I amsterdam's Local portal is your English-language hub for learning about life in the city, whether you're moving to Amsterdam, newly arrived or an established citizen. Here you can look up official information for expats about permits, registration, visas, the 30% tax ruling and news from the City of Amsterdam and Expatcenter. It's also a great place to learn more about working in Amsterdam, explore study opportunities, find out about housing and healthcare, or to explore the cultural offerings in the city. All in all, it's a place to help you make the most of living in Amsterdam.
Living in Amsterdam
Things to do in Amsterdam this week
The highly anticipated new club, which also houses a concert venue, restaurant and exhibition space, has opened its doors in Amsterdam West.Back to De School
Go hunting for vintage treasures: Amsterdam has lots of great vintage shops, from thrift stores to fashionable boutiques.Discover Amsterdam's vintage gems
Taking place on the weekend of 6 & 7 February, Mono Japan is a cultural fair specialising in all things Japanese.Check out Mono’s ceramics, textiles, teas, sakes and more
Enjoy restaurant food at pub prices in a cosy setting with vintage armchairs, tiered pendant lamps and a cabinet of board games, plus a waterside terrace.While away your day at Mata Hari
On the weekend of 13 & 14 February 2016, Amsterdam Oost takes centre stage with a wealth of workshops, guided tours, performances, food and drink, music and parties.Get to know Amsterdam’s East Side
News for locals
The Dutch Education Office has rated five schools in Amsterdam ‘excellent’. A school rated ‘excellent’ is rewarded for high quality of education and usually stands out due to special achievements in a particular area.
The subsidy schemes for electric vehicles and charging stations have expired as of 1 January 2016, while the City of Amsterdam prepares and implements new subsidy schemes that will come into effect early 2016. Subsidy applications submitted after 31 December 2015 will not be processed.
Are you an international resident working, studying or running your own company in Amsterdam? Have you run into any practical problems or encountered situations where you felt disadvantaged or unfairly treated as an expatriate? Then get in touch!