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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 the International Welcome Event. Every month a special Talent Night is organized at Venture Café (next door to Rotterdam Central Station), focusing on opportunities and challenges in the field of talent in the city, with a break-out session especially for spouses. These and other events will help you settle, feel at home, meet other expats and share your experiences living and working in Rotterdam.