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  • Connect with fellow New Zealanders 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 – The Place for New Zealanders Living in the Netherlands

Want to connect with the expat community of New Zealanders in the Netherlands? Looking for New Zealand compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other New Zealand expats to go on an excursion to the Ijsselmeer with?

InterNations the Netherlands offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in the Netherlands or are still in New Zealand planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of New Zealand expats in the Netherlands is going very strong, with members having roots all across New Zealand - from Christchurch, over Auckland to Wellington.

Kiwis 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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Tips and Advice on the Netherlands from Your Fellow New Zealand Expats

Obviously, expat life in the Netherlands goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow New Zealanders is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Dutch mentality and way of life. New Zealanders in the Netherlands are a part of our community, calling cities such as The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow New Zealanders in Amsterdam, for example.

Wondering where to shop for New Zealand delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Dutch InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from New Zealand.
  • On the the Netherlands Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get pavlova in Amsterdam, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for the Netherlands has information on the nearest New Zealand embassy and many other institutions.

From the Ijsselmeer to the linguistically unique province of Friesland, you can meet supportive and friendly New Zealand expats in the Netherlands on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow New Zealanders in the Netherlands

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in the Netherlands. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Dutch stamppot, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Amsterdam’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover the Netherlands? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the quaint clichés of flower fields, canals and windmills and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from New Zealand and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Hello from our New Zealanders living in the Netherlands!

Meet other New Zealanders at our events in the Netherlands

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

May 24, 2024, 6:20 PM
1 attendee
American aspiring writer Jesse and French student Celine meet on a European train and decide to spend a night together in Vienna. First part of the classic Before film series. NB: This film is Engli
In May we meet in WestCord Hotel at their Bar & Brasserie Lumen. The impressive high ceiling immediately catches your eye in this spacious venue with a unique bar and lounge. Indulge in a drink in th
May 24, 2024, 8:30 PM
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It is the month of May and it is time for our get-together. Let's meet on Friday 24/05/24 20:30 at Grand Cafe Mr Bakels in Zuiderdiep to chat and socialize. Looking forward!
May 25, 2024, 7:30 PM
20 attendees
Let's make Saturday night party night. We welcome you to join us for drinks and (depending on interest) an “after party” with music somewhere near Leidseplein or Rembrandtplein. About the venue: (...

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  • 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.

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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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