Is Amsterdam Finally Growing Sick of Expats?

Amsterdam may have made it into the top five cities for expats in last year’s Expat Insider survey, but the welcome they can expect may be waning.   more ...

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A Handy Guide To Making Friends In Amsterdam

So you’ve made the choice to move to Amsterdam. Visa? Tick. Accommodation? Tick. Employment? Tick. Friends? Hmm… if you haven’t quite fallen int   more ...

An Expat Guide To Work Permits In The Netherlands

Thinking of moving to the Netherlands for work, or looking to employ someone from outside the country? Here are our answers to the most common questio   more ...

The Student Hotel: Accommodation For Life-Long Learners And Explorers

In a former publishing house, east of Amsterdam’s city centre, the tip-tap of a table tennis game snaps back and forth through the air. There are co   more ...

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The Expatriate Archive Centre: A Dutch Home For The Stories Of Expatriates Worldwide

In 1992, as the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (also known as Shell) prepared to celebrate its centenary, the wives of several senior expatriate employ   more ...

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