Starterscafé | Risks faced by freelancers

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 19:00 - 22:00 hrs.
AHK Culture Club
Kattenburgerstraat 5
1018 JA Amsterdam

Learn smart and effective ways to run your business at the AHK Start-Up Café. Get the basics sorted so you can focus on what you really want to be doing: being creative! 

First grab a drink and get to know the current and former students from a wide range of fields. After that, your inspiring trainer will teach you all the ins and outs of running a business. If you want to join us, go to 

What you’ll get from this session
So you want to work as a freelancer. What are the risks involved, and how can you protect yourself against them? This evening we’ll take a deep dive into lots of real-life situations, including postponed projects, non-paying clients, sudden illness, and investments that don’t pay off. Forewarned is forearmed! 

About Nico Beltman 
This evening’s expert is Amsterdam lawyer Nico Beltman. He began his career with the Kunstenbond trade union for artists, and has since worked with a large number of visual and performing artists. Nico also teaches at the bar association’s professional training programme. ‘Prevention is better than cure’ is his motto. With just a little basic knowledge, artists are perfectly able to see if things are going wrong ahead of time. 

Interested in more? Check out our other workshops from THEME TAG B – Making a good start: ‘Salary, payroll service or invoice’, ‘Getting a grip on your taxes’, ‘Taking control of your accounts’, ‘Setting a fair rate’ and ‘How to frame a good contract’. 

Evening program 

A warm welcome 
Meet fellow students and grow your network.  

Tips & tricks  
The teacher will tell you everything you need to know when starting up, opening the doors to a new world. We provide the pen and paper, so you can note down all the tips and tricks.  

Get to work 
Roll up your sleeves, because we’re going put what you’ve learned into practice right away. Sometimes the teacher will ask you to work with a specific case study, but usually you’ll be applying it to your own situation.  

Chill and chat 
The bar is open! You’re welcome to stay and connect with fellow students or put questions to your teacher.  

Who it’s for
The Starterscafé is aimed at current and former AHK students.


  • Free for current students and recent graduates (from 2019 onwards).  
  • € 12.50 for AHK alumni who graduated before 2019.  
  • € 15.00 for non-AHK participants.  

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