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Our history

It all began in an Amstelveen attic in 1996. In February of that year, Judith van de Klundert and Ilse Visser established Undutchables.

Aware of how successful multilingual agencies in London were, Judith and Ilse had explored the Dutch market to see if the Netherlands was ripe for one. And it was. International companies in the Netherlands needed multilingual personnel and there was an abundance of multilingual employees. It was time for an international agency to bring the two together and Judith and Ilse grabbed that opportunity.

And so the story goes… Over the years, Undutchables has grown to become a market leader in multilingual personnel with offices across the country. Ilse explains: ‘A successful and extremely satisfying business. We may have become larger, but our approach remains personal and flexible. That’s the Undutchables philosophy.’

‘Since our recruiters are all Undutchables with international experience, we can share what we have learned over the years with our candidates and clients. The pace of globalisation will continue to increase in the future, meaning business companies will require even more international talent. We expect our share of the multilingual personnel market to grow at a similar pace.’

Sadly, Judith van de Klundert passed away in 2001. In her memory, Undutchables supports the Fight Against Cancer Foundation.

Sinds 2017 we are also present on the Swedish market and our office is run by Karin Björkman, a former colleague in the Netherlands who moved back to Sweden in order to set up her own business in the name of Undutchables!

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