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 do this by helping to bring kiwis together around things that are important to our culture while we're away from home


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


With over 1500 members, our online community connects kiwis across the Netherlands.


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.
Mark Beker

Mark Beker


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

Mat Spencer

Mat Spencer


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

Jo Taylor

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 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.

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