Rotterdam Expat Centre is now Rotterdam International Center. We have moved into a new office in the Groot Handelsgebouw read more


Expat and new to the city of Rotterdam? Looking to connect with fellow expats, families and  local communities? Join our online Expat Café, which takes place every last Thursday of the month.

During the monthly Expat Café get togethers, Rotterdam Expat Centre and Rotterdam Venture Café together with partners within the city would like to help you make valuable connections and to feel at home in your new city. We will tell you more about the city and activities you and your family may be interested in. Every Expat Café meeting, one fellow expat will share his or her journey of coming to, and living in Rotterdam. We hope and trust these personal stories will inspire you

Networking will be an integral and important element of our Expat Café events, which will start at 16:30 hours. You’ll be able to meet and talk to fellow expats and get to know communities. Rotterdam Expat Centre will be available at one of the online info tables. We’ll be happy to meet you and answer any questions you may have. For this, we will use a tool called Remo. Read more about this tool here.

Finally, every Expat Café event a different expert will host an information workshop about a specific, relevant topic for internationals. Please find the full overview below:


15.45 – 16.00 Digital walk in


Choose the expat café session.

16.00 -16.30 Start plenary session

Our expat speaker of the month is Geoffrey who relocated as a child from Mauritius to Rotterdam. He will share his journey of coming The Netherlands as an expat child and his experience at Rotterdam International Secondary School.

16.30 Networking with fellow expats and local communities.

This months following organisation will be present: International Women Networking Group and Female Ventures

16:30–17:30 Break Out: Schooling & Education

Will yousoon arrive in Rotterdam with your children? Or do you have young children that have to start school after the holidays? Not sure what choice to make when it comes to schooling? Then don’t miss this workshop! During the Education & Schooling workshop you will learn all about the schooling possibilities for your children in Rotterdam. There will be a panel discussion between different international and public schools to give a good insight how the schooling system works and what the difference between the type schools is. This workshop will guide and help parents to make the decision on what type of education suites their child best.

The following panelist will join: NAISR, Harbour School and Talma School