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).

News for locals

  • Launch of new relocation app

    IN Amsterdam and the Dutch Expat Centers proudly present the Welcome to NL Relocation App, designed to help internationals in the Netherlands with the practicalities involved with relocating to another country.

  • Tips and tricks for Stoptober 2022

    Stoptober is here. This initiative encourages people to commit to stopping smoking for 28 days, supported by an app and various tips and tricks. After achieving the 28-day threshold, participants are five times more likely to quit smoking entirely. One of the keys to success: make sure you de-stress. And, perhaps counterintuitively: clean your house.

  • Changes to regulations in summer 2022 that might affect you

    Every summer there are changes to rules and regulations that will affect many internationals living in the Amsterdam Area. Read on to find out more. 

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