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Living in the Netherlands

Meeting new people in a new city or finding new interests is not an easy task. Fortunately, our partners help expats to find easy ways to build social life and make friends. There are many expat, international clubs and associations to join, become a member of. Contacting our Partners can help you to meet people with whom you have a shared experience, interests, language and who are in the same situation as yourself. On below listed websites you will find other answers to the questions you have, make networks and discover new ways of understanding and appreciating your host country. Some of our Partners provide online resources, radio and news outlets that will help you to get to know what is in the Dutch spotlight right now.

AHL Advocaten is a close, versatile and experienced team that stands for your rights.

The American Book Center (ABC for short) is an English-language bookstore with shops in the heart of Amsterdam and The Hague.

Amsterdam Mamas is a non-profit organisation that provides information and support to the international community by connecting parents and parents-to-be both online and offline.

Broadcast Amsterdam is a new non-profit English language media organisation providing accessible English language information and lifestyle content for all of Amsterdam. In 2018, Broadcast Amsterdam starts an English language radio station for Amsterdam.

Meet women from all over the world (literally), and find your place with us here, amongst friendly faces.

Dutch news in English for internationals

Your voice in the Netherlands

Expat Events organises, facilitates and promotes events for expats and expat related people. Check our Calendar for all Expat related events.

Essential information about living in the Netherlands.

The Expatriate Archive Centre preserves the life stories of expats worldwide, for research and for the future. New contributions are welcome, in any language and from any country.

For expats who come or already live in Utrecht. To meet, greet and share items with each other about living in Utrecht as an expat.

Capturing your precious moments.

GMW lawyers is a law firm based in The Hague that has one goal: to achieve the best result for you. Since 1989, we have been helping international and local individuals, companies and organisations to solve their legal problems. Our lawyers can assist you with questions about family law and estate planning, employment and pensions, property and tenancy, liability and company law.

Here in Holland (HiH) the podcast for internationals about the Netherlands. The Here in Holland Interview podcast brings you new insights, top tips and advice from experts so you get the most out of life in the Netherlands. The Here in Holland Story podcast gives you great stories from internationals just like you.

“I am not a tourist” organizes fairs and events in the Netherlands to serve the international community living, working and studying in the Netherlands.

The online media platform offering up-to-date information, news, housing & career services, lifestyle tips and events for all internationals in the Netherlands.  Now also in Germany

ICP is the global talent catalyst, that aims to improve living and working environment of global talent. We create opportunities for growth by improving connections between it’s members, governments, educational institutes, service providers, innovation hubs & programs, to improve the quality of life on topics relevant for international employees in The Netherlands.

International Locals website is focused on entertaining, informing and assisting expats and internationals living in Amsterdam.

The Economic Board Utrecht (EBU) and its partners form the International Talent Community Utrecht Region (ITCU), which has developed a comprehensive package of integrated, multilingual services to help extend an actual and virtual ‘warm welcome’ to all newcomers and their spouses, international businesses and knowledge institutions.

M-space is a graphic design studio based in The Hague. It is made up of Maartje Schuurmans, Marcel van den Berg and Marek Moggré. As a collective we combine our individual craft and experience to communicate our clients’ message: capturing the essence in image and form.

We work with our clients, listening to your story to create a visual identity which reflects who you are – and resonates with your clients. The compass in this process: your core values, what your clients can expect from you. When what you stand for aligns with how you are seen – trustworthiness is enhanced. And that is what we strive to offer our clients by adding an artistic flare to your house-style and visual identity.”

Production & promotion of English language theatre in the Netherlands.

English-speaking child and adolescent psychology practice providing individualized support to expatriate children.

Daily English news and views for the International community in The Hague region. Organiser of “Feel at Home – The International Community Fair”.

The World in Your Classroom is a volunteer programme for internationals to give a guest lecture in English about their home country or a conversation course in French, German or Spanish at Dutch high schools in the Hague region.

Quarterly English-language magazine and books for expatriates living in the Netherlands.