Martin Volkwyn lives in the Netherlands since May 2021. He came together with his wife Michelle and their son Logan.
Martin, why did you emigrate to the Netherlands?
In short we were looking for a better future for me and my family. We did our research and came to the conclusion that the Netherlands is the best choice for what we were looking for in terms of people, language, culture and safety.
Can you tell us something how you do like the Netherlands?
“Wij houden van Nederland”, this says it best. Safety is the biggest difference for us, as well as the people are much more welcoming, friendly, caring and open.
Please tell us something about the projects you are currently working on.
I’m working for a client that really triggers my interests and keeps my brain active and intrigued to how real life analysis with physical matter can come to a software platform and produce amazing results.
Did the process of emigration go smoothly?
Emigration was much more of a fly by for us, to what we expected it to be. The Embassy in SA (Cape Town) was remarkable in obtaining the visas etc. We were expecting a much longer process to get everything in order and in reality with amazing guidance and assistance from the summit developers team, the process went smoothly.
Can you explain to the South Africans who are considering to go overseas how you did experience the support from us?