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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.

The American Book Center (ABC) is a fiercely independent and family-owned bookshop with stores in Amsterdam, The Hague, Leidschendam, and a pop-up store in Amstelveen. Our international team of booksellers makes great customer service their first priority – we love to surprise you with your next read.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.”

Finding your way in a foreign country is hard enough. That’s why Prijsvergelijken helps expats find the best subscription suitable for their needs. Whether it’s a fast broadband connection or a phone subscription with unlimited data. Our customer service is always happy to help – all in English of course.

SPEAK is a social start-up aiming to connect refugees, migrants and locals through language and culture exchanges in order to build a SPEAK community with mutual support.

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”.

Do you need a sworn translation of your official documents for the Dutch authorities?
Or do you need a sworn translation for use in your home country? Urgent Vertalen, based in The Hague, provides sworn translations for all languages. Official, fast, and always at a competitive rate.

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