Friendship for everyone

Dreamcatchers was established in October 2016 as part of the traineeship “Improve the World”. In 4 months, a socially relevant project had to be set up. And from there Dreamcatchers was born.

On 4 October 2017, the Dreamcatchers Netherlands Foundation registered as an official foundation with the Chamber of Commerce. The foundation was there!

Since January 2019, the Dreamcatchers Netherlands Foundation, together with a network of  volunteers, has been organising individual dreamdays for women with a refugee background.

Mission & Vision

It is our mission that people with a refugee background feel included in the Dutch society. We want to achieve this by, together with them, connect with other people in the Netherlands.

About our founder


Besides being committed to people, Mariska is especially very smart. She is fluent in several languages, including French, is always learning new things and can wake up to a good literary book. When she helped expats move to the Netherlands as a professional, she saw the difference between the reception of expats and refugees every day. She is therefore very ambitious to change this. Her perseverance, guts and leadership qualities are of great importance to the Dreamcatchers Netherlands Foundation.

Mariska’s personal dream:
To bridge the gap between Dutch and newcomers.

Our sponsors

Without them, we’re nothing.

Yalla Foundation logo
Refugee Start Force
Beleza Beauty Care
Stichting NL Cares
46 Dresses
Oh Beautiful Word
Restaurant Syr
Holistic Hair
AJ Knipmobiel
Medisch Schoonheidsinstituut La Meuse
Studio Your Balance
Wella Professionals
Nanna's Hairstyle On The Road
VC Utrecht
Bar Stadstuin