There is a wide variety of resources to help you get settled into Amsterdam life, from English-language media to the Expatcenter’s very own ‘My First Month’ booklet. Explore the vast array of resources that will help you with housing, finances, work and other important official matters.

Everyday essentials

Whether you're moving to Amsterdam, newly arrived or an established citizen, here you can look up official information on day-to-day living, including...

Official matters

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

Moving 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.

Civic Integration

Non-EU citizens living in the Netherlands may have to fulfil certain civic integration requirements and follow courses (inburgering). There are curren...

Household maintenance

Once you've found accommodation in Amsterdam, you'll need to set up things like internet and TV, and sort out a provider for your water, gas and elect...

Look for housing

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


If you're living in the wider Amsterdam area, then this list of essential resources for living, working and playing in the region should help you feel...

Find rental property

If you’re planning a short-term stay in the Amsterdam Area (under five years), renting is your best bet. After all, contracts can be easily chan...