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.
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.
Businessbreakfasts.nl is a platform for international entrepreneurs to build business relationships and generate leads. Founded by Lara Wilkens, our mission is to bridge the gap between Dutch and international entrepreneurs by connecting, inspiring and educating business owners through presentations and demonstrations provided by experts and established entrepreneurs.
BYNCO (Buy Your Next Car Online) is the Dutch nr. 1 car-webshop for expats, providing a possibility to buy a car in the comfort of your own home.
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
Empower Amsterdam in a non-profit organisation providing free coaching support and guidance for unemployed international professionals based in the Netherlands.
Expat Events organises, facilitates and promotes events for expats and expat related people. Check our Calendar for all Expat related events.
Expat Republic is a leading media company aimed at improving and enriching the lives of expatriates living in The Netherlands. They frequently organise events and seminars as well as provide a myriad of useful, engaging and fun information. Find out how they can help tell your story to a huge international, diverse and dynamic community.
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.
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 (Fairs and Events for the International Community)
ICAP (International Community Advisory Panel)
“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 IamExpat.de.
ICAP, the International Community Advisory Panel, is an initiative that acts as an independent bridge between the international community, the government, and civic organisations in the Netherlands. It aims to establish an independent forum which represents and reflects the views of the international community on issues which have an impact on the country’s attractiveness as a place to live in and do business.
ICP (International Community Platform)
International Locals Amsterdam
International Women’s Networking Group
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.
IWNG (International Women’s Networking Group) is a steadily growing network based in Rotterdam, for international women at all stages of their professional career or entrepreneurship. They organize monthly social events to foster personal connections and various formal events throughout the year focused on professional development. We empower women to not survive but thrive.
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.
Daily English news and views for the International community in The Hague region. Organiser of “Feel at Home – The International Community Fair”.
Quarterly English-language magazine and books for expatriates living in the Netherlands.