EducationPeriod of professional practice

Period of professional practice

A period of professional experience is compulsory since 1 January 2015. Every graduate who wishes to enter the professional register of garden and landscape architects in the Netherlands must comply with this regulation and must have completed a period of professional experience.

Two-year mentoring

The period of professional experience lasts two years and prepares graduates for full-fledged professional practice. During this period the graduates work in professional practice and receive guidance from experienced designers (mentors). After two years they are eligible to enter the Architects Register.

More information: The Dutch Architects Register, e-mail: