The NL alumni network is a platform for international alumni, students, and interns, as well as Dutch education institutions, embassies and organisations. Through the network they can exchange knowledge, information, and contacts.

Every year over 110,000 international students are enrolled in Dutch educational programmes. These NL alumni are future key decision makers and promoters of Dutch education. As ambassadors of the Netherlands, they can also open economic and diplomatic doors.

With the NL alumni network we encourage our alumni to stay in touch with the Dutch and each other. We also strive for a national alumni strategy, together with other key stakeholders, as described in our position paper:

A national alumni strategy (250.56 kB)

What can we do for you?

You're a student or alumnus of a Dutch institution

Check out what the NL alumni network can offer you on

You're an employee at a Dutch higher education institution

Do you work at a higher education institution? Then you can keep in touch with your alumni through the network in your own community or via the global network. You can also use the platform to exchange information and share best practices with your colleagues in the field of alumni relations.

Create your own community or join existing communities by requesting an organisation account.

You're embassy or consular staff

Do you work at a Dutch embassy abroad? Would you like to get in touch with alumni in your country? We have communities to help you with this.

Check the community overview and request an organisation account.

No country community yet for your part of the world? Get in touch with us to learn about the possibilities of creating one:

You're part of an organisation

If your organisation would like to use the platform for publishing vacancies or organising events, please get in touch with us:

Promotional material

Education institutions, Dutch embassies and alumni associations can use our logo, flyer and videos.

Logo overview NL alumni network (242.88 kB)

PowerPoint template NL alumni network (269.15 kB)

Logo and name NL alumni network

Logo NL alumni network (square, diapositive, JPG)

Logo NL alumni network (square, diapositive, PNG)

Logo NL alumni network (square, positive, JPG)

Logo NL alumni network (landscape, diapositive, JPG)

Logo NL alumni network (landscape, diapositive, PNG)

Logo NL alumni network (landscape, positive, JPG)

Logo NL alumni network (landscape, positive, PNG)

Logo NL alumni network (Facebook, 180x180, JPG)

Logo NL alumni network (Facebook, 180x180, PNG)

Logo NL alumni network (LinkedIn, 300x300, JPG)

Logo NL alumni network (LinkedIn, 300x300, PNG)

For Dutch higher education institutions, embassies and alumni associations the materials are also available as design files. You may customise these with your own logo, text and images.

Design files are also available for posters, PowerPoint presentations and roll-up banners.

If you need these files, please send us an email at


We have made an introduction video and a video about the Orientation Year Visa. You can see these on YouTube and link to them in presentations.

If you need an mp4 file of the video for storing locally, please send us an email at

Grants for alumni activities

Activities for alumni of the Orange Knowledge Programme (or its predecessors NICHE, NFP and MSP) can be awarded. These activities must give OKP alumni the opportunity to strengthen links with other alumni, Dutch knowledge institutions, embassies and other parties. Besides this, they must also be able to share knowledge and experience.

More information on these grants can be found under the Orange Knowledge Programme information.

Talent retention

In addition to managing the NL alumni network, we also use other means to retain talent for the Netherlands, such as:

  • NL alumni network - Netherlands
    In November 2017 we launched the NL alumni network - Netherlands: the Dutch association for internationally-oriented students and alumni in the Netherlands.
  • NL Career Ambassadors
    The NL Career Ambassadors are an enthusiastic group of international alumni who found their way on the Dutch labour market. They give presentations during events organised by Dutch education institutions or at conferences for international talent and also organise NL Alumni Career Cafés for international students.