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Dutch Expats in Somalia?

Connect with fellow Dutch in Somalia
Get information in our Somalia guide
Join exciting events and activities
Exchange tips about expat life in Somalia

Tobias Karlsen

"My job in Mogadishu brought me here, but I found great people to network and stay in touch with on the InterNations platform. "

Maria Borges

"Through InterNations, I found out more about expat health care and development aid in Somalia. Thanks! "

InterNations – Connecting Dutch living in Somalia

Are you looking for fellow Dutch in Somalia? Do you need advice and tips from your Dutch countrymen? Or would you like to go for a trip with other Dutch expats to discover attractions like the rugged east-west ranges of the Karkaar Mountains together?

Whether you are already living as an expat in Somalia or still residing at home in Netherlands to prepare your relocation abroad, InterNations Somalia provides you with all you need: Founded in 2007, our trusted community has quickly established itself as the international networking platform for expats and global minds worldwide. Among our members there is also a number of Dutch expats in Somalia, hailing from all across Netherlands - from Rotterdam, over The Hague to Amsterdam.

Meet other Dutch at our events in Somalia

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

Find More Information in Our Somalia Expat Guides

  • Moving to Somalia

    Thanks to its wild areas and at times extreme weather, Somalia can boast of a wide range of fauna and flora, both guaranteeing beautiful natural landscapes but also making some parts uninhabited and dangerous. Discover all the challenges and opportunities of moving to Somalia in our guide!
  • Living in Somalia

    Somalia is not a common destination for expats, but living there can be an exciting adventure. It is, however, important to be cautious and well-prepared: read in our InterNations Expat Guide some useful advice about the services, facilities and infrastructures.
  • Working in Somalia

    Working in Somalia could be complicated for expats, but knowing the leading sectors, the proper job hunting techniques and the local bureaucracy is definitely an advantage. Check out these aspects and some other useful tips in the InterNations Expat Guide!

Receive Information and Tips about Somalia from Dutch Expats

Obviously, embarking on expat life in Somalia is not only about packing boxes and getting some paperwork done. The regular exchange with your Dutch compatriots is also an important aspect of the expat experience and can help you get accustomed to the Somali culture and people. InterNations helps you meet and interact with other Dutch in Somalia, living in Mogadishu, Kismayo, Hargaisa and many other places across the country. Just take a look at our group of Dutch in Mogadishu.

So, if you should ever feel like speaking your mother tongue, finding out where to shop for Dutch food, or chatting about your favorite team’s latest match, join the Dutch InterNations Community:

  • Browse our high-quality expat network to find like-minded expatriates from Netherlands in Somalia.
  • Receive and share advice in our Somalia Expat Forums – e.g. how to find a nanny speaking your kids’ native tongue or where to shop for stamppot in Mogadishu...
  • Browse the InterNations Places database for Somalia to find institutions like the nearest Dutch embassy and many others.

From the rugged east-west ranges of the Karkaar Mountains to the Gulf of Aden, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly Dutch expats in Somalia.

Take Part in Various Expat Activities to Meet Fellow Dutch in Somalia

Additionally, you are cordially invited to participate in our regular expat events and activities taking place in Somalia. Our events cover various interests and range from a small expat dinner to enjoy the traditional Somali halwo, to big expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in Mogadishu's top locations. You may also join one of our expat excursions for a weekend trip to visit the Suuqa Bakaaraha in Mogadishu, the autonomous region of Somaliland, and other impressive landmarks across Somalia.

This way, our events and activities are a very nice occasion to meet fellow expats from Netherlands and around the world in a casual atmosphere. Interested? Sign up for membership and you’ll soon be welcomed with a warm Goededag from our Dutch living in Somalia!