Everything about living in Amsterdam, with official information for expats on permits, registration, visas, the 30% tax ruling and news from the City of Amsterdam and Expatcenter.

Living in Amsterdam

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam's appeal lies in its rich cultural heritage, diverse and creative culture, commercial dynamism and high quality of life. Ultimately, the cit...

Who is here: Amsterdam international profiles

Learn more about what life is like in Amsterdam directly from people who've already made the move. Amsterdam international profiles introduces you to ...


Make the most of life in Amsterdam by becoming a part of the community around you! Enjoy the very best in culture, eating and drinking, performances a...

30% tax ruling

The 30% reimbursement ruling (better known as the 30% ruling) is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants moving to the Netherlands for a specific ...


Learn more about finding a home, rentals, buying a property and housing rights in Amsterdam.

Registration in Amsterdam

If you come to live in the Netherlands, you will have to register with the municipality (gemeente). Non-EU citizens also need to take care of residenc...


Find out about work and employment opportunities in Amsterdam: job searches, recruitment, starting a business and more.


Improve your prospects by studying in Amsterdam: universities, work placements, international schools and more.


The Expatcenter provides a one-stop-shop service for international companies and their highly skilled migrant employees, as well as scientific researc...

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'My First Month' booklet

Get settled in Amsterdam by checking out the Expatcenter's 'My First Month' booklet. 'My First Month' booklet

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