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Pascal Tremblay

Living in Netherlands, from Canada

"With InterNations as my network, I have been able to make many friends learn the ins and outs about living in The Hague."

Lastri Sasongko

Living in Netherlands, from Indonesia

"Making new friends and contacts in the Hague was much easier once I began to attent InterNations events."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in the Netherlands

  • Join our community and get to know members of Netherlands’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Dutch expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and many other regions

Our Expat Community in the Netherlands Welcomes You!

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.

Next to the Netherlands we host several more communities in Western Europe, e.g., our network of China Expat. Or you might be interested in our Spain Expat community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for Netherlands Expatriates

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the Netherlands Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in the Netherlands, their partners and families.

Netherlands Guide for Expats

Netherlands Expat Guide

Expat Forum Netherlands

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Netherlands expat forums.

Netherlands Expat Forum

Netherlands Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Netherlands Expat Events

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in the Netherlands

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.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expat Malaysia to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Qatar Expatriates instead!

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in the Netherlands

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.

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