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  • Get information in our Utrecht guide

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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.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Utrecht

Hello to all Americans in Utrecht! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Utrecht? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Utrecht 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: Utrecht is more than just an important transportation hub. The capital of the Utrecht province is a university city known for its central position in the Netherlands and the corresponding connections to the rest of the country, but also for its status as the main religious center, the relaxed lifestyle, a famed cafe culture, and much more! With the available suburban trains (sneltram) and local buses as well as a very bike-friendly city layout, 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 neighborhoods to the east (e.g. Oudwijk, Wittevrouwen) or northeast (e.g. Tuindorp, Vogelenbuurt, Tuinwijk), which are less than a 10-minute bike ride away from Utrecht’s center.

Although Utrecht 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 Utrecht, 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 Utrecht
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    From United States of America, living in Utrecht
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    From United States of America, living in Utrecht
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    From United States of America, living in Utrecht
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    From United States of America, living in Utrecht

Meet other Americans in Utrecht

Connect at Our Events in Utrecht

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Utrecht. 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 Utrecht. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Utrecht.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Utrecht Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Utrecht expat forums. When you arrive in Utrecht, 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 Utrecht. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Utrecht 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.

  • Cell Phone Service
    5 replies
    Mar 22, 10:34 PM
    Community member

    You can also try less "famous" operators like Simpel. Very cheap rates in comparison to the giants. Besides it is on T-Mobile network and for 5 EUR you can have 100 mins to call abroad (some of the …

  • Utrecht Swimming Pools
    2 replies
    Oct 22, 10:19 AM
    Community member

    Thanks Arun! Yes it's a nice one. But too far out of my way (I am in Oog in Al and commute to Hoograven). I polled the expats on Facebook as well and no one has found another location besides these - …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

One of the oldest Dutch cities, Utrecht 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 Utrecht? 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 Utrecht’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the capital of the Utrecht province has to offer, from the many pleasant restaurants and cafés situated along the Oudegracht canal to Utrecht’s ancient city center with its many medieval buildings, 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 Utrecht and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Utrecht.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Utrecht 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 Utrecht Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Utrecht at Our Events

Our Utrecht community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Utrecht’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the linguistically unique province of Friesland. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in the Netherlands in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Utrecht!