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Settle into Amsterdam life

Get the most out of life in Amsterdam by volunteering, joining groups and clubs, and learning the language!

Accompanying a partner who has taken up employment in the Netherlands is a fantastic opportunity to discover a new way of life and immerse yourself in a different culture.While your partner is out at work, there are plenty of enjoyable ways to settle into your new life and meet new people. Take a look below at fun volunteering opportunities, local groups and clubs, and information about learning Dutch.

Settle into life 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...

Five reasons to learn Dutch

Learning Dutch can open up new opportunities and enhance your experience of living in the Netherlands. Here are five great reasons to learn the langua...

Voluntary work in Amsterdam

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new skill or an opportunity to learn more about the local culture, volunteering is a great way to go. Yo...

Museums and galleries

Amsterdam is home to a variety of world-famous museums. No trip to the city is complete without stopping by the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedel...

International media

There are various forms of media available to the international community in the Netherlands, including magazines, radio, websites and bookstores, all...