Partnership Programme

The Expatcenter's Partnership Programme was created in 2009 to connect internationals in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area with service providers operating in the expat market. The programme offers assistance to internationals by connecting them with relevant service providers; particularly useful for an expat's arrival and first three months in the Netherlands.

The Expatcenter's Partnership Programme works in cooperation with relevant private parties in the expat market. Sectors include banking, driving, childcare, employment, insurance, tax and financial advisers, education (higher education & international schools), language courses, legal services, media, relocation agencies and utilities. The programme allows the Expatcenter to refer internationals to a reliable network of expat-focused service providers.

A full list of Expatcenter partners can be found here.

The current Partnership Programme membership runs from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2017. Admissions for the full term are now closed, but we are currently accepting applications for memberships beginning as of 1 May 2017. This membership type is valid for 8 months.

Programme details

Once accepted as a member of the Partnership Programme, companies will benefit from the exposure and advertising opportunities which are a part of the basic membership package. Partners will also have the possibility of selecting additional marketing services and tools to reach the expatriate market.

Please note: a membership fee is charged for the partnership term, in order to cover all operating costs. The membership fee for the 2017 term (starting on 1 May 2017) is €700,- excl. VAT (€840 incl. VAT).

Membership benefits

    • Company name, logo, website/URL featured in the Expatcenter’s booklet My First Month, which is distributed to all internationals visiting the Expatcenter (1,000 internationals per month)
    • Profile page on the I amsterdam Expatcenter website
    • The right to refer to yourself as 'partner of the Expatcenter 2017' in company marketing and communications (Expatcenter partner logo will be provided)
    • Exclusive opportunity to have marketing materials/flyers displayed in the Expatcenter’s information carrousel
    • Opportunity to place an article on the topic of your field of expertise on the I amsterdam Local website
    • Opportunity to participate in a ‘mini-event’ for internationals at the WTC, alongside other relevant partners from your sector if applicable (not applicable for non-profit/media partners)
    • Opportunity to place a gadget/voucher in the Expatcenter Welcome Bag, distributed to all internationals visiting the Expatcenter (1,000 internationals per month)
    • Invitation to the annual Expatcenter Partnership event

    Additional marketing opportunities

    • Partners can also choose for the online package. This option includes displaying web banners on the I amsterdam Local website. As partner of the Expatcenter you will receive a discount price with Amsterdam Marketing.
    • Opportunity to place an advertorial (maximum 150 words) in the Expat or Corporate newsletter. Cost for this is €300 (excl. BTW) per advertorial.

    Programme criteria

    To join the Expatcenter Partnership Programme companies will need to meet the below criteria for participation. It is our intention to select 10 companies to be our preferred partners in each sector. Partner companies therefore must:

    • have all relevant company information available in English (including website, flyers, forms, service, etc.)
    • have a minimum of one year's work experience in the expat market
    • agree to cooperate with our client-monitoring project; we will request feedback from internationals on your services (information will not be made public)
    • have a standard company procedure for handling customer/client complaints
    • have recent verifiable references from a minimum of two international clients and two international companies
    • be a member of the relevant sector’s professional association (where applicable)
    • have an office in the Netherlands.

    Apart from the above criteria, companies must agree to the membership terms and conditions, which will be provided to all applicants.


    In order to apply you must meet the above minimum criteria and submit an online application. For further questions please contact:

    Expatcenter Partnership Programme
    +31 (0)20 254 7972
    [email protected]