Our directory is a growing resource of contacts and services for English expats. If you know of a person or business in the Netherlands of interest to English expats, please e-mail us and we’ll add them to this list.
- Children’s Activities
- Church Services
- Language Courses
Here is a selection of contacts for English-speakers doing business in the Netherlands:
British Consulate Amsterdam – Information for British citizens and passport department Koningslaan 44, 1070 AL Amsterdam
British Embassy in the Hague – Information for British citizens
Chamber of Commerce – Site with information for doing business in Netherlands.
City of Amsterdam – Official site from the municipality, giving links to other web resources. Click on the words English Site.
Dutch Ministry of Finance – Offering on-line guide to Taxation in the Netherlands. Click the link saying English at the top
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Offering on-line guides “Coming to the Netherlands” and “the Netherlands in depth
IOD Netherlands – UK Institute of Directors – Netherlands Branch
Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce – Specialists in Anglo-Dutch trade promotion.
Nuffic – Guide to higher education, professional and vocational courses in the Netherlands, taught in English.
UK Meets NL – Your one-stop shop for successful cross-border business
Fun! Fun! Too much fun and sugar!
Apenheul – Apeldoorn – A zoo dedicated to Apes.
Archeon – Alphen aan den Rijn – An archeological theme park.
Cirque de Soleil – A circus/gymnastic act show of outstanding quality.
Diergaarde Blijdorp – Rotterdam. – A renovated zoo, with its huge undersea world exhibition.
Kids Gids English – A children s guide in English focusing on the Randstad area.
Militaire Luchtvaart Museum – Soesterberg – Aircraft museum.
A single mother’s survival guide – A handy survival guide
Pathe– For an afternoon at the cinema.
The Beach – Alsmeer – An indoor beach.
The Efteling – Kaatsheuvel. – A Childrens Theme Park.
The Robbeburg – We are an international not-for-profit playgroup run by Mothers for children aged 0-4. Meeting on a weekly basis in one of our nine sessions (English, Spanish, Japanese and Swedish language groups) this is a great way to meet others and make friends
TunFun Speelpark – An underground children’s playground located in the heart of Amsterdam.
For religiously-minded members
Other members have recommended the following:
Find the cheapest Dutch energy supplier
Energievergelijken (Site in English)
Food and Drink
British Corner Shop – British food shopping delivered online
Buy in Britain– Buy British Food online
Dinner Site – Restaurants in Amsterdam
Dutch food and eating out – the Netherlands has 98 michelin starred restaurants and counting
The Great British Kitchen– This website is a major resource for all those in the UK and around the world who are enthusiasts for British cooking
Holland-at-Home – Dutch online supermarket which was recently established for the Dutch Community
Special Bite – Your guide to special dining
The English Cake Lady – The English Cake Lady – beautiful and delicious birthday cakes and cupcakes for all ages
Thomas Green’s – The best quality British Food in Holland
Linda’s Little Britain — Food shop and web shop in Hilversum
For language classes
Regina Coeli Welcome to the Nuns of Vught. Rapidly learn a foreign language in a manner which suits you best.
DutchNews.nl – The top Dutch news stories in just five minutes a day
English Breakfast Radio – Tune in on 99.4FM Amsterdams only English speaking radio show! Weekdays 7 – 9 am
Family Matters Magazine – Bi-Monthly publication offering practical information and articles about family life in the Netherlands.
Here’s Holland — Here’s Holland provides visitors of all ages and interests with a unique insight into Holland’s treasures and pleasures, it’s culture and customs.
The Local Expat – This newspaper began circulation in May 2007 and targets expats in The Hague and Wassenaar.
The Xpat Journal – For expats looking for more technical information, such as healthcare, taxes, job searches, schools, housing, legal issues, and more.
Other Expat Organisations
Being away from your native country doesn’t have to be so hard
ACCESS – Provides information in English on living in the Netherlands. Includes publications, counseling services, welcome services, events and courses, volunteers and information helpline.
AngloINFO – Everything you need to know about moving to the Netherlands
Antwerp British and International Women – A meeting place for English speaking women.
Autism Association for Overseas Families (NL) – An English-language group consisting of parents and professionals who offer support and information to families of individuals with autistic spectrum disorders living in the Netherlands.
British Club the Hague – A valuable meeting place and everyone can expect a friendly greeting.
