Expatcenter’s International Panel results 2014: Overall satisfaction with living in Amsterdam

In 2012 the Expatcenter, City of Amsterdam and the Department of Research and Statistics (O+S) proposed a series of surveys for international residents living in the Amsterdam Area. The Amsterdam International Panel officially launched in 2013 and results from its second survey, focused on housing, refuse and healthcare in Amsterdam, were recently published.

The primary goal of the Amsterdam International Panel is to better understand the needs of expats and internationals in the Amsterdam Area. By receiving direct feedback, the Expatcenter can collaborate with the City of Amsterdam to highlight strengths and weaknesses and to improve provisions for internationals living and working in the region. Read more about the results.

And we have a winner!
Recruiting new members to the Amsterdam International Panel was one of the additional goals while conducting this latest research. It is necessary to maintain a large enough panel to ensure the reliability of future research. Following a prize draw that contained the names of all new members, Ms. P.J. Nix is the lucky winner of a bicycle from VAN MOOF!

IND: Applications must be sent by post

Residence permit applications are handled centrally by the IND so must be sent by post. If you are submitting applications for a family, these should be sent to the IND together in one envelope. In the case of separate, non-family applications, it is advisable to send them to the IND in individual envelopes.

Changes to application forms as of 1 April 2014

New amendments have been made to the application forms. The latest forms are now available via the IND website. Please remember to take this into consideration and download the latest forms if you are submitting applications after 1 April 2014.

More news

Free job posting on IamExpat website

Looking for a job is, was and always will be a basic need for expats in the Netherlands and around the world. That’s why IamExpat Jobs has successfully many internationals.

Now, IamExpat Jobs is also available to companies, organisations, HR teams and recruitment agencies looking for international candidates in numerous sectors. Our latest development offers a user-friendly environment where you can post any kind of position - from full- or part-time openings, to freelance positions and internships and graduate programmes - for free.

Extra closing dates Expatcenter

18 April Good Friday
21 April Easter Monday
1 May Labour Day
5 May Liberation Day
29-30 May Ascension Day
9 June Whit Monday

Highlight: education

International schools in and around Amsterdam

While the Dutch have a strong education system, there is also the possibility to opt for international schooling as there are several international schools in and around Amsterdam.

There are two types of international school: independent international schools (private schools) and those partially funded by the government or municipality (public/private schools). The latter, called community schools, place a lot of emphasis on connecting with Dutch society. This includes Dutch language lessons and activities to promote integration. Read more about international schools in the Amsterdam Area.

Events & Culture

International Talent Event Amsterdam 2014. Become a partner and join us on 16 May!

Finding the perfect candidate for your company can be a challenge – especially when you are looking for fresh, innovative, internationally-oriented talent. Young talent with a great deal of potential to grow your organisation in the future, that can build bridges to international economies, speak foreign languages and understand other cultures, habits and markets. That is why four leading educational institutions in the Amsterdam Area – VU University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences – are joining forces with amsterdam inbusiness and the Amsterdam Economic Board to host the first International Talent Event Amsterdam on 16 May 2014. More information & registration.

Foreign Local Hire Policy Event: A Case Study from Nike, 22 April 2014

Please do not forget to register for the next FEM event at Nike. Registration is now open. For more information and registration, click here.

Free guided tours at FOAM photography museum

There is a free guided tour of Foam photography museum in English every Thursday at 19:30. The tour focuses on in-depth viewing and discovering photographic elements. There is something new to see during the tour almost every month, due to the large number of changing exhibitions.

The museum guide will meet you at the reception desk, then take you through the various exhibitions in a group of up to 15 people. You discuss the elements of the image and the photographer's choices. In addition, you examine the subject and context of the exhibition. Developing your own way of looking and thinking is a key focus. The museum docent tells you about the exhibition, continually asking new questions to stimulate new perspectives. Active participation, thorough viewing and a distinct viewpoint are the key elements of this participatory tour. Register here.

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