You may also be interested in exploring social activities beyond faith-based communities and sport clubs. Many of the social activities on offer in Rotterdam have websites and social media accounts; search for your interest online, and you’re likely to find opportunities easily.
On websites like Internations and MeetUp, you can easily find other people that share your interests or background. Meetup also includes a page for the Expat Republic Rotterdam , one of the expat communities in Rotterdam. They organise drinks and other informal gatherings. It is also a great way to network.
Rotterdam also has a great family-oriented expat community, structured by organisations like Intouch and Rotterdam Parents. Both are set up and run by expat mums and their families and organise various events where you can bring your kids.
If you are looking for specific expat communities, here are a few suggestions, although the city has many more:
- Chinese Student Association Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Dan Hua Culture & Education Centre
- International Woman Networking Group Rotterdam
- International Students Rotterdam
- Pickwick Club – The International Women’s Club of Rotterdam
- Rotterdam Japan Club
- The Netherlands – India Association
- The Indonesia Nederland Youth Society (INYS)