This is us!

Leading in the industry, informal, hotels in and outside of the Netherlands, a must on your resume

As a trainee at Van der Valk, you are part of the most beautiful hospitality family of the Netherlands. Van der Valk is leading in the field of hospitality and has about 100 hotels in and outside of the Netherlands.

Via this website, we recruit trainees and students who want to follow a professional practical skills course (BBL) for the 70 Van der Valk Verrast hotels. The affiliated hotels are located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and on the Netherlands Antilles, and you can find them here. Are you looking for an internship at Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel? Or do you prefer Hotel Melle-Osnabrück? Go to the websites of the various hotels and see which hotel suits you best, or send us an email or a message. We are looking forward to meeting you!

To find an internship at Van der Valk, look through the vacancies to find out which internship position fits you best, send us your application, and then, we will contact you as soon as possible!

Together we have one goal: to provide a unique experience for our guests!
We inspire one another, we motivate each other and we celebrate moments of success together. At Van der Valk, we call this "verrassend vanzelfsprekend"!

Also follow our Van der Valk internship accounts on Instagram and Facebook! We post photos of the hotels, updates about the industry fairs that we visit and other information about Van der Valk and internships. So, even though our accounts are in Dutch, you will be able to feel the atmosphere of the different hotels and the Van der Valk hospitality!

Van der Valk invests in talent

Education & training

As a family business, Van der Valk is always focussing on the next generation. Therefore, Van der Valk wants to invests in young talent and pays attention to education and training. As an intern, you will notice this in:

  • Professional guidance
  • Clear induction programme, so that you know what you can expect from us, and vice versa.
  • Our very own training programme and job-oriented trainings (
  • Interesting workshops (professional and personal development).
  • Annual 'alumni' day with the election of the 'Intern of the semester'. As 'Intern of the semester', you will have a bright future as ambassador of Van der Valk.
  • After an internship, ambitious students will qualify for the 'Van der Valk Talent Pool'.

Internship vacancies

For every talent an amazing internship

BBL Leerling Keuken
BBL Leerling Medewerker Bediening
Food & Beverage
Banquet Sales Trainee
Banquet Sales
Chef de Partie | Kitchen Trainee
Duty Trainee
F&B Trainee
Food & Beverage
F&B Supervisor Trainee
Food & Beverage
Front Office Trainee (+ Guest Relations)
Front Office
Graphic Design Trainee
Guest Relations Trainee
Front Office
Housekeeping Supervisor Trainee
HR Officer Trainee
Human Resources
Marketing Trainee (+ Guest Relations)
Online Marketing/Support Stagiair(e)
Valk Internet
Project Coordinator Trainee
Project Management
Meetings & Events Trainee
Front Office
Revenue Management Trainee
Revenue Management
Social Media/Content Marketing Stagiair(e)
Valk Internet
Sports Trainee
Technical Service Trainee
Technical Services
Vormgeving (CMD)/Marketing Stagiair(e)
Application after internship fair
All departments

Werken bij Van der Valk

Looking for a job?

Are you looking for a job instead of an internship? Go to to find our vacancies.

This is what our interns say as well...

  • "Young and fun team"
  • "Dynamic atmosphere"
  • "Family business"
  • "You feel at home here"
  • "Great support"
  • "Freedom, responsibility"
  • "Personal development"
  • "High level of quality"
  • "Great internship/company on your resume"
  • "Job security after your internship"
  • "Fulltime and parttime jobs"
  • "Nice internship activities"



  • Based on a fulltime internship.
  • We provide housing for trainees in international hotels (outside the Netherlands)*.
    • In this case, your internship allowance will be lowered with €200.
  • Fresh meals will be provided during your workdays!

*For some hotels, other conditions apply, but we are always happy help you find the best option! For an overview of the hotels, click here

Accredited training company BBL courses

Van der Valk is not only a renowned internship company, it is also an accredited training company for students following a BBL course. During BBL courses, a large part of the education is taught through practice. The division between practice and school is 80/20 and you also earn a salary. This education is perfect for students who prefer to learn in practice or young adults who are already working but would like to get a diploma on a higher level.

Curious? Click here!

Best Training Company Hospitality


Van der Valk likes to invest in ambitious students. Because of that, one of our hotels, Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden, was named 'Beste Leerbedrijf Horeca 2018/2019' by the industry organisation SVH. Of course, this is also due to the motivated students who are doing an internship at Van der Valk!

Every year, this award is presented to a hospitality business which is seen as a top employer. This is based on several aspects, such as balance between working and learning, the working conditions and the amount of time and attention trainees receive. Training companies can be nominated by students, supervisors and teachers and are judged by the committee of Beste Leerbedrijf Horeca.

