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13 Jul 2015 | ACCESS

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 Dear ACCESS Help Desk,


I am an Italian architect working as a guest Researcher at a Dutch University. 

I am a native Italian speaker with experience in teaching in Italy in middle and high schools but also at the University of Naples as Teacher Assistant.

In the meantime, I would like to give Italian lessons to foreigners and a friend of mine gave me your contact. Are you interested in it? If not, do you know where I could do it?


Please let me know. 




Dear client,

Thank you for contacting ACCESS.  We understand from your email that you are looking to conduct Italian lessons in the Netherlands.

We are a non-profit organisation supporting the international community in the Netherlands. As a part of this voluntary work, we also offer various training/educational courses to the international community in the Netherlands. You can consider becoming an ACCESS trainer. They provide training relevant to the international community. You can contact the CED department within ACCESS for further information via email at or look at /media/304292/IACCESS-Trainer-Network_ATN_Becoming-a-member-2017.pdf

2) Facebook
If you wish to be an independent / private Italian language tutor, we would like to suggest you  set up a personalised FACEBOOK page to promote your language services. In the Netherlands, you can choose to become a freelancer. Freelancing can involve various professions under its banner. You can register as a professional freelancer and enjoy more benefits. For more information, please visit the website :
     Website(in DUTCH only):
     Opening hours : Working days from 09.00 to 17.00
    Tel.: (050) 7001950

Volksuniversiteit Den Haag is an institute for adult education which offers all adults opportunities for further development and training in several languages. Please find their details below. You can send an email applying to become a tutor for Italian language at the university.
    Address: Van Alkemadelaan 1, 2597 AA The Hague 
    Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10.00-13.00 hrs 
    Tel.: +31 (0) 70-3280341 

4) ROC
A regional college having presence in various regions of The Netherlands.  Please find their website below. They also host individual websites for their colleges. You can send an email through their website itself,  applying to become a tutor for Italian language courses.

   Website :

We hope that we have provided you with sufficient information. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Kind Regards,

The ACCESS Help Desk Team



Dear ACCESS Help Desk,


I”m looking to store my household goods for a temporary period of time while I search for a new apartment.  Could you tell me which companies in or nearby Den Haag offer such services?


Thank you for your help.




Dear client,

Thank you for contacting ACCESS. From what we understand, you are looking for storage companies in The Hague.
We would suggest that you have a look at these:

1. MOBox (Website is in Dutch)
Mobile storage boxes. They deliver the storage container to your location and you can load the container, they'll then collect it and take it to their storage in Lisse or another location of your choice. The standard size for a storage box is 14m3. They provide their services in Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem, The Hague and Alphen aan de Rijn.
Address: Heereweg 466, Lisse, 2161 DH
Tel.: (0800) 235 66 26 (Toll Free).

2. Shurgard Nederland B.V.
Shurgard Nederlands BV offers :

  • Boxes, bubble wrap and more at the store
  • Close to you with access 7 days a week
  • Drive in units
  • Secure units with PIN code entry and CCTV
  • Short term or long stay

Address: Prins Bernhardplein 200, 1097 JB Amsterdam
Tel.: (31) 70 3053100

3. De Haan   
De Haan Verhuizingen/De Haan removals caters to governments, businesses and private clients, with a wide range of different services, such as international and regional removals and various storage facilities. De Haan is part of the biggest removal organization of the Netherlands called "erkende verhuizers”..

Tel.:    (31) 78 69 20 333

We hope this information helps you finding the right place to store your goods. If you decide to contact any of these companies please mention that you were referred by ACCESS.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Kind regards,      

The ACCESS Help Desk Team



Dear ACCESS Help Desk,


If you don't mind, I would like to ask for another help. 

Maybe you know if there are any types of courses available in The Hague or other big cities that would help to obtain a new qualification or to improve other skills? I would like to find something that wouldn't require entering the university again, but would provide me with a certificate that could help in future employment. Something of more generic character like Human Resources, Marketing or Administration support courses.


Thank you in advance.




Dear client,

Thank you for contacting ACCESS again.

We understand from your e-mail that you are looking for any types of courses that would help obtain a new qualification or to improve other skills.

There are many opportunities in the Netherlands for you to study or do a short course in English.

Nuffic has a database of about 1,500 international study programmes and courses in English ranging from short training seminars to postgraduate degrees.
You can find the database at

In addition, we would like to suggest you check the courses proposed by the following organisations:

Mooc List
This organisation offers a complete list of massive open online courses (free online courses) offered by the best universities and entities, both in The Netherlands and abroad.
This is the website:
You can use the search tool to indicate what do you want to learn.

This database lists over 2,700 Short Courses at universities and schools in Asia, Australia, Europe (in countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Spain, France, Italy and more), as well as the United States.
The courses cover a wide range of academic fields such as Business Administration, Economics, Social Studies, Natural Sciences, Law, Science and Technology, Humanities, Environmental Science and many more.
This is the website:
You can use the search tool to choose discipline, location and language.

Finally, we would like to suggest you read about Teresa Moynihan, one of our trainers.
She is a HR Professional and a Certified and Licensed Career Counsellor with a Postgraduate qualification in Career and Talent Management from Kingston University in London, UK. Teresa's extensive experience in HR and Recruitment enables her to incorporate this knowledge into coaching situations involving career issues.
You can read more about Teresa's career transition coaching on and for job search coacjhing on
We hope that you will find this information useful. Should you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact ACCESS again.

Kind regards,

The ACCESS Help Desk Team


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