First 2016 Amsterdam Salon event announced!

Amsterdam Salon’s first event of 2016 will take place on 24 June in collaboration with the Holland Festival. Salon members are invited to this exclusive evening to network, make new connections and take in a performance of Until the Lions in the Gashouder at Westergasfabriek.

Join the Amsterdam Salon

Hosted by the Expatcenter, the Amsterdam Salon brings together ambitious internationals in informal, inspiring settings to make new connections and enjoy life in Amsterdam to its fullest, blending the best of business networking with the finest cultural activities in the city.

>> Apply for a membership to the Amsterdam Salon!

>> Visit Amsterdam Salon for more details about the event

We've moved!

Last week the Expatcenter moved to a new location in the WTC. Instead of the F tower, you will now find us in a more spacious location further down the hall in the D tower.

Please note our new address:
WTC Amsterdam
D tower, second floor
Strawinskylaan 39
1077 XW Amsterdam

A reminder that the Expatcenter will be closed on the following dates: Thursday 5 May (Ascension Day & Liberation Day) and Monday 16 May (Whit Monday).

Last Man Stands cricket

Just in time for spring, Last Man Stands Cricket – the world’s largest amateur T20 cricket league – has been launched in Amsterdam. In the summer 2016 season, matches will be played on Thursday and Friday evenings at Qui Vive Cricket Club Amsterdam.

>> Find out more

Amsterdam terrace guide

Amsterdammers are known to sit outdoors at the first hint of sunshine. There's nothing quite as exhilarating as those first few sunny days of spring!   

Here's our pick of the best places to soak up the sunshine and enjoy a drink or meal outdoors in the city.

>> Check out our guide

Expatcenter partners: share your feedback

Have you used a service provided by one of the Expatcenter Amsterdam’s official partners? We would like to hear from you! In order to be sure our partners meet the demands of international residents in Amsterdam, we would like to provide them with feedback. The feedback is collected anonymously.

>> Fill out short questionnaire

May agenda highlights

Make sure to delve into this city’s cultural life this May! Here are some tips to get you started.

Remembrance & Liberation Day 
Amsterdam joins the rest of the Netherlands on 4 May when its citizens pause to pay their respectsto the victims and fallen soldiers of World War II, as well as more recent military conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Then it's time for a national party on 5 May, as the crowds take to the streets to celebrate their freedom on Liberation Day.

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Films with a View at Pllek
Enjoy the cinematic summer! From 24 May 2016, open-air cinema with a view is on the agenda again at waterside café/restaurant/urban beach Pllek in Amsterdam-Noord. The programming is a mix between effortlessly masterful cult classics, arthouse gems and world cinema. 

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24H Zuidoost
With over 40 events, 24H Zuidoost showcases the best of the south east part of the city on 21 & 22 May 2016. Visit an open-air sauna, a festival in an old garage, a convent brewery or a party at Oma Ietje. Play dominos with the locals, visit the Kleiburg studio brimming with artistic talent, take a tour around the Taibah Mosque and indulge in the yummiest goodies during Heel Zuidoost Bakt.

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Amsterdam Art Fair
The second edition of Amsterdam Art Fair takes place from 25 to 29 May on the Museumplein. Organised by Wim van Krimpen, former director of Den Haag’s Gemeentemuseum and the Kunsthal Rotterdam and the founder of the KunstRAI, the Amsterdam Art Fair aims to be inclusive, making both weathered art connoisseurs and fledgling collectors feel welcome.

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World Press Photo 
As every year, the winning images from the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amsterdam, where they’re showcased in the Nieuwe Kerk until 10 July.

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Rhythm & Roots
This musically-inspired exhibition at the Tropenmuseum is a colourful visual representation of jazz, blues and reggae, running from 13 May until 30 October 2016.

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>> Browse complete What’s on listings

Contact the Expatcenter

Do you have any questions regarding life in Amsterdam that the Expatcenter could help with? Send us an email or visit us in person at the World Trade Center (WTC) in the Zuidas district. 

Visit the Expatcenter website for more details about our services.