Expat Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a great place for an expat to live, with its canals, museums, historic buildings, great restaurants and nightlife as well as all the facilities you would expect, like a council-run Expat Centre. The Expat Amsterdam website provides a quick and easy overview of local information sources and service providers to help you make the most of your stay.

Local advice and information
City council website I Amsterdam
Amsterdam Accountant

Arts and Culture
Easy Laughs
John Adams Institute
ABC Treehouse
Inplayers international theatre group
French Institute
Words in Here
Amsterdam Writers

Boot huren Vecht
Boot huren Amsterdam
Sloep huren Amsterdam
Private dining Amsterdam
Varen op de Vecht
Boot huren Amsterdam
Sloep huren Vecht

Business and networking clubs
Amsterdam American Business Club
Club of Amsterdam
European Professional Women’s Network of Amsterdam
JCI Amsterdam International

Business Services
Account Amsterdam
Webdesign Amsterdam
Fashion hotel
Taxi Schiphol

Amsterdam Vindd

Children and babies
Amsterdam Mamas
Kind4Kids Babysitting
Blue Umbrella Childcare Support
Great Au Pair
Montessori Playgroup
2 Voices Playgroup
Robbeburg International Playgroup

Housing & housing services
Rental housing
Perfect Housing, expat rentals
Riool ontstoppen Amsterdam
Loodgieter Amstelveen
Stukadoor Amsterdam
Elektricien Amsterdam
Verhuislift Amsterdam

Learning Dutch
Talen Coach
Easy Dutch Plus
Language Partners
Top Taal

Local blogs
Life in Amsterdam
Underwater Amsterdam
This Amsterdam
Amsterdam foodie
Spotted by locals
News from Amsterdam

Amsterdam botox
Amsterdam pedicure

Orthodontist in Amsterdam
Dental hygienist in Amsterdam
Chiropractor in Amsterdam
Plastic surgery in Amsterdam
Acupuncture Amsterdam
Implantology Amsterdam
Tandarts Haarlem
Dierenarts in Amsterdam

City council list of religious organisations

British School of Amsterdam
International School of Amsterdam
Japanese School of Amsterdam
Lycee Van Gogh
Amsterdam International Community School
Amsterdam bijles
Amsterdam huiswerkbegeleiding

Social clubs
French women’s club
Cosmo Polite
Green Drinks
British Society of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Multi Meet Up Group
International Women’s Contact Amsterdam
Meet in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Expat Meetup Group
American Women’s Club of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Social and Book Club

Personal trainer Amsterdam
Sauna Amsterdam
Sportschool Amsterdam
Amsterdamsche Cricket Club
Prime Pilates
Running club
Expat football
English Speaking Yoga Classes
Amsterdam climbers
Footy Amsterdam
ABF International Sports Club
Amstelveense Rugby Club
Amsterdam Gaelic Athletic Football Club
Amsterdam Hash House Harriers
Australian Rules Football
Amsterdam Agents, floorball
Amsterdam Lowlanders Gay Rugby Club
Qi kwan Do
Amsterdam Mixed Football Group
The Randstad Harings Sub Aqua
Boot Camp

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About Us

The website Expats in Amsterdam aims to provide expats with a quick and easy reference guide to local information providers and services which cater to the city’s international residents.

Photos from Holland.com
The website published by Dutch News BV

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam itself has a population of around 800,000 and is home to thousands of expats and international workers. The city boasts over 160 different nationalities and some 45% of the city’s population do not have Dutch parents.

Amsterdam prides itself on its open attitude to new arrivals and was one of the first cities in the country to set up specialist services to help expats and internationals settle in. This has led to a booming industry in expat services such as lawyers, housing agencies and companies specialising in jobs for expats.

The city derives its name from the dam over the river Amstel. It started out as a small fishing village but soon grew into one of the most important ports in the world. The city’s 17th century canal rings are part of the Unesco world heritage list.

Amsterdam also includes the oldest stock exchange in the world and some of the world’s best museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum.

Amsterdam Jobs

Amsterdam is not the political capital of the Netherlands but is home to the country’s financial centre and some of its biggest firms, such as Philips and the ING and ABN Amro banking groups, which employ many expats. The Zuidas business district on the southern edge of the city is being developed as a vibrant new office area for international companies. Amsterdam’s canal area is also a popular location for advertising agencies and creative companies.

Where to live in Amsterdam

The city centre is a popular place for Amsterdam expats to live but can be very expensive. The eastern dockland area has also been extensively redeveloped and offers a large range of modern housing with views over the river. The newer parts of the city east and west of the city centre offer more affordable housing. Noord is also becoming a popular area for internationals and number of media companies have set up business there. Amsterdam city council has strict rules about rental housing so you have to be careful if you use an agency that they are properly licenced.

Expat Amsterdam

The Amsterdam expat centre is operated by the city council to help people who move to the city find their feet. Amsterdam expats can go for help with paperwork and to register with the IND and the website provides a wealth of information to help people settle in. This includes listings of Amsterdam expat services.

There are many agencies to help new arrivals find housing in Amsterdam. Amsterdam also has several international schools and childcare groups which are happy to accept non-Dutch speaking children. You will also be able to find lawyers and financial advisors in Amsterdam who specialise in helping internationals. It might also be usefull to check Google Amsterdam Bedrijven guide.

Other cities

Expats in Amsterdam has the following partner websites:


Expat Amstelveen http://www.expatamstelveen.com
Expats in Almere http://www.expatsinalmere.com
Expats in Amsterdam http://www.expatsinamsterdam.com
Expat Arnhem http://www.expatarnhem.com
Expat Breda http://www.expatbreda.com
Expats in Delft http://www.expatsindelft.com
Expats in Eindhoven http://www.expatsineindhoven.com
Expat Enschede http://www.expatenschede.com
Expats in Groningen http://www.expatsingroningen.com
Expats in Haarlem http://www.expatsinhaarlem.com
Expat Hilversum http://www.expathilversum.com
Expat Leeuwarden http://www.expatleeuwarden.com
Expats in Leiden http://www.expatsinleiden.com
Expats in Maastricht http://www.expatsinmaastricht.com
Expats in Nijmegen http://www.expatsinnijmegen.com
Expats in Rotterdam http://www.expatsinrotterdam.com
Expats in The Hague http://www.expatsinthehague.com
Expats in Tilburg http://www.expatsintilburg.com
Expats in Utrecht http://www.expatsinutrecht.com
Expat Wassenaar http://www.expatwassenaar.com


If you want to market your products and services to expats in Amsterdam, you can make the most of your advertising budget by using the local Expat Amsterdam service. This means you can target expats and internationals directly, without wasting your money on advertising to the rest of the country.


If you are a small firm or freelancer in Amsterdam, the Expat Amsterdam service will help you to reach international workers and residents for as little as €2 a week.


Amsterdam law firms for expats, housing companies in Amsterdam, Amsterdam language schools, Amsterdam childcare services, Amsterdam relocation agencies, financial advisors and healthcare services such as parodontologie, endodontologie, implantologie can all benefit from the approach offered by Expat Amsterdam.


Internationals also need other services which Amsterdam companies have to offer. Think Amsterdam painter and decorators, renting boats in Amsterdam, hiring a car in Amsterdam or finding an Amsterdam plumber or garage. Expat Amsterdam can help every sort of service provider reach the city’s foreign population.


Expat Amsterdam is operated by the Dutch News BV group.


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