Discover the Journey of Next Level DMC.

From humble beginnings to the fastest-growing DMC in Amsterdam.

Our story

Since our launch in 2021, Next Level DMC has been dedicated to establishing a name with creative and genuine event experiences.

Contact Information



+31 85 760 2883

+31 6 3040 7624


Berchvliet 13 C, 1046 CB, Amsterdam

Milestones Timeline

Memorable Next Level moments from our journey.

Launch of Next Level DMC

The company is founded by Jeroen van Ark in 2021. Starting out as a brand new event agency with a bold vision. While the event industry is starting to gain traction again, the journey of NLDMC begins.

March 2021

Execution of first large multiday event

In September of 2021, Next Level DMC had the first production of a large multiple day event in Amsterdam.

September 2021

Worldwide climate conference

Jeroen worked on a project for the worldwide climate conference and was "awdddd" and inspired by the experience.

November 2021

New colleage Bonne Ten Kate

In March 2022, Bonne Ten Kate joined the Next Level DMC family and quite soon we decided we want to work in a different way. We all know how stressful the event industry can be and especially if you like your job and you feel responsible for all your clients and events taking place. It is as important to take your freedom as your responsibility. There should always be a balance between hard work and relaxing. Bonne played golf for the first time 3 weeks after joining NLDMC.

March 2022

Gala dinner for Rolls Royce

Organized a beautiful gala dinner for Rolls Royce with 200 participants.

May 2022

Official partner of Unique Venues of Amsterdam

Next Level DMC becomes the first official DMC partner of Unique Venues of Amsterdam. A network of many astonishing venues with outspoken history, perfect for extraordinary events, meetings and dinners.

June 2022

First Intern

Nele Bruning started as the first intern, bringing the first female energy into Next Level DMC.

September 2022

Events for Toyota Spain

Organized four events for incentive groups from Toyota Spain.

May and June 2023

New colleague Nick Blok

Nick Blok joined as a new full-time Next Level DMC team member! Expanding our steadily growing team.

August 2023

Big conference for a tech-company

Supported with a large onsite team for a tech-company conference with 1000 participants in the PTA.

November 2023

New intern Zoé

Zoé J Richards is joining the NLDMC team as a new intern in 2024. Within the first week, she is already attending onsite events with the rest of the team.

February 2024

The entire core team visits IMEX Frankfurt

For the first time, the whole core team of Next Level DMC visits IMEX Frankfurt

May 2024

Zoey Payralbe joins the Next Level DMC team!

In June of 2024, the newest team member joins the Next Level DMC family: Zoey Payralbe

June 2024

Our Mission

To create memorable “Next Level” events with eye for detail, passion, and a dedicated team.

Our Vision

To sustain our love for event planning and fostering long-term relationships with everyone we work with.

Meet the Team

Our event managers that personally handle your event.

Zoëy Payralbe – Project Coordinator

Zoëy’s passion lies in helping, working with, and entertaining people. From a young age, she has always been eager to bring creative ideas to life. Her professional background spans a wide array of diverse and varied work experiences. Alongside her dedication to events, she harbours a deep passion for wellness and holds the title of wellness professional. This passion aligns perfectly with her commitment to ensuring unforgettable and well-cared-for experiences. After successfully completing a degree in Human Resource Management, Zoëy realized that her true calling was in the events industry — a field she always knew deep down she belonged to. With a knack for seeing possibilities everywhere and a belief that nothing is too extraordinary, Zoëy is ready to elevate everything to the next level.

“With a knack for seeing possibilities everywhere and a belief that nothing is too extraordinary, I am ready to elevate everything to the next level.”
Zoëy Payralbe

Zoé J Richards – Project Assistant

Her journey as a photographer has led her to becoming a certified Wedding Planner, specialized in Destination Wedding Planning and Design enhancing her attention to detail and ability to curate captivating experiences. Born in the South of France, Aix en Provence, and raised on the tropical island of Barbuda in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that Zoe’s love for diverse cultures and experiences has brought her to the Netherlands where she has honed her ability to network and adapt to new environments and thrive in challenging situations. Zoe’s enthusiasm for event management fuels her commitment to excellence in every project she undertakes with attention to details and clients’ requests. In her leisure time, she enjoys short haul trips to neighbouring islands or cities, shopping, and drinking coffees in inspiring cafes.

“I have a passion for concept development, event planning and management, digital marketing, and visual storytelling, with over eight years of photography experience.”
Zoé J Richards

Nick Blok – Project Coordinator

Nick exudes enthusiasm and dedication in the world of event organization. His relentless hard work and meticulous attention to details are the driving forces behind his meteoric rise. His keen eye for detail and commitment to excellence makes him a sought-after talent. With every event he plans, Nick elevates entertainment to new heights, leaving indelible impressions on attendees. As a member of the Next Level family, he’s poised to redefine event planning, one extraordinary occasion at a time. Alongside his dedication to event creation, fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, he is a true social butterfly, thriving in environments where he can connect and engage with others.

“We handle the details; you enjoy the event.”
Nick Blok

Bonne ten Kate – Project Manager

Bonne is an enthusiastic event professional with an unwavering drive to ensure client satisfaction. With a passion for delivering exceptional experiences, Bonne goes above and beyond to exceed expectations. Tirelessly dedicated to every detail, Bonne will surprise you with his commitment until the client’s happiness is achieved. During his years of experience in the event industry, he has worked on countless projects. Determined from the first behind the scenes organizing – up until the broad smile on his face when executing events onsite. Bonne loves the outdoors. In his free time and during holidays he goes hiking through forests and climbing mountains, with a backpack, a tent, and his friends. He loves to do sports, enjoy delicious food, and he is always up for a good laugh.

“The secret to making your vision into reality? It starts with a smile.”
Bonne ten Kate

Jeroen van Ark – Owner

Jeroen van Ark is an experienced and pragmatic professional who has a remarkable ability to alleviate stress from each project. What sets Jeroen apart is his genuine care for each project, treating it as if it were his own. He consistently goes the extra mile, dedicating himself to making every aspect work seamlessly. Jeroen is very passionate about the events industry, with a particular talent for creating innovative ideas and programs from scratch. His approach is collaborative, aiming to inspire his team and peers to unleash their full potential. Outside of work, Jeroen likes to spend time with family, enjoying the simple pleasures of a backyard BBQ or a relaxed round of golf. His love for craft beers and gatherings with friends underscores his belief in creating memories while enjoying life.

“With the right balance between freedom and responsibility you can take on any adventure!”
Jeroen van Ark

Our Values

Core values of our dedicated team.

Work happiness

Work happiness is the result of the right balance between freedom and responsibility.


Building trust through transparency and honesty.


Making genuine contact with our clients and suppliers.

Partners & Affiliations

Our valued partners.

Meeting Professionals International
Unique Venues of Amsterdam
Amsterdam & Partners
Mundus Representation
Mister Everywhere
Mister Amsterdam
The Meetings Space