At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Netherlands and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Netherlands Expats
With over nine thousand expats in this group, finding out all the essentials for starting out in a new country couldn’t be easier: you will also find plenty of links to further, more specialised groups too. For those who are new in town, making new connections doesn’t have to be stressful, simply sign up for a pub quiz or join a local football team, whatever your interest someone here will be able to point you in the right direction.
Expats in the Netherlands
Expats and locals are equally welcomed in this group that aims to foster communication and connect its members socially. Finding out what is on and available can be particularly challenging to a new expat who is not yet confident in the local language, this group advertises something for everyone. Look out for the monthly expat interviews that feature the honest and personal stories of expats from all walks of life.
British Expats in the Netherlands
The Netherlands may be just a short hop over the sea from the UK but it’s not all tulips, windmills and cheese. These expats understand the challenges and cultural differences that some expats might not consider and they do not hold back when preparing new and future expats for life in the Netherlands. An entertaining group who will always have your best interests at heart and will go out of their way to support anyone choosing to make the move.
Female Expats in the Netherlands (FEN)
Knowledge sharing and support are the two intentions of this group. Having all experienced life away from family and friends these women are happy to provide the encouragement they know is needed and new members quickly become part of the supportive circle that has been formed. Every woman is welcome here and anything can be discussed, useful for women who need a recommendation from a friend, before she has made any locally.
Expats World Amsterdam
Keep up to date on all the events happening in and around Amsterdam through this group, from specialist expat networking to casual meet-ups, you are bound to find something to interest you. It also provides a good glimpse at the cost of living and working in Amsterdam, which is so useful to any newcomer to the city, make use of the advice offered in this group, it could prove invaluable.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in the Netherlands on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!