About Jimble, your trusted relocation partner for The Netherlands

We at Jimble make the dream of expanding your horizons and actually moving cross-country or cross-globe a reality in a stress-free, neatly organized, fun and friendly way. With years of experience we have been trusted with the relocation of many working individuals from The States to Canada, South-Korea or Australia to this West-European country on the North Sea. We take pride in supporting companies – from tech start-ups to movie moguls – when they have their expat employees put down new roots in The Netherlands. Helping them excel by making sure the migration process goes as smoothly as possible.

The way we work underlies our values as a company: being flexible, open and open-minded, pro-active and most of all creating meaningful relationships and experiences. Just like any other strong company we would not be anywhere without our trusted team, advisors that you can rely on with whatever needs when moving to The Netherlands. We work with discerning and the best experts in the fields of housing, education and simply anything that comes with moving abroad. Our professional approach is personal and ever passionate. At Jimble we, the team, are always looking to improve the relocation experience. Rest assured that you, your co-workers and family are in good hands.

Smooth and stress-free settling in services when moving to The Netherlands, whatever your needs. Get to know relocation company Jimble and our expert team.

Team Jimble

Wensley Norden

Global mobility expert and CEO

‘Asking me where I’m from and what I did previously is irrelevant to me. I don’t judge a person by their past, but by their strength in character. What do you truly long for? What are your true strengths and talents? Will you cease an opportunity when it’s presented to you?

Before Jimble, I founded two other successful businesses which mostly taught me that I don’t like hierarchy and that I’m not at all impressed with titles. After all, we’re all the CEOs of our own lives.

My strongest quality surfaced quite early on in my career: I love to be of service! Back in 2016 when I launched Jimble with my partner Calvin we felt this business could really do with an upgrade in that sense: service is key, and the only way to achieve that is by really listening, reading between the lines. I manage, coach and advise everyone on team Jimble. Yet in the end, I’m just one of the team. To me it’s about continuously innovating and making sure everyone stays motivated. I like to create a working space that’s peaceful, safe, leaving room for everyone to explore and excel. It’s wonderful to see how we as a team are constantly challenging and learning from one another.

Personally, I’m all about the helicopter view, always thinking three steps ahead. It often feels like there are too little hours in a day; I’d rather be tired than lazy. Both in my professional and personal life I’ve been able to adapt to any type of situation. I think that’s brought me to where I am today.’

Spoken languages: Dutch, English, Surinam, German

Calvin Chin A Fat

Global mobility consultant and partner

‘A well-established marriage between thinking and doing, that’s the foundation of Jimble. It’s what me and my partner Wensley brought to the table when we first founded this company.

With my experience working in sales, taxes and customs, in expat centers and at the municipality, it was only a small step to freelancing in relocation consultancy. Really knowing the business through and through I decided to start Jimble. Constantly innovating, I thrive on making inventive, out-of-the-box ideas a reality. Without prejudgments, without assumptions and without ever making promises we can’t keep! I really believe that these core values will help you all throughout life: from studies to career and relationships.

At Jimble we commit to establishing valuable relationships that last. I’m beyond proud of our team of amazing colleagues: all-rounders, always ready to help their peers and clients in whatever which way, with a deep understanding of what good service really entails.

At the office I’m known for my “dad jokes”, but of course I’m also very serious and direct when the situation so requires. Whether it’s about the job or something private, I’m always here to listen. A life coach, one of my colleagues once dubbed me. Most of all “what you see is what you get” pretty much sums up who I am: straight-forward, realistic and definitely a people’s person.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English, Surinam

Astrid Rundberg

Operations manager and HR

‘You could say my background is quite multi-faceted: I studied journalism back in the 90s, worked as a producer in television and then in fashion retail. For eight bustling years I was manager and buyer for one of the finest luxury stores in Amsterdam. At least, if you ask me. Then it was time for a new adventure, a steadier one at the office.

I started out at a game development company and because of my strong analytical insight I ended up being their user acquisition manager. Since it was a start-up I also quickly got involved with hiring.

At Jimble I’m both the HR and Operations manager. I work closely with our founders, Wensley and Calvin, offering up a fresh perspective wherever I can. I’m a jack of all trades and a team player all the way. What I love most about my job here at Jimble is how versatile it is; you get to work with so many different people and cultures.

What I really enjoy is organizing a fun event for my team. To me a positive, uplifting company culture is everything! And my organizational skills are definitely my strong suit.

At the office I’m known to be the party girl and the office mom. Also, at home being the proud single mom of 2 young adults. We’ve had some ups and downs in life, but luckily I don’t get stressed or back down easily.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English

Jonathan Galloway

Cultural integration manager

‘You could say my start here at Jimble has been somewhat unconventional, but definitely compelling: I initially was a client of theirs when my family first moved to Amsterdam. During this emigration process, I gravitated to the staff out of sheer curiosity and their straight-out kindness. They were genuinely interested in finding out who I really am; I was eager to learn more about their activities. Then the dream scenario came up, a job opportunity as Manager of Client Cultural Integration & Quality Assurance at Jimble. I now help assist people with similar experiences to my own.

