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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  • Survey for internationals on the impact of coronavirus

    IN Amsterdam is conducting research about the impact of coronavirus on internationals living in the Amsterdam Area. You're invited to share your experiences by completing this short survey.

  • The IND's advice on residency rights

    The IND provides answers to common questions about your rights to live and work in the Netherlands while coronavirus disease (COVID-19) measures are in place. The IND is working hard to assure internationals of their residency status and the extensions that apply during these extenuating circumstances. Read more on the IND's website. 

  • The Regulation for Reduction in Working Hours and impact on highly skilled migrants

    On 22 April 2020, the Dutch government announced a temporary measure to ensure that any international employees who currently fall under the Regulation for Reduction in Working Hours (werktijdverkorting, wtv) will not be at risk of losing their residence or work permit because of a (temporary) reduction in their salary.

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