By winning this award, Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden shows that we offer amazing internships for top talents who want to do an internship at Van der Valk, like River and Danique. In addition to all hotels being accredited work placement companies, the support and guidance we offer are also being seen as very valuable. Due to the familiar atmosphere of the family business, doing an internship at Van der Valk is not only very educational, but also a lot of fun!

3rd Customer First Awards

The most hospitable hotel of The Netherlands

In april 2019, Van der Valk came in third at the Customer First Awards. This makes Van der Valk the third most customer-friendly company of The Netherlands, after De Efteling and CoolBlue. Together with you, we want become 1st in 2020.

Are you in? We are happy to take on the challenge with you!

Leading, visionary and a great team!

Do you dare?

Which hotel appeals to you the most?

Every Van der Valk Hotel is unique. And every intern is unique. Which hotel suits you best?

Check the hotel websites. Germany: Berlin | Melle-OsnabrückFrance: St. Aygulf | Le Catalogne St. AygulfThe Netherlands: Amsterdam-Amstel | Apeldoorn - de CantharelBreda Princeville | Breukelen | Cuijk - NijmegenThe Hague-Wassenaar | Drachten | Eindhoven | Groningen-Hoogkerk | Hardegarijp-Leeuwarden | Sassenheim-Leiden | Arresthuis Roermond | Theaterhotel Roermond | Stein-Urmond | Veenendaal | Venlo | VolendamBelgium: Antwerp | Brugge-Oostkamp | Brussels | Congrès Hotel Liège | Luxemburg-Arlon | Sélys LiègeVerviers

Check the websites of the hotels that participate under different conditions. Germany: Schlosshotel Ballenstedt | Naturresort Drewitz | Gladbeck | Hamburg-Wittenburg | Hildesheim | Resort Linstow | Parkhotel Schloss Meisdorf | Moers | Golfhotel Serrahn | Landhotel Spornitz | Spreewald Parkhotel, Spain: BarcelonaThe Netherlands: Theaterhotel Almelo | Amersfoort-A1 | ARA | Arnhem | De Bilt - Utrecht | Gilze – Tilburg | Groningen – Zuidbroek A7 | ’s-Hertogenbosch – Vught | Hilversum – de Witte Bergen | Hoorn |   Leusden – Amersfoort | De Molenhoek – Nijmegen | Nijmegen – Lent | Nuland – ’s-Hertogenbosch | Ridderkerk | Tiel | Uden – Veghel | Zaltbommel-A2Belgium: Beveren | Charleroi Airport | Dennenhof | Drongen – Gent | Mechelen | Mons Congres | Nazareth – Gent | Nivelles – Sud, Netherlands Antilles: Kontiki Beach Resort Curacao | Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire

Van der Valk Verrast Hotels worldwide

The hotels with a "*" apply different standards concerning e.g. internship allowance and housing.

Van der Valk Hotel Nuland - 's-Hertogenbosch *
Van der Valk Theaterhotel Almelo *
Van der Valk Hotel Berlin Brandenburg
Van der Valk Hotel Melle-Osnabrück
Van der Valk Hotel Saint-Aygulf
Van der Valk Hotel Le Catalogne
Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn - de Cantharel
Van der Valk Hotel Breda Princeville
Van der Valk Hotel Cuijk - Nijmegen
Van der Valk Hotel Den Haag - Wassenaar
Van der Valk Hotel Drachten
Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven
Van der Valk Hotel Groningen - Hoogkerk
Van der Valk Hotel Hardegarijp-Leeuwarden
Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden
Het Arresthuis
Van der Valk TheaterHotel De Oranjerie
Van der Valk Hotel Stein-Urmond
Van der Valk Hotel Veenendaal
Van der Valk Hotel Venlo
Van der Valk Hotel Volendam
Van der Valk Hotel Antwerpen
Van der Valk Hotel Brugge-Oostkamp
Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport
Van der Valk Hotel Liège Congrès
Van der Valk Hotel Luxembourg-Arlon
Van der Valk Schlosshotel Ballenstedt *
Van der Valk Naturresort Drewitz *
Van der Valk Hotel Gladbeck *
Van der Valk Hotel Hamburg-Wittenburg *
Van der Valk Hotel Hildesheim *
Van der Valk Resort Linstow *
Van der Valk Parkhotel Schloss Meisdorf *
Van der Valk Hotel Moers *
Van der Valk Golfhotel Serrahn *
Van der Valk Landhotel Spornitz *
Spreewald Parkhotel Van der Valk *
Van der Valk Hotel Barcarola *
Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire *
Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort Curaçao *
Van der Valk Hotel Nivelles - Sud *
Van der Valk Hotel Nazareth - Gent *
Van der Valk Hotel Mons Congres *
Van der Valk Hotel Mechelen *
Van der Valk Hotel Drongen - Gent *
Van der Valk Hotel Dennenhof *
Van der Valk Hotel Charleroi Airport *
Van der Valk Hotel Beveren *
Van der Valk Hotel Zaltbommel-A2 *
Van der Valk Hotel Uden - Veghel *
Van der Valk Hotel Tiel *
Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk *
Van der Valk Hotel De Molenhoek - Nijmegen *
Van der Valk Hotel Leusden - Amersfoort *
Van der Valk Hotel Hoorn *
Van der Valk Hotel Hilversum - de Witte Bergen *
Van der Valk Hotel 's-Hertogenbosch - Vught *
Van der Valk Hotel Groningen - Zuidbroek A7 *
Van der Valk Hotel Gilze - Tilburg *
Van der Valk Hotel Amersfoort-A1 *
Van der Valk Hotel ARA *
Van der Valk Hotel Arnhem *
Van der Valk Hotel De Bilt - Utrecht *
Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen - Lent *
Van der Valk Hotel Verviers
Van der Valk Hotel Sélys Liège
Van der Valk Hotel Breukelen
Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel


