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  • Connect with fellow Dutch in Norway

  • Get information in our Norway guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Norway

  • David Hicks

    Thanks to my network on InterNations, I already had some contact persons to ask for support on coming to Oslo.

InterNations – Uniting Dutch living in Norway

Would you like to get in touch with other Dutch in Norway? Are you in need of help and advice from your Dutch compatriots? Or would you like to join other Dutch expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the "Stor-Oslo-regionen" to the south?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Norway or are still living in the Netherlands and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Norway 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 Dutch expats in Norway, coming from all corners of the Netherlands - from The Hague, over Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

Dutch Expats Moving to Norway: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Norway, 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 Norway. 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 Norway? As an expat in Norway, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Norway currently are:

  • British
  • Americans
  • Indians
  • Germans

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

  • Oslo
  • Bergen
  • Tromsø

How much rent do expats pay in Norway? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 1.125 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.675 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Norway.

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

Average rent in Oslo

  • Single expats: 1.211 USD
  • Expat families: 1.850 USD

Average rent in Bergen

  • Single expats: 1.155 USD
  • Expat families: 1.702 USD

Average rent in Tromsø

  • Single expats: 995 USD
  • Expat families: 1.645 USD

How safe is Norway? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Norway 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 Norway for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in Norway as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Norway (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 Norway from Dutch Expats

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

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

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

From the "Stor-Oslo-regionen" to the south to the "Land of the Midnight Sun", beyond the Arctic Circle, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Dutch expats in Norway.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Dutch in Norway

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Norway. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Norwegian lutefisk, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Oslo’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see medieval and early modern Hanseatic trading centres as well as other beautiful landmarks in Norway.

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

Meet other Dutch at our events in Norway

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

May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM
2 attendees
We are going to rent a cabin in the historical place of Rjukan for this weekend. The plan is to leave on Saturday morning and come back on Monday. We have a car with two more seats available. But feel
May 18, 2024, 3:00 PM
17 attendees
Are you in Oslo during this long weekend, and want to do some outdoors activity? Join us for this fun activity on Bygdøy at the Huk beach. This activity is suitable for people that know the basics o
May 18, 2024, 8:00 PM
6 attendees
Hello Everyone! I warmly welcome you to the next InterNations Stavanger event at Olivia Restaurant. This event will be flavored with a special atmosphere due to the celebration of "17 Mai", as Norway
May 19, 2024, 1:00 PM
10 attendees
This year's photo opp! Join us for a lovely walk up to our mini version of "Trolltunga" and a photo session for those who feel like it. Afterwards we walk up to Estenstadhytta to enjoy a chat and the

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    From Netherlands, living in Bergen
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    From Netherlands, living in Bergen
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    From Netherlands, living in Oslo
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    From Netherlands, living in Stavanger
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    From Netherlands, living in Trondheim
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    From Netherlands, living in Stavanger
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    From Netherlands, living in Bergen
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    From Netherlands, living in Bergen
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    From Netherlands, living in Trondheim

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  • David Hicks

    Thanks to my network on InterNations, I already had some contact persons to ask for support on coming to Oslo.

  • Amelie Barreau

    Enjoying the great spirit of our InterNations’ Oslo Community for the last few months, I am absolutely convinced of the vision to bring people from different nations together.

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