Two days until the Netherlands!

Goedendag allen!

My name is Sirpa, I’m 20-year-old and I’m studying in Jämsä College to become a cook. My intention is to graduate during this winter. I have two internships left and the next one is going to be in Amsterdam! I’m very excited, because I’m leaving Finland in two days.

The job-learning place is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station. As the name suggests it’s located to the Amsterdam’s central station. My exchange period is going to take two months. I’m not sure what my internship includes yet, but I’ll be working in the hotel’s kitchen.


Even though my workplace is in Amsterdam, my accommodation will be in Alkmaar. Alkmaar is 20 minutes away by train from Amsterdam, so I suppose that these train journeys will become very familiar to me!


Maybe the most nervous thing is ”the airport behavior”, because I’ve flown only once and it was years ago. Luckily Jeroen from the dutch Horizon College will come to the airport to meet me.

I think I’ll be fine.

I’ll write to you next time when I’m in the Netherlands. This is crazy!

Best regards,