This year is centred around three special themes: Jobs for Expats, Houses for Expats and Education for Expats. Expect a day full of informative presentations and workshops on how to find a job, education, housing, banking, taxes, entertainment, clubs and much more!

Sunday 6th October will soon be rolling round again and with it the annual ´i am not a tourist´ Expat Fair for Internationals, Amsterdam edition. Now in its 17th year the Expat Fair has more on offer than ever. Whether you´re thinking of settling in The Netherlands, in the process of settling in, or have long since made Holland home there´s something for you at Expat Fair.

Jobs for Expats

Come for culture, come for love, come for a challenging new career: there are many reasons expats head to The Netherlands to live and work. Most of them need to know more about working life here. Whether you´re a digital nomad, accompanying a spouse, an entrepreneur or taking up a role at an international company there will be employers, experts, job coaches and recruiters ready to answer the questions most pertinent to your working life. And there is a diverse range of industries represented.

Houses for Expats

Finding a home in The Netherlands can be challenging for new arrivals. For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the Dutch housing market finding a place to rent or buy can be tricky, and in big cities like Amsterdam notoriously hard. So, getting to grips with tenant´s rights, mortgages and property law is a must. There will be specialists in housing related issues to answer your questions from relocation groups, to estate agents, mortgage advisors and notaries.

Education for Expats

The Netherlands has a long and proud tradition of world class education. From a wide range of methodologies in the primary age group, to a forward thinking approach to 21st century-ready secondary education. Post high school, students can opt to study at some of the very best universities in the world and enjoy a culture grounded in a commitment to lifelong learning.

The system of education here is unique to the Netherlands, there is a huge amount of choice including Montessori, bilingual and international schooling. At the Expat Fair you can meet schools and universities and follow presentations to help you understand the Dutch education system in detail and make informed choices about your education or that of your family.


The  fair offer an enjoyable day as well as a useful one. This year we will have Amsterdam based stand-up comedian, Greg Shapiro, giving you the lowdown on going native in the lowlands; alongside other live performances, suitable for all ages. And you can find out about other local entertainment, social and cultural clubs, and volunteering opportunities too.


Places are limited, but tickets are completely FREE when booking online at Details of public transport links and parking options can also be found on the website.

Explore what the Netherlands has to offer you! Get your FREE ticket today!

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