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    With InterNations as my network, I have been able to make many friends learn the ins and outs about living in The Hague.

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Rotterdam!

Goededag, and welcome to our community for expats in Rotterdam! At InterNations we are here to support you throughout the different stages of moving abroad. Many expats in Rotterdam have already found our resources vital for making that move from one country to another, providing support and advice to help them make the necessary changes. Our community is built on sharing, so do feel free to add your ideas and experiences to the mix! By joining InterNations, you can find answers to all of the many questions you probably have related to moving to your new country, such as, "what is the school system like in Rotterdam?", "how can my spouse go about finding work in the city?" or "how do I access healthcare in the Netherlands?". Whatever your questions or concerns, our InterNations members are more than happy to help their fellow expats out. Rotterdam is a beautiful, dynamic city with a growing expat community, continually developing, with plenty of culture and activities to ensure you have an unforgettable expat experience. InterNations will be here to guide you every step of the way in your new home.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Brussels.

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Join Our Exciting Events in Rotterdam

Attend our monthly events and activities for Rotterdam expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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Apr 26, 2024, 7:00 PM
31 attendees
Dear fellows, Let's celebrate King's evening and warm up nicely for King's Day @CitizenM next to Blaak Station. Feel free to invite whoever you like to join our great meeting and have a wonderful ti
Jun 29, 2024, 4:00 PM
14 attendees
Small jazz festival in the green north of the city by the lake.

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Additional Information on Expat Life in Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam is a modern, multicultural city, characterized by city planners' decision to replace traditional Dutch-style architecture destroyed in the Second World War with new developments which have given the city its unique style. The city's current wave of urban development focuses on increasing housing and the creation of more child-friendly spaces around the city center, as well as shopping, entertainment, and cultural developments such as the Binnenrotte around Market Hall, Coolsingel, and Grote Kerkplein. Many expats choose to live in the center of the city where many good international schools are located, or in the greener suburbs nearby. Rotterdam remains as ever the center of the Netherlands' shipping industry, and these days is also home to well-known company headquarters and major employers including Unilever, Glencore, and Pfizer.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Amsterdam or Riyadh, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends and Grow Your Network of Expats in Rotterdam

InterNations prides itself on being a community of carefully approved members who are able to provided polite, helpful responses in a secure and trustworthy environment. You can ask any question, big or small, related to your new life in Rotterdam, from everyday trivialities to sound advice on complex paperwork. You will be able to interact with others in your new city who share the same interests with you, by taking part in offline groups hosted and organized by InterNations members in Rotterdam. This is a great way to smooth your transition into your new way of life. So whether you choose to live in Delfshaven, Noord, or Prins Alexander, or enjoy cooking, learning French, or yoga, you are sure to find new friends to explore the city with. Remember to attend some of InterNations' bigger events as well, where you're sure to encounter some interesting and well-traveled characters!