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  • Connect with fellow Irish in the Netherlands

  • Get information in our Netherlands guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in the Netherlands

  • Pascal Tremblay

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

InterNations – Uniting Irish living in the Netherlands

Would you like to get in touch with other Irish in the Netherlands? Are you in need of help and advice from your Irish compatriots? Or would you like to join other Irish expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the Ijsselmeer?

Whether you have settled as an expat in the Netherlands or are still living in Ireland and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations the Netherlands offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of Irish expats in the Netherlands, coming from all corners of Ireland - from Cork, over Dublin to Limerick.

Irish Expats Moving to the Netherlands: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in the Netherlands, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in the Netherlands. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in the Netherlands? As an expat in the Netherlands, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in the Netherlands currently are:

  • British
  • Americans
  • Italians
  • Indians

Which cities are most popular among expats in the Netherlands? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in the Netherlands:

  • Amsterdam
  • The Hague
  • Rotterdam

How much rent do expats pay in the Netherlands? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 1.375 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.645 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within the Netherlands.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in the Netherlands.

Average rent in Amsterdam

  • Single expats: 1.735 USD
  • Expat families: 2.405 USD

Average rent in The Hague

  • Single expats: 1.205 USD
  • Expat families: 1.675 USD

Average rent in Rotterdam

  • Single expats: 1.434 USD
  • Expat families: 1.836 USD

How safe are the Netherlands?
You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in the Netherlands as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is the Netherlands for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in the Netherlands as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in the Netherlands (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Find Tips and Advice on the Netherlands from Irish Expats

Of course, expat living in the Netherlands is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Irish is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Dutch way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Irish in the Netherlands, residing in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Irish in Amsterdam or Irish in The Hague.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Irish food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Dutch InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Ireland in the Netherlands.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our the Netherlands Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get Irish stew in The Hague.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for the Netherlands to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Irish embassy.

From the Ijsselmeer to the linguistically unique province of Friesland, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Irish expats in the Netherlands.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Irish in the Netherlands

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in the Netherlands. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Dutch stamppot, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Amsterdam’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see modern urban life in Amsterdam as well as other beautiful landmarks in the Netherlands.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from Ireland and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Dia duit from our Irish living in the Netherlands!

Meet other Irish at our events in the Netherlands

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

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

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

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