Settling in

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. 

Feel at home in Amsterdam

Learn Dutch

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


Amsterdam Muziekgebouw terrace
Make the most of life in Amsterdam by embracing Dutch culture and becoming a part of the city's community.

Blog posts for locals

Marbles vintage store Amsterdam
Get insider tips from locals on settling in, getting involved in the community and feeling at home in the Dutch capital.

International groups and clubs

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

IN Amsterdam newsletter

Whether you're new to the Netherlands or long-established in the Amsterdam Area, sign up for fresh inspiration and news updates.

Latest news

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News from the City of Amsterdam and IN Amsterdam on municipal issues, new developments and more.

Events for English-speaking residents

Amsterdam Culture Club

Discover new sides to the cultural scene in the Amsterdam Area and meet like-minded internationals.

IN Amsterdam's seminars

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

Goochem chatbot

Our new Goochem chatbot is your personal guide to arts and cultural events in Amsterdam and the surrounding area.

Read the I amsterdam Magazine

Grab a copy of I amsterdam Magazine for tips on the city’s best sights, events, bars, restaurants and lesser-known spots.

Community events

24H Zuidoost event in Amsterdam
Browse events suited to English-speaking residents: book presentations, comedy shows, networking events and more.

Language-no-problem 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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