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

  • 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. 

  • Arrival Centre for Ukrainians in Amsterdam

    As the war in Ukraine continues, Amsterdam is working to support those fleeing the fighting. Read the latest updates.

  • Local elections 2022

    Local elections are coming up in March and hundreds of thousands of internationals are eligible to vote for their city council and district committee. If you meet certain conditions, you will automatically be sent a voting pass without needing to register. Read on to find out how, when, where and for who you can vote.

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