How to feel at home in Amsterdam

Make the most of your life as an Amsterdammer by learning Dutch, getting involved in the local community and by joining international groups and clubs. 

Learn Dutch

Get help learning the local language with our guide to Dutch language courses in Amsterdam.

Feeling at home: a video introduction to the Netherlands

Amsterdam Muziekgebouw terrace
Make the most of life in Amsterdam by learning about and embracing Dutch culture.

International groups and clubs

Joining an organisation, network or committee can help you settle into life in Amsterdam.

English-language religious services

Amsterdam Noorderkerk church, Edwin van Eis
Browse through our list of places which offer religious services in English. 

Voluntary work in the Amsterdam Area

Volunteering in the Amsterdam Area is a great way to engage in the local community.

Resources for English-speaking residents

IN Amsterdam's seminars

IN Amsterdam hosts free events to help get you settled. Sign up for seminars on everything from finding housing to starting your own business.

Business clubs

Business in the Amsterdam Area
Reach out and connect with a business network in the Amsterdam Area.

Cultural events

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre
Don't speak Dutch? Check out a pre-filtered selection of cultural events with no language barrier: surtitled theatre, dance, English comedy and more.

Amsterdam Weekend Guide

Find out what our I amsterdam bloggers are doing this weekend with a handpicked selection of event highlights.

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