We are Archipel

As our name might suggest, Archipel is a group of learning solutions that together form a whole, just like a group of islands. With the help of our curious and friendly octopus Archi, a group of ambitious and enthusiastic professionals is dedicated to developing the new innovative solutions of tomorrow. They make a powerful team!

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Archipel came about from taking a different look at learning and development. When we started out as 'learning consultants', we observed a trend that was preventing clients from rolling out an effective learning environment. More and more challenges are forcing organizations to change faster. And L&D did not offer a solution to this at that time. Change was needed.

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Where do we come from?
We asked ourselves: How do we get organisations to learn differently , without experiencing the usual problems? And how do we make learning and development not only flexible and effective , but truly future-proof too? Archipel was created in response to these questions as an all-in-one learning platform. A single solution to all these challenges.
Where are we going?
Archipel is the leading all-in-one learning platform in Europe. We see it as our mission to change the way we learn and develop and make it future-proof. The constantly changing needs of organizations and a new generation of employees require a personalized, agile approach to learning. That's why we are not only developing adaptive learning systems right now, but we are also continuously working on innovative solutions for the future. So that 'lifelong learning' can become a reality. Unlimited growth.
How do we do it?
Archipel makes the fragmented world of training not just accessible in one place, but also more personal, impactful and cheaper. It considers what and how you want to learn, it's unlimited and is precisely tailored to each employee. We also take care of all the administrative hassle so that our customers can focus on what they do best. Our brand values are our moral compass throughout our journey. A scale-up with a start-up mentality!

Growing unlimited at Archipel


Schouten & Nelissen establishes a separate label to support organisations with streamlining learning processes, organisation and procurement.


Archipel Academy becomes its own independent company.


A year of building a unique service in collaboration with major organisations in the Netherlands: we do it differently. Our promise: to make learning more personal, less expensive and more impactful.


Archipel Academy is nominated multiple times in the categories: fastest growing scale-up (FD Gazelle), most innovative scale-up (Blue Tulip Awards) and innovative roadmap for Artificial Intelligence (AI) & learning (Netherlands Enterprise Agency)


The unique approach is working: 2020 is a year of tremendous growth. From 8 to 67 employees and from 9 to 150 great clients.


A revolution in training land: Archipel Unlimited. After a successful launch, over 7,500 employees at VodafoneZiggo have had access to unlimited learning since 2020. In the classroom, online and everything in between. All at a low fixed price per year. The future is Unlimited and is now available to any organization.


In 2022, we passed the magic mark of 100 employees. And we are continuing to grow quite literally without limits.

What we stand for

Is there just one formula for success? No, we don’t think so. But we have come a long way armed with our core values and our ‘no such thing as can’t’ mantra. And we’re quite proud of that.

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Enterprising by nature
At Archipel, we see problems as opportunities. Making mistakes without restrictions, getting back up and starting over. This is the only way can we develop amazingly creative solutions together. And arrive at real innovation. It gives us a proactive edge. And that's what makes us enterprising by nature.
We make it personal
We work with our clients, not for them. We take a genuine interest. We share the challenge, sitting around the table, consulting with you and providing advice. And that makes it personal. For us and for them. After all, our clients are 'part of the Archipel family'.
T.S.F. | Transparent | Sincere | Flexible
At Archipel we do not keep secrets. Neither from each other, nor from our clients. It wouldn't be possible when working so closely with our clients and partners. You need to be able to tell each other the truth with sincerity, respond flexibly to sudden challenges and be able to count on each other because a deal is a deal. This is how we build lasting relationships based on trust. And that's really great!
Learning is in our blood
We are not just another EdTech company, learning is in our DNA. We understand challenges within the continuously changing market. Learning should be fluid and personal. Human beings are not all the same, they are unique. Everyone has their own learning needs. Every organisation deserves a learning platform that increases the ability of employees to adapt. Learning should stay fun and they should be able to face any challenge with confidence. Fit for the future.

Would you like a coffee?

We would love to get to know you! We can take you on a half-hour virtual tour and tell you all about the myriad possibilities at Archipel Academy. The great advantage of this is that you can see how it all works and ask any questions on the spot.

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