Established in 1986 as the Administrative Committee to Coordinate English Speaking Services – ACCESS – in short, was the grass root initiative of the members of the international community in the Netherlands who felt the pressing need for an organisation that would answer their needs, provide peer support and help cope with the challenges of expatriate living.
Today ACCESS has evolved into a dynamic volunteer, not-for-profit organisation that serves the needs and interests of the international community, namely by:
– providing information and guidance, free of charge, to the international community through our helpdesk, website and the expat centres we work from
– fostering cultural diversity, facilitating connections and encouraging growth for our volunteers, and
– providing services to the community through our childbirth courses, on-call Counsellors and training network.