Well – you’ve made that important first step, so welcome to TGH!
I don’t think there’s any secret to how all this works 🙂
For the moment, sit back and wait for people (like me) to say hi.
Another thing you might try is to click on the ‘Social’ tab on the header bar and then on ‘Member Directory’ in the drop down menu. If you then select Netherlands in the ‘Country’ field you’ll see that there are 165 members. You can refine the search further to find out if any of them are near you.