Community Resources

Below you will find a listing of popular community resources for the Amsterdam region.

General information

Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, work & invest in Amsterdam. This website provides comprehensive information for visitors, locals and businesses. Find information on events and restaurants, moving and housing as well as investment information.

City of Amstelveen (Gemeente Amstelveen)
Find information on registering your stay, id cards, moving, transport and driving information.

The Global Expat Network. Everything you need to know about living in, or moving to the Netherlands. Find information on moving with pets, driving, healthcare and more.

Live.Work.Love. Expatica is a resource offering country profiles, business and finance, money, politics, IT, lifestyle and expatriate activities. Find information on moving, visas, housing, healthcare, family essentials and local events.
Provides expats of all nationalities with essential English-language information on the Netherlands. A one-stop-shop for essential information and articles on living, working, employment and studying in the Netherlands. Has information on Amsterdam region and the Hague.


ACCESS is a not for profit organisation that serves the needs and interests of the international community in the Netherlands. Has information on Amsterdam region and the Hague.

Amsterdam Mamas
A volunteer-run organisation that provides advice and information on family-related topics. Find information on local businesses in the directory, child-related events and activities and expat parenting resources.

Holland Homies (Closed Facebook Group)
This group is offering a forum for expats and re-pats in the Amsterdam/Amstelveen area, where they can exchange information about where to go, what exciting things to do, whom to see and why and to offer support and information, to connect people.

Expat Clubs and Associations

American Women’s Club Amsterdam
The AWCA is a women’s club based in Amsterdam with some 250 members, American and non-American. Discover a fun, friendly and supportive environment where members experience this wonderful country together.

Australian and New Zealand Club of the Netherlands
The club provides a way for members to feel connected to Australia and New Zealand, as well as to one another, either in a virtual sense or through face-to-face contact where possible.

The British Society of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Serving the British Expat community since 1920.

A private network that helps newcomers to settle in easily when moving to or living abroad in Amsterdam: get to know like-minded expatriates in Amsterdam in a casual way, find reliable information and tips about expat life in the Netherlands and meet fellow expats from Amsterdam’s international community at events.

Institut français des Pays-Bas
Amsterdam’s oldest foreign institute serves as an ambassador for French-Dutch dialogue. It offers cultural events and courses and workshops on French language and culture.

Japanese Women’s Club (JWC)
The Japan Women’s Club, JWC, is a nonprofit organization established in 1989 in Amstelveen. Its founding members were women of the Japanese business community in The Netherlands. Their intention was to create a club that would help to introduce its members to the culture of their new surroundings and, with various activities, help to establish contact with the local people.

Kiwis in The Netherlands
KIN aims to build an active New Zealand community in the Netherlands and create opportunities for its members to build relationships with each other and maintain strong links to New Zealand.

Singapore-Netherlands Association
Serving as a main contact point for all Singaporeans living in the Netherlands as well as those interested in learning more about Singapore and its culture.

South African Club
This club brings South Africans and people interested in South Africa and its culture together for various social events that, over the past years, have included South African Club braais, cheese & wine evenings, pub nights, events surrounding the Rugby World Cups, events surrounding visiting SA cricket teams, boat trips and camping weekends. Everyone is welcome.

Life in Amsterdam

Veracross Parent Portal

The Veracross Parent Portal is a secure portal that allows parents and students to access student-related information, calendars and school directories.