About Us

KIN, also known as Kiwis in the Netherlands, exists to create positive energy around New Zealand identity and culture in the Netherlands.


We organise regular events across a wide range of New Zealand related themes, from food to sport and culture.


We connect you to other Kiwis in the Netherlands, through online channels, community groups and official organisations.


We share news, tips and tricks on how to live your best kiwi life during your time in the Netherlands.

Meet the Team

The KIN team is made up of New Zealanders based in the Netherlands from a variety of backgrounds.

Mat Spencer


Our current KIN chairperson, Mat is marketer with almost 20 years of experience across fintech and consumer goods, with a focus on digital and e-commerce.

Mark Beker


One of the founding members of KIN, Mark is the CEO of Innoseis, a deep science scale-up in Amsterdam.

Jo Taylor

Events & Social Media

Jo is a Senior Research manager at Booking.com, one of the world's most loved travel brands. She is behind some of KIN's most successful events, including the premiere of "My Year with Helen" with Helen Clark herself attending in person.

Charin Singh

Charin Singh


Charin has been a fixture of the Kiwi expat scene since moving to the Netherlands back in 2008. Currently based in Australia, he now acts as an advisor to the KIN board.

The KIN Blog

Information from and for the Kiwi community in the Netherlands

The Australia New Zealand Club

Celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2018, the Australia New Zealand Club has the longest heritage of all antipodean community groups in the Netherlands. The club started well before the days of email and the internet, Read more…

Kea New Zealand

This is the third post in a series that introduces and explains some of the different Kiwi groups & organisations that exist in the Netherlands to support New Zealanders and New Zealand business. New Zealand Read more…

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