Six persons from the fourth generation of Van der Valk have opened their doors

Do want to know more about what is going on inside a Van der Valk hotel? Watch the six-piece TV series Jonge Valken. 

In this series, six persons form the fourth generation of Van der Valk tell what is involved in running a Van der Valk hotel.

(This series is only available in Dutch.)


"At the end of 2018, the new Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel opened its doors. The first impression is very important, so we went all out! The 60 meter high hotel tower, within the ring road of Amsterdam does not only have 206 hotel rooms, but also a trendy bar (MOQUM) next to the water and a pool on the roof terrace of the third floor."

Lucie en Thymen Simons
Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel

"Berlin is a beloved student city, due to the international character, the generous culture and the exciting night life. If you are doing an internship at Van der Valk Hotel Berlin, you will also learn the German language in no time. A sure must on your resume!"

Van der Valk
Hotel Berlin Brandenburg

“Doing an internship in the capital of Europe is an incredible experience. In this metropolis, you encounter countless nationalities. An internship in Brussels feels like far away, yet close to home. Swiftly, you will master the French language. But due to the management being Dutch, you will feel at home immediately. The same goes for Van der Valk Hotel Luxemburg-Arlon, where the main language is also French, but the management Dutch.”

Ruud & Fenna de Bruijn
Hotel Brussels Airport

"Enjoying the sunset on the beach of the Côte d'Azur after a day of working hard? This is possible if you do your internship at Van der Valk Saint-Aygulf. An incredible experience with the well-known toucan, but in a holiday paradise on the South coast of France. Who would not go for this?"

Van der Valk
Hotel Saint-Aygulf

"Feel Good, @Home en #WOW! That is what our hotel stands for. We think it is very important that guests, colleagues and interns feel at home with us and that we positively surprise them. With beatiful hotel rooms, our cosy restaurant Nest, the delicious sushi and cocktails from OZZO Oriental Restobar, the ultramodern conference rooms and of course the most important thing... an amazing team!"

Ab & Christa de Bruijn
Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden

"I would recommend an internship at the southern neighbours to everyone. Here in Antwerp, we have a young team and an amazing atmosphere. Everybody helps one another. And Antwerp is a beautiful city, of course. Abroad, but still nearby!"

Van der Valk
Hotel Antwerpen

"An internship at Van der Valk is definitely a unique experience. But what makes an internship at Hotel Brugge-Oostkamp even more special, are our guests. Besides our business guests and guests staying in our hotel for the beautiful surroundings, many international soccer teams, such as Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona and FC Porto choose to stay in our hotel."

Van der Valk
Hotel Brugge-Oostkamp

Ronaldo @Van der Valk Amsterdam-Amstel

Our Thymen, the Ronaldo

Are you an intern at Van der Valk? Odds are, you will run into a celebrity or an international soccer player, because Van der Valk is regularly visited by famous persons.

Recently, Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel had the honour of welcoming the players of Juventus. During the quarter final of the Champions League, Juventus played against Ajax in the Johan Cruijff Arena. Manager Thymen Simons took his chance to take a picture with star player Ronaldo.


Do you want to apply or know more? We look forward to hearing from you!

Do you want to apply for one of our internships? Via the vacancies on this website, you can easily find the application form. By filling in this form, you can also ask questions concerning a certain vacancy.

If you have a question that is not related to a specific vacancy, you can send an email to Jolanda de Graaff, Regional Recruitment Manager, or send a WhatsApp message to 06-48128538.

We look forward to getting to know you!


Our team

We help you find your internship

Jolanda de Graaff
Regional Recruitment Manager trainees
Ellen Hoogeveen
Stagiaire Recruitment

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