Amsterdam

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Salil Padmanabh

"At the InterNations events here in Amsterdam, I've come to know so many friendly expats. Both Indians and expatriates from other countries. "

Isabella Martinez

"For my little daughter I've been looking for a good language teacher who also speaks Spanish. I've finally found him on InterNations."

Our Community of Expatriates in Amsterdam Welcomes You!

Hallo en welkom to our warm and friendly expat community in Amsterdam, the vibrant and world renowned capital of the Netherlands. Here at InterNations, we know how difficult it can be relocating your entire life to a new city, and so we aim to take as much of the stress and hassle out of this process as possible. We firmly believe that communication and sharing experiences is the best way to learn, so through our busy online community (and real life get-togethers) we offer any expat the support and information they need, given to them by those who have been in a similar situation themselves. Want to find a property in an affordable yet desirable area of the city, but don't know your Nieuwmarktbuurt from your De Pijp? Want to know the best restaurants, clubs, bars, and coffee shops in town, from a local perspective? Or simply find that perfect apartment overlooking a secluded canal for a decent price? Any, and hopefully all, of your questions can easily be answered by our strong network of expats with a cumulative wealth of experience when it comes to living, working and relaxing in the picturesque city of Amsterdam. After your arrival, we offer you a helpful and personal gateway into Amsterdam life and an easy introduction to other like-minded expats living in Amsterdam, who can guide you on your way to fully assimilating yourself into the local environment and culture. From trying delicious stroopwafels in one of the cities many local bakeries, to experiencing a riot of orange-colored dancing and festivities during the Koningsdag, or King's Day, celebrations, there is plenty of scope to immerse yourself in local culture in Amsterdam, while still staying connected to your homeland through our expat community.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Jeddah or Riyadh.

Join Our Exciting Events in Amsterdam

Attend our monthly events and activities for Amsterdam expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Amsterdam Expat Guides

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Exchange Tips about living in Amsterdam

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Amsterdam expat forums.

What Is Expat Life in Amsterdam Like?

Amsterdam is a city world renowned for its picturesque beauty. With over 100 kilometers of canals and long, straight streets lined by stunning, tall, and thin townhouses (some of which date back to the 17th century), Amsterdam is one of those rare unmistakable cities that oozes charm and character. As a vibrant and busy international business and tourism destination, many locals in Amsterdam will be happy to speak and work in English. There are also many ways to learn Dutch, not least through conversation with our InterNations Community who will be happy to assist you with any queries or difficulties you may have adjusting to the particulars of life in Amsterdam.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

InterNations: The Easiest Way to Grow Your Expat Network in Amsterdam

For example, you can join our Amsterdam Language Exchange Group to help pick up Dutch, or any other language that people from our wide range of expats have learnt; or go to one of the professional networking meetings to help kick-start your career in Amsterdam with some new professional contacts. These two are just the tip of the iceberg, presenting a small sample of the extensive range of groups and events InterNations members run in Amsterdam and around the world. From expat cinema clubs, to singles nights and cycling (an ubiquitous method of travel in Amsterdam, check out the bike racks by the station on a weekday during working hours to see just how popular) or sailing clubs, there is an InterNations Group for any taste or hobby, allowing you to continue doing the things you loved doing before your move, with a carefully vetted and like-minded group of English speaking expats from all corners of the globe. However, we also understand that your needs aren't always purely social, and our guides as well as our members will do their best happy to answer any questions you might have about work permits, business laws, property purchase agreements, and anything else you require before setting up your new life in Amsterdam, one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world.

Salil Padmanabh

"At the InterNations events here in Amsterdam, I've come to know so many friendly expats. Both Indians and expatriates from other countries. "

Isabella Martinez

"For my little daughter I've been looking for a good language teacher who also speaks Spanish. I've finally found him on InterNations."

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