The Netherlands has been called a 'planners' paradise'. Planners really can make a difference, and the work of Dutch planners has been internationally acknowledged. Groninger Society of Planners Ekistics is a Dutch association of urban planners that studied or are studying planning at the University of Groningen. Dutch planners have been internationally acknowledged. Amsterdam has enjoyed praise as a 'grounded utopia', an exemplar of the 'just city'. "Dutch planners do live in what others are inclined to see as a planners' paradise", because strategic planning seems to work, in practice, and the Netherlands appears to be a well-planned place. The outcomes of the interviews can neither be assumed to be representative of the 'average young planner' in the Netherlands, who does not exist in practice. Nor does it provide an overview of all the strategies pursued by young planners.