What we're about

A warm welcome to Expat Republic The Hague!

Thanks for being part of the Expat Republic family (http://www.expatrepublic.com/)! With events running across The Netherlands you're bound to find some really cool folks you can connect with. We hold various events on a regular basis aimed at bringing people together and having good old fashion fun. Please let us know if you'd like to be an event host or organizer: http://www.expatrepublic.com/contact/

We're thrilled to have on our mailing list! We'll keep you in the loop with our latest news and helpful info regarding living and working in The Netherlands. I'm sure we'll have some fun stuff too.

Here is some great info relevant for expats and expat life in The Netherlands:

Don't forget to join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/expatrepublicthehague/), so you can meet other expats and ask questions to our community. you can also signup to our newsletter (https://www.expatrepublic.com/mailing-list/) where we feature loads of great info for expatriates and life in The Netherlands.


• List of Housing Resources (https://www.expatrepublic.com/resources-finding-house-room-netherlands/)

• Guide to setting up utilities in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/utilities-in-the-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Guide to Buying a Property in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/buying-property-in-the-netherlands/)

• Dutch Mortgage Calculator (https://www.expatrepublic.com/dutch-mortgage-calculator/)

• House cleaning services in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/house-cleaning-services-in-the-netherlands/)

Banking & Finance

• Setting up a Dutch bank account in 5 minutes with no BSN (http://bit.ly/2VkoR29?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Transferring money from abroad (https://www.torfx.com/affiliate/register/?afflno=A061741&mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Financial advice for Investments in The Netherlands (http://bit.ly/2Imm9ae?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Dutch Income