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A lot is different this year, but there is one thing we don’t want to change… and that is giving you and your family a warm welcome to your new hometown Rotterdam.

Therefore Rotterdam Expat Centre organizes the virtual Rotterdam Expat Welcome Event 2020 on Thursday November 26th, 2020. This event is especially for new expats coming to the Rotterdam region. Since the event is virtually this year, your family abroad is also very welcome to join and learn more about your new hometown.

About the Rotterdam Expat Welcome Event
The event will be hosted in collaboration with Rotterdam Venture Café. In the first part Rotterdam Expat Centre will show you how to tap into all this potential that Rotterdam offers you and your family. You will learn more about Rotterdam, the Dutch culture and its habits. In the second part you get the opportunity to meet and network virtually with fellow expats and expat communities. In the final part you may decide to follow additional workshops whereby experts share more on topics such as the Dutch health insurance, Dutch tax system or give tips how to start your career in The Netherlands as a spouse.

16:30: Plenary
17:30: Networking with expat communities & fellow expats (find more details below)
18:00: Additional workshops (find the full program below)
19:00: End

Register now
The Rotterdam Expat Welcome Event 2020 takes place virtually on the 26th of November, 2020 starting from 16:30 at Rotterdam Venture Café Virtual. Please register your attendance HERE. You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions how to attend the event virtually.


Expert sessions starting from 17.30

17.30 – 18.15  Carreer workshop by Adams Multilingual Recruitment

18.00 – 19.00 Virtual Taste of Dance Therapy to Feel Home by  Expat Wellbeing

18.00 – 19.00 Tax Workshop by Prymemobility

18.30 – 19.15 Dutch health system explained by H4i


Present organizations in the networking room starting from 17.30:

Walking & Talking
With Walking and Talking, you learn and practice the Dutch language in a non-fail environment. No classrooms, no obligations, just real talks. Exactly how we do it in real life. Would you like to practice your Dutch and meet new people? Come by our info table!

NL Cares brings people from different backgrounds together in Rotterdam. Would you like to do flexible volunteer work in Rotterdam? Then visit our info table.

Expats in Rotterdam support group
Our mission is to create a community of expats in Rotterdam and to support each other during the integration process. We know how difficult it can be to find friends in a new country or how frustrating the job hunting process can be, so we want to lift each other up and hopefully create strong bonds over time.

International Women Networking Group
This group is for International Women in Rotterdam who are looking for support and opportunities to collaborate and socialize with other professional women.