Practical tips and processes for life in Amsterdam
As a local in Amsterdam, there are several procedures that you will need to take care of. Some of these, such as registration and setting up health insurance, are required of everyone. Here you will find a comprehensive guide to visas, permits, documentation and financial matters, along with special procedures in place for EU citizens and highly skilled migrants. For official information from the city of Amsterdam, visit its website.
Essential information for international newcomers in Amsterdam
Get information on registering with the municipality (gemeente) for a short or long stay in Amsterdam.
Learn the latest on document authentication, certificates, sworn statements and how to get an extract from the municipality.
Get to grips with the many municipal services offered at Amsterdam's various City Offices.
Get informed on the work and residence permits you may require in order to work and live in the Netherlands.
Those visiting the Netherlands for a short period of time may need a visa. Here's how to apply.
Delve into our guide to get answers to all the important questions for EU citizens living in the Netherlands.
Planning on getting a car in Amsterdam? Find out everything you need to know about getting your Dutch licence.
Familiarise yourself on the Immigration and Naturalisation Service's entry procedure for highly skilled migrants.
Find a summary of important Dutch telephone numbers in the case of an emergency or problem.
Find out about Amsterdam's official one-stop shop for international companies, highly skilled migrants, entrepreneurs, graduates and more.