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Amsterdam community

Make the most of life in Amsterdam by becoming a part of the community around you! Enjoy the very best in culture, eating and drinking, performances and family fun. And by joining groups and clubs or participating in courses and workshops, you can develop an extensive network of friends and professional acquaintances throughout the city.

Community events, groups & workshops in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Culture Club

Join the Amsterdam Culture Club, a social community that introduces internationals to Amsterdam’s vibrant cultural offering.

Settle into life in Amsterdam

Learn Dutch

Learn to speak the local language with our guide to Dutch language courses in Amsterdam, finding a private tutor and official examinations.

Expat blogs

The blogosphere is home to many an expat blog. Blogs are, after all, a great way to share your new experiences abroad and communicate with friends and...

International media

There are various forms of media available to the international community in the Netherlands, including magazines, radio, websites and bookstores, all...

IN Amsterdam partners

IN Amsterdam's Partnership Programme connects international newcomers in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to service providers operating in the interna...

Community centres

Buurtkamers (neighbourhood rooms) serve as a homely meeting place for local residents in their own neighbourhood. Anyone living in the local area can ...

Community locations

IN Amsterdam

IN Amsterdam (formerly Expatcenter Amsterdam) provides a one-stop-shop service for international newcomers in the Amsterdam Area. We serve companies a...

Amsterdam Public Library

Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA) is the largest public library in the Netherlands and you’ll find it just minutes away from Central Station. The l...

John Adams Institute

West-Indisch Huis, Herenmarkt 97
Located in the historic West-Indisch Huis, this independent institute for US-American culture regularly hosts speakers from fields...

ACCESS Netherlands

ACCESS Netherlands is a non-profit organisation committed to supporting the international expatriate community in the Netherlands. Their English-speak...

Church services in English

Whatever your faith, if you're settling into life in Amsterdam and want to find somewhere to worship, then there's plenty of place which offers religi...

De Nieuwe Poort

Claude Debussylaan 2
Amidst the office blocks of the Zuidas, there’s an unexpected spot for an inspiring break: De Nieuwe Poort. The restaurant is home...