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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.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Rotterdam

Hello to all Americans in Rotterdam! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Rotterdam? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Rotterdam which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Rotterdam is a city of change and innovation. The Netherlands’ second-most populous city is a diverse city known for its status as a major economic and logistic center not only in the Netherlands but in all of Europe, but also for the city’s emphasis on innovation and design, the local café culture, its many waterways, and much more! With the metro, bus, tram, and waterbus services, as well as numerous bike paths, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Blijdorp or up-and-coming Rotterdam Noord, for example, which are only a 10-minute commute away from Rotterdam’s center.

Although Rotterdam has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Rotterdam, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Rotterdam
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    From United States of America, living in Rotterdam
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    From United States of America, living in Rotterdam
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    From United States of America, living in Rotterdam
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    From United States of America, living in Rotterdam

Meet other Americans in Rotterdam

Connect at Our Events in Rotterdam

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Rotterdam. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Rotterdam. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Rotterdam.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Rotterdam Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Rotterdam expat forums. When you arrive in Rotterdam, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Rotterdam. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Rotterdam to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Meet Ups
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    Jul 5, 10:43 AM
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    I will be out and about today coz the Sun is Shinning again-- col me if you want to meet..0619574968 cheers!

  • My american needs a friend
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    Feb 10, 11:35 AM
    Community member

    Hey Tasha, Would love to grab a pint with him sometime. I am Canadian, but love sports. Golf and NHL Hockey are my number 1 sports. Send me a message on here. Pretty new to this all. Dan

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Rotterdam? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Rotterdam’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Netherlands’ second-most populous city has to offer, from De Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ largest building, to the iconic Erasmusbrug, a bridge over 800 m long linking the north of Rotterdam to the south, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Rotterdam and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Rotterdam.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Rotterdam and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Rotterdam Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Rotterdam at Our Events

Our community in Rotterdam is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Rotterdam’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the Ijsselmeer. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in the Netherlands nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Rotterdam!