About KIVI

The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) was founded on 31 August 1847 by three engineers under protection of His Royal Highness Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk, Prince of Orange.

Nowadays, with over 20,000 members, KIVI is the professional association of engineers in the Netherlands.

KIVI offers its members: 

  • communities for specific and multidisciplinary knowledge;
  • a platform for addressing social challenges;
  • the possibility of branding yourself and giving direction to your career and
  • opportunities to take your career to the next level.

KIVI Sections

The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers consists of more than sixty regional and discipline-based sections. All engineering disciplines are represented at KIVI. They organize activities such as lectures, debates, symposia, company visits and more. Furthermore there are KIVI-wide initiatives such as our annual congress.

Have a look at the overview of our sections to find out community fits your interest. Furthermore this section is of special interest for international members:

Overview of all sections 


Have a look at our online International Community to find out more about the lively engineers’ community. If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at info@kivi.nl or by phone at +31 (0)70 3919 900.