UEN Spring Review

UEN Intern

Important Dates for the first half of 2015

We have started already in January with the visit to the Rijksmuseum and in February we had a French cooking event in the Creative Kitchen (please read the reviews on page…) and the next event is planned for the 17th of March: Turkish Cooking Event.
We are busy planning more events but we haven’t picked all the dates yet. We will keep you updated and informed via the weekly newsletters and of course by sending you the invitations.
  • Drinks at the Axe Bar
  • Museum visit at the weekend (Saturday 11th April)
  • Coffee Morning in The Hague with talk on LED lighting (Thursday 16th April)
  • Cycling Tours during day and weekend (dates still need to be decided)
  • Family Event at the weekend (May)
  • Beach Event after work (Wednesday 17th June)

Faces behind the new UEN look&feel

If you can dream it – you can do it.
Two UEN expatriate partners set up an advertising agency in the Netherlands.
A Polish and a German father founded an advertising agency in the Netherlands…
J&M FotoThis might sounds a little crazy, but it is exactly what Jurek and Michael did. They are two UEN expatriate partners, fathers of 2 daughters and married to a Unilever employer. End of 2014 they founded their own creative agency GONG Netherlands as partner of the „Best Interactive Agency 2014“ in Poland”. GONG Netherlands d (gongagency,com) evelops and realizes integrated brand strategies with a “digital heart”, combining the power of interaction of digital and the strength of traditional media. 
At the beginning of 2015, GONG Netherlands successfully redesigned the UEN webpage, the logo and developed the UEN sustainable strategy. CONTINUE READING
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Allianz Health Insurance – App

unnamed-2This might be interesting for all those of you who are insured via Allianz. They have an app called My Health in the iTunes app store that makes it easier to claim.   No need to fax/scan your invoice/receipt – just take a photo with your mobile phone and note a few details and press send. Previous claims are filed in the app so you need not keep the paper files anymore. (More Information)

38 New members at UEN

The following UEN members or their partners have started working at Unilever in the Netherlands and we would like to welcome them all and wish them an enjoyable time in this country.Some have already been here for a while and only just recently joined the UEN.
CLICK here for a list.

No changes in the UEN committee



In this column we like to share information! Any kind of information…. so please feel free to contribute any kind of tips. If you have found a perfect hairdresser, a reliable plumber or a good shop where to find the right ingredients for your special dish from home, why don’t you share it with your fellow UEN members. You don’t need to write a lot, just send me the name and address and I will publish it in the next newsletter.

This time I was very lucky to receive some interesting contributions, to start with an article about Rotterdam experienced by our member Manuela Cosar.

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By Manuela Cosar

Rotterdam is promoting itself as a sports city (www.rotterdamsportstad.nl), and indeed if you are into sports then Rotterdam, with its yearly international sports events, is the city to be!   With easy availability of tickets, organised access and the intimacy of the events it makes it possible to experience a close catch of the sport and your idol…..

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by Monika Voster

On Tuesday 3rd of February 25 keen chefs came together in the Creative Kitchen at the DeBrug Office to try out their cooking abilities on the French cuisine. 
 Guillaume Desclaux and his group of helpers, Laure Roger, Elodie Le-Berre, Susanna van de Hoorn and Alex Motta have put together a menu of a variety of French dishes …

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Unilever expat outing to the Rijksmuseum

By Jane Cresswell, Amsterdam on 27th January 2015. 

What  a lovely day out we had on Tuesday with Irena, Paola, Susan, Ana Maria, Lucia, Lydia and Daniel and myself, and good weather too!.
We visited the Rijksmuseum in the morning. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough of Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh museum …

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Do you feel isolated or have difficulties adapting?

PSYQ – International Mental Health Services
At the beginning of the year I had a meeting with Natascha Huige, Managing Director of International Mental Health Services and she has provided me with information below about their services

Finding your way and getting used to life in a new country brings a host of mixed feelings with it.


Article about UEN member

“Global Connection” brought an article about our member Irena Tullis in the December Issue of their Expat Magazine.
Global Connection (with Irena’s approval) were so kind to allow us to publish a copy of the article which shows the excellent career service they provide. However, I thought it would be also be nice to ask Irena the usual “faces of the UEN” questions…so please read on.


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– Professional Housekeeping Services

Our UEN member Arion Hasko is not only a Unilever Employee but also started his own Housekeeping Services.

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Private guide

UEN member Sebastien Leroy offers his service as private guide.


Monkeytown Bleiswijk by Sonja Kaal

Do your children have excess energy on those long, rainy days? Then Monkeytown may be a place to go! It is a smallish, but excellent indoor playground located in Bleiswijk (close to Rotterdam). It aims at children up to 12 years and has a special area for the very young ones (under four’s).

Het Geertje Geitenboerderij

Goats’ Farm in Zouterwoude 

Do your children love animals? Then this is a real treat for children up to the age of 10 years.  This is the time of year when you can see the first lambs on the farm and feed them goats milk. You can buy little bottles and the kids can go into the stables and ….