Welcome to Rotterdam, the gateway to Europe. International city with a distinct character, energetic, always in motion, eyes on the future. Dynamic port city, where a vibrant mix of more than 170 nationalities and many cultures, subcultures and communities make for a diverse, inclusive and open urban culture. It’s no wonder that more and more international companies and expats settle and build their future in Rotterdam.
Going abroad and creating a new life in a new city can be quite a challenge. You want to make sure you pick the city that fits your needs and your lifestyle. A place where you can find like-minded people and a community where you and your family can easily fit in and feel at home. We would like to warmly welcome you to Rotterdam.
How we help
How to tap into all this potential that Rotterdam offers you and your family? That’s easy. You contact us at the Rotterdam Expat Centre. We are familiar with all requirements and procedures that come with wanting to settle in Rotterdam. We know what questions you might have and what challenges you face. We will help you with a soft landing in Rotterdam, we can advise you on things like taxes, housing, opening a bank account, healthcare, education and careers. Our services for expats are free, tailored to your specific needs and also include your spouse and children.
Especially for new expats coming to Rotterdam we organize yearly the International Welcome Event. These and other events will help you settle, feel at home, meet other expats and share your experiences living and working in Rotterdam.
The Greater Rotterdam-The Hague region
Rotterdam is part of the Greater Rotterdam-The Hague region, a dynamic area, defined by sprawling urban centres and with easy access to nature. Working in the Greater Rotterdam-The Hague region provides you with many opportunities to solve global challenges by collaboration between various industries. From Rotterdam, with the largest port in Europe, to The Hague’s security Delta and the Universities in Leiden and Delft, the Greater Rotterdam-The Hague area is the place where you can genuinely improve the world.
You can read more on what our region has to offer you by visiting Work in Greater Rotterdam-The Hague
How we help – The Red Carpet Treatment
- One Stop Shop – Immigration office (IND), municipality of Rotterdam and a bank in house for the formal registration process
- Practical assistance – Providing information about education, housing, healthcare, taxes and career
- Soft landing – Advice about living in Rotterdam, connecting to the right network, organize events such as the International Welcome Event and Talent Nights for expats