Live, study and work

Look up official information for internationals on living, studying and working in the Amsterdam Area. Learn about settling into local life, applying for one of Amsterdam's leading universities, and discover unique employment opportunities across different sectors.

    Live in the Amsterdam Area


    Learn about immigration procedures, housing arrangements and family and healthcare in the Netherlands.

    Study in the Amsterdam Area


    Study at one of Amsterdam’s leading universities, colleges and educational institutions. Apply for bachelor, master and PhD courses in English.

    Work in the Amsterdam Area


    Find employment opportunities across major sectors, consult employment laws and benefits and find all you need to start a business. 

Living in the Amsterdam Area

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Working in the Amsterdam Area

Amsterdam is an old European capital city with a modern outlook. As such, it offers plenty of unique employment opportunities across many different sectors. There is a rich vein of both Dutch companies and international businesses, all looking to grow and flourish by hiring top talent from around the world.

Find a job in Amsterdam

Studying in the Amsterdam Area

Study at one of Amsterdam’s leading universities, colleges and educational institutions. Apply for bachelor, master and PhD courses in English. 

For further updates about the impact of coronavirus on the Dutch education sector visit the Nuffic website. If you need information about obtaining a residence permit to study in the Netherlands, check the IND's coronavirus page for advice. For the latest information from the local and national government please see City of Amsterdam (in English) and RIVM (in English).

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News for locals

  • What's changing in the Netherlands in 2022

    A new year always brings changes to rules and regulations. From tax rates to work permits, these changes will affect many internationals living in Amsterdam. Read on to find out more.

  • Learn about the coronavirus entry pass in the Netherlands

    The current rules of social distancing and opening hours are valid at least until 19 December. While certain entertainment is still available during the day, to make use of social and leisure facilities such as bars, restaurants, concerts, cinemas and theatres, you must have a valid coronavirus entry pass.

  • Stoptober is here: best tips to stop smoking and de-stress in Amsterdam

    October is the time to stop smoking: Stoptober. We gathered our best tips & tricks to live a healthy lifestyle in Amsterdam, from creating new habits to fitness goals, seeking out comfort foods in Amsterdam and, of course, rewarding yourself for all the progress you make. 

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