Goededag, and a warm welcome to our InterNations Communities in the Netherlands! Our expat community is a vast network of supportive, friendly and knowledgeable expats living in the Netherlands and around the world. If you're getting ready to relocate or have already made the move to the Netherlands, then our friendly and informative members will be happy to help you in making the right choices and in making your move a success. You might be looking for answers to questions like “which suburb of Amsterdam is affordable for a family?” or “what's the education system like in the Netherlands?”. Whatever you need to know, our community is a valuable support network of expats that can help you to make your move that bit easier by sharing their experiences, tips, and advice with you.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Netherlands expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Netherlands expat forums.
The beautiful coastal European country of the Netherlands is famous for its low-lying plains, made up of impressive canal networks, cycling routes, iconic tulip fields, and its historic capital, Amsterdam. The sixth largest economy in the EU, the Netherlands has a high focus in industries such as food processing, petroleum refining and electrical machinery. The country is also home to a number of multinational companies, and lots of recruitment agencies, so many expats move to the Netherlands for work opportunities. Its stable economy usually means moving to work in the Netherlands is a safe move for expats. The country is already made up of a large number of expatriates and has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU. Highly-skilled workers are in high demand in the Netherlands, particularly for jobs in the financial, IT and engineering sectors. You also do not have to speak Dutch to work in the Netherlands, as many large international companies have English as their working language. However, it is definitely a plus to learn the local language, and will help you to make Dutch friends.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Malaysia or Qatar, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
You can feel safe when interacting through InterNations, as every member has gone through a careful approval process to be a part of our expat network. Every user understands the guiding principles and “netiquette” of InterNations and how to interact in a safe and trustworthy fashion. You can also get together with your fellow expats in person by attending our InterNations Official Events or signing up for one (or more) of the many groups on offer in some of the Netherlands' most exciting locations, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Breda, and Utrecht. Explore the city of Amsterdam, meet up with potential colleagues at the professional networking group in the Hague, or get fit as part of Rotterdam's sport club. Start your social life start here with other like-minded people, and get set to enjoy your new life in the Netherlands.