British Expats – The free online lifestyle magazine and community for British expats.
CONNECTing Women – A network for professional and internationally aware women, based in the Hague.
Dutch Hashing on the Web – The home of the Hash House Harriers in the Netherlands.
E-lynx – Information directory and activities for expat
Expat Exchange – Comprehensive source of expat information
Expatica – News and community for the expatriate in the Netherlands.
Expats Reunite – A site for all expats. International Jobs Section. Useful recourse on moving or working in another country. Find lost friends from around the world. Play the UK and Euro Lottery from anywhere in the world.
Go And Connect – Amsterdam – Amsterdam Connect. Useful information, telephone numbers, links.
IamExpat – FOR EXPATS OF ALL COLOURS, SHAPES & SIZES
IMAGES International Photography Club – We hold monthly meetings, in English, as well as field trips, visits to exhibitions, practical sessions and workshops, and social evenings.
International Almere – Connecting Expats in Almere
The Delftians – Casual drinks 2x a month for expats in Delft region.
The Hague Online – Everything that is happening in and around The Hague.
Out and about for Adults
Older folks like these kinds of things.
Easylaughs – Comedy improv shows every Friday at The Crea, Amsterdam
Health & Beauty Centre – Romana Health & Beauty Centre
Therman Lamer – Almere Haven – A Beauty Clinic located just off the A6 exit Almere Haven.
Great places our members enjoy
Deventer – one of the Hanseatic towns (Dutch only).
S-Hertogenbosch (or Den Bosch) – All about ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Worth a visit (both the site and the city).
Arriving or Leaving the Netherlands
International Movers – Save on international moving from and to The Netherlands – Free Quote
Move to the Netherlands – Expat life certainly isn’t all about fascinating activities in a foreign country and fitting in with the locals
www.amsterdamrentals.com -We manage several short term rental apartments and have a booking platform with almost 500 properties in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Housing—Amsterdam Housing has the biggest stock of houses and apartments in and around Amsterdam and Amstelveen.
Universiteit Nimbas – Utrecht – For those interested in taking their Masters or MBA (part-time or full-time) in an English speaking environment within The Netherlands.
www.britams.nl– The British School of Amsterdam
www.britishschool.nl– The British School in the Netherlands
www.isa.nl – The International School of Amsterdam
For the little or big help that you might need.
Consider it done – Amsterdam – Concierge / Relocation Services in Amsterdam
MisterWhat – Local Business Search. Find Companies, Phone Numbers, Area Codes, Maps, Addresses, Company Profiles. Add your Company for free!
Pararius — Rental apartments for expats. 20,000 rental apartments available in The Netherlands. Site in six languages.
For the competitive
amsterdamgac – Amsterdam Gaelic Athletic Club focuses on playing Gaelic Football in Amsterdam. The club has a number of different nationalities playing and hosts men’s and ladies teams who play in the Iretex European Gaelic Football League.
House of Running – We are a social running club offering programmes for all fitness levels to prepare for various races, such as the Amsterdam Marathon, half marathon or 8km race. Get in great shape, make friends and have fun. The group meets weekly in Amsterdam during the training season. We are an international group.
Golf.nl – all about golf in the Netherlands
VRA Cricket Club – VRA Cricket club of Amsterdam has a rich history in the cricketing spheres within Holland.
When you need to get away
Aerfares – Excellent low-cost airline search engine, will even plan connections for you!
Amsterdam Hotels & Travel Information – (including Amsterdam Public Transport Information)
Basiqair (Transavia) – For bargain flights between Amsterdam & London Stansted airport (commencing on 26th May 2003).
Country Advice (Know before you go) – Travel advice issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
De Treinreiswinkel (The Rail travel shop) – The specialist for rail tickets and rail arrangements. Tickets to almost every station, round trip tickets, all discounts and special offers.
Dutch National Railways – including online timetables
EasyJet – The Web’s Favourite Airline. Check their timetables and book your flights with them on the web.
KLM – Flight timetables, fare information and travel details. Click and go special offers for on-line booking and next day travel.
Schiphol airport – flight departure and arrival information and airport information.
Stenaline – Book ferry travel to Ireland, Britain and Holland at the official Stena Line website for the lowest fares online and special offers.
Visit Britain – Your official travel guide to Britain