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Move to Amsterdam

Get set for a new start in Amsterdam: read on for relocation tips and find out about employment, housing, international schools and more.

Relocating to Amsterdam

Moving to a new city is always an exciting step, and if that city is in a new country it makes it even more adventurous. But Amsterdam makes it easy for newcomers to settle in: a cosmopolitan spirit, rich cultural life and large international community come combined with a compact size to make getting around a breeze. But before you settle in, find out what to consider when preparing the big move. Find tips on housing, employment, international schools and the education system, official matters and more.

Move to Amsterdam

Relocation tips

Settling into Amsterdam life can be relatively straightforward, especially if you plan and arrange as much as you can before relocating. Check out the...

Bringing a pet

Find out all you need to know about taking your pet along on the move to Amsterdam, from relocation to pet passports and vaccinations.

Relocation agencies

Relocation agencies offer a wide range of services to make your move abroad as easy and pleasant as possible. Below is a handy list of relocation comp...

Moving abroad

If you are moving abroad for at least eight months, you must notify the municipality of Amsterdam no earlier than one month before and no later than f...

International schools

The Netherlands is renowned for having a strong, well-balanced education system. This is further bolstered by a host of options for international scho...

Learn Dutch

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

The adjustment cycle

So, you've decided to finally make a move? Good on you – living in another country is usually an exciting and enriching experience. However, moving to...

Find out about schools

Select the right school for your child with information on international primary and secondary schools for English-speaking and bilingual students.

Find the right school

The School Finder is a website with information about every school in Amsterdam, at preschool, primary and secondary levels.