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 ...

International groups & clubs

Once you have settled in, it is important to begin building social networks. Though it may require getting through obstacles such as shyness, social b...

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.


In the Netherlands there are two types of registration for foreigners – with the IND and with the City Hall.


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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