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Resources for expats living in Amsterdam

If you're living in Amsterdam, then this list of essential resources for living, working and playing in the city should help you feel right at home in no time. 

Resources for expats

Books about Amsterdam

Amsterdam books reading
A selection of books covering culture, business and living in the Netherlands. The perfect way to help you understand the Dutch way of life.

Expat blogs

Amsterdam canal houses bridge bikes, Cindy Koning
Our list of notable expat blogs about life in the Netherlands, capturing the essence of Amsterdam in pictures and words.

Five reasons to learn Dutch

Learning Dutch can open up new opportunities and enhance your experience of living in the Netherlands. Find out how here.

International media

Athenaeum Boekhandel Henny Boogert
Our pick of the best media available to expats in the Netherlands, including magazines, radio, websites and bookstores.

My first month booklet

Amsterdam canal sunset in summer
This complimentary booklet contains a wealth of information for international newcomers, including frequently asked questions and useful contacts.

Other important resources

Working in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an old European capital city with a modern outlook. As such, it offers plenty of unique employment opportunities across many different se...

Look for housing

Read up on renting, buying property, mortgages and housing rights to help with finding your new home in the Amsterdam Area.

Learn Dutch

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

Official matters

Organise visas, permits, registration, driving licences and other essential procedures for becoming a new resident in Amsterdam. 

Do business

Amsterdam is a key launchpad into the European market, with a stable business climate, diverse talent pool, entrepreneurial mindset and a work-life ba...