A few years back I moved to The Netherlands from The States looking for a better quality of life, one that I definitely found here. I studied in Los Angeles, California, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. During my ten years of management experience in retail and finances with two different firms I obtained my notaries certificate. Doing what I do now takes a very meticulous, strategic and well-organized approach. My colleagues will attest to the fact that I’m extremely reliable, and with such a big life change on the horizon clients definitely have to feel they can fully depend on you. I pride myself on two of my greatest strengths in life: leading by example and diplomacy. At the same time, you have to be flexible: no job is the same, each file is to be dissected, studied and followed through with a sense of empathy based on individual needs. This keeps me excited and motivated.’

Spoken language: Native English

Gina Rosina

Client coordinator

‘By far my biggest, but also most fun challenge is time management! Days at Jimble are never the same. Yes, there are set guidelines, but every client is unique (being single, a couple, with family) and at a different stage of the relocation process. At random something unanticipated comes up. I rely on my infamous to-do list, always aiming to optimize said time management.

My latest discovery: The Eisenhower Matrix! With this tool I can keep a clear overview, deciding along the way if there’s space for any type of “distraction”.

While being driven, knowledgeable and always helpful, I’m also known amongst my co-workers to love the finer things in life, namely fashion and food. Maybe that also stems from my multicultural and multi-lingual background. Aren’t fashion and food one of the best and definitely most delicious ways to get to know any culture?

I started out speaking four languages, after high school this came down to five. This obviously comes in handy as a client coordinator at Jimble, after finishing my studies in Marketing and Communications. My greatest accomplishment at Jimble? Being here from the very start and helping set up a sound structure for the business. This way people can really excel professionally.

As a person I would say I’m very open and open-minded: because of personal highs and lows I’m never afraid to take on a new challenge. Any new assignment that’s totally different from the previous one, bring it on.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Papiamentu

Iris Blom

Client coordinator

‘I was born in the Dutch seaside town of Haarlem, bred in nature-abundant Norway. At 10 years old I relocated back to The Netherlands with my family. All throughout my life I have moved around a lot, always on the go.

After finishing my studies in Marketing and Communication I decided on a career turn that was kind of unconventional considering my academic background. Yet one I wouldn’t have wanted to miss for the world: being a flight attendant for Transavia. A dream come true, until a more settled job opportunity at Jimble came along. A friend tipped me off, saying: this would be perfect for you! A few years on it turns out she was absolutely right.

I love working as Wensley’s right hand, while supporting the other consultants here at Jimble. I’m responsible for the expats who’re leaving The Netherlands, making sure their departure process goes effortlessly.

Personally, I can’t stand chaos. Though I do relish in clearing out said chaos by problem solving and making everything orderly once again.

All in all, you’ve got to be able to work with the unexpected; that’s what this industry is about and what makes it all the more exciting. Every client is a new challenge to me.

Landing in a strange country, having to take care of everything from scratch, is quite the challenge in itself for anyone relocating. It can surely be frightening, but that’s all the more motive for me to help them feel at ease and warmly welcomed!

Luckily, I’m able to look at a situation from many perspectives which makes it easier to cater to everyone’s needs.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English, Norwegian, Swedish

Stella Tersteeg

Client coordinator

‘While I grew up in a small town in the south of The Netherlands, I have always been drawn to “the international”. Right after my bachelors and two masters at the University of Utrecht I spread my wings and lived in Spain for a little while. My studies also happened to focus around Spanish culture and language, one of the most spoken languages in the world.

I love working with clients from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe: walking them through the whole immigration process once they set foot on Schiphol Airport. From legal matters around visa and legalization (there’s always something new to learn!) and an appointment with the bank to compiling a list of the top 10 vegan restaurants in the city.

To me one of the most interesting tasks is figuring out how the international school systems in Amsterdam work: what’s the application procedure, their extracurricular activities, how’s schooling organized for every grade and age?

My job gives me a rush of energy and taking on extra responsibility makes me thrive; just fine-tuning all those little facets for the best results. Every single day I aim to add value to other people’s lives.

I’d say my work style is correct, consensus-driven and creative. This way I keep the communication flow clear and efficient, just the way I like it.

Would I ever relocate myself? Well I sure wouldn’t mind retiring in Barsø, a little island off the coast of Denmark where you can eat fresh berries right of the vine.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English, Spanish, German

Stephanie Olfers-Boersma

Client coordinator

‘Because I have been an expat myself – in Azerbaijan and Denmark, two vastly different cultures – working at Jimble suits me well. I understand the struggles and emotional hardships but also the sheer joy and excitement that comes with relocating quite intimately.

Metropolitan places like New York and London have an energetic pull on me, but I have found my home here in The Netherlands. With the excellent bonus of being in any other lively European city within just a few hours car-drive.

My job as a client coordinator requires me helping new Amsterdammers (or elsewhere in the country) settle into their new surroundings. When all goes well, I find this to be extremely satisfying.

Every day at Jimble brings bold, new challenges: something I like to take head on. I’m pretty much stress-proof and I work very precisely and organized. This gives me the chance to navigate and solve any little roadblock that pops up along the way quite easily.

I’m not one to sit around and wait until something happens: I’m a go-getter. That’s also how I got this job – something I’m still grateful for to this day.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English

Lisette van Tilburg

Relocation consultant

‘After working in advertising and commercial television I got this great opportunity back in the 90s to work on a tourist project in the Dominican Republic. It was only supposed to be for six months, but I turned out staying for 17 years. A wonderful time of great learning; the country will always have a special place in my heart. I do love the outdoors, especially the mountains, and I like to keep active in my everyday life.

While in the Caribbean I worked for the local destination service company of the TUI Group as commercial manager and eventually director. I stayed on when I moved back to The Netherlands and then started exploring the rental housing market. First independently, then as a relocation adviser and housing consultant for Jimble. I’m definitely reliable, forever positive, both fast and meticulous in my way of working. Most of all I want the very best for all of my clients and I never give up – this has almost always helped me tremendously.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English, Spanish, German

Romy Weller Abreu

Relocation consultant

‘My father is from Lisbon, Portugal, and I even had the chance to live there for a brief time. It’s one of my favorite cities, because of the culture, architecture, history and of course the wonderful traditions around food.

In a way travel and migrating are in my blood, but I’m also very happy to have settled in and being able to represent the city of Amsterdam through my work. It’s a multi-cultural melting pot bursting to the brim with culture of its own.

My professional background is in Tourism and Hospitality, previously working as a ground stewardess, head hostess and five-star concierge. Until I longed for some more stability, finding everything I could wish for career-wise as a relocation consultant for Jimble.

In my day to day I get to go out with clients to find that perfect apartment or facilitate anything else a person or family might need. I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to planning; I’m tightly organized, and I love my to-do lists! I also love working with our international clients. Some of them I have even come to call friends.

What my colleagues applaud me for? Stability and always staying on top of things, but also humor and “gezelligheid” (a typical Dutch word floating somewhere in between “cozy” and “togetherness” you definitely want to know if you come here).

Spoken language: Dutch, English, Portuguese, Spanish, German

Mona Smit

Relocation consultant

‘What I find to be the most satisfying about my job is when you find that one ideal home for your client. While additionally everything around this housing process just runs smoothly. This is how I can really be of service, make someone happy, and I love how you get to know people quite well in a very short time frame.

As a relocation consultant I aim to be of added value by helping people feel instantly at home. Oftentimes finding the perfect place to stay is the first step to getting there.

At business meetings with my colleagues I always hear: “Keep it short, Mona!” (Laughs) I guess I’m quite opinionated, I don’t like “no” for an answer and I definitely have a lot of stories to share.

Before I worked in marketing, PR and event organization for many a national and international company. I traveled a lot, worked with many different cultures.

Bali, Indonesia, has a special place in my heart, because of my Indonesian-Dutch heritage, as well as Hawaii! Many close friends live there and one of my favorite pastimes is Polynesian dancing.

The last couple of years before I joined Jimble I missed that “international experience”, something I value a lot.

My mentality has always been “can do”; I’m a problem solver to the core. All the while striving for harmonious ways of keeping any working relationship steady and healthy and keeping things positive.

Every day is a new opportunity!’

Spoken language: Dutch, English

Mohamed Aguerhiou

Property manager

‘For as long as I can remember I have loved working with and really getting to know people from all over, providing every level of service that’s desired, with mutual respect as the common denominator. Respect, that should always be the starting point in every endeavor.

My roots lie both in Amsterdam East and Morocco – Nador, a coastal city in the wild Rif region that I love to visit to see family members – while I also worked and lived in Tenerife, on the Canary Islands for seven years. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, that’s an understatement. Both on the island and back in The Netherlands I worked in hospitality: from selling goods on the local market to holding the position of duty manager at multi-star hotels.

In the end I found my calling at Jimble, charged with operating several real estate properties. A great, ever dynamic opportunity that I thoroughly enjoy.

At the office I’m known as the “handy man”. Just like my fellow co-workers I’m very well rounded when it comes to work, and I’m very practical. If anything needs to get done, I’m on it and I make sure to get it sorted in no time.

Overall, I think it’s my life experience, solid faith in myself and simply courage that got me places. Every day I’m curious and excited to reach new heights in the professional field.’

Spoken language: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Berber