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.
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World Press Photo
The travelling exhibition displaying the winning images from the world's most prestigious press photography contest begins its world tour in Amsterdam.Nieuwe Kerk, 18 April-21 June 2015
Remembrance and Liberation Day
On 4 May, the citizens of the Netherlands pause to pay their respects to the victims and fallen soldiers of World War II, as well as more recent military conflicts. The day after, it's time for a national party, as the crowds take to the streets to celebrate their freedom on Liberation Day.Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 May
Characterised by a family-friendly vibe, the Bredeweg Festival is a bustling street fiesta featuring a market, a fair and the annual ‘opera on the street’ performance.King’s Night & Day, Oost
News for locals
On Wednesday 18 March 2015, elections for the States-Provincial (Provinciale Staten) and the water authorities (waterschappen) take place in the Netherlands.
The City of Amsterdam, knowledge institutions and the trade and industry sector are keen to dramatically boost the opportunities for rapidly-growing start-up companies. As such, Alderperson for Economic Affairs Kajsa Ollongren (D66) will collaborate with these parties on a new action programme entitled StartupAmsterdam.
On Thursday, 8 January 2015, a public demonstration and march will take place in Amsterdam as a show of support for the victims, their families and survivors of the terrorist attack in Paris.