Living in Amsterdam

I amsterdam's Living portal is the English-language hub for learning about life in the Amsterdam Area, whether you're moving to the city region, newly arrived or an established citizen. It's a place where you can look up official information for internationals, learn more about settling into life in the Amsterdam Area and read the latest news. All in all, it's a place to help you make the most of living in Amsterdam.
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  • Free career advice in the Netherlands

    Are you looking for a change of direction? Looking to future-proof your skills? Currently unemployed? Or simply new to the Netherlands and wondering what your career options are? On 1 August 2020, the Dutch government launched a scheme to offer free career advice from a qualified careers adviser to all adults. Registrations for 2021 open in December. 

  • Fresh insights into accompanying partners in the Netherlands

    A recent survey conducted by the International Community Advisory Panel (ICAP) assessed the experiences of internationals who had relocated to the Netherlands to join a partner.

  • Access to the reduced salary threshold for Orientation Year permit holders and international graduates

    Due to the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Netherlands, it has been confirmed that orientation year permit holders and other international graduates in the Netherlands will have more time to qualify for a highly skilled migrant procedure with the reduced salary criterion.

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