing about the details of living in a certain neighbourhood, or city.“Ellen de Muinck Keizer has seen both sides of the relocation process - as an outbound accompanying spouse, as well as inbound repatriation. Together with her knowledge about the Dutch market - and in particular The Hague and its surrounding areas - clients are assured of knowledge, expertise and empathy when working with Ellen in their search for a home, be it to rent, let, purchase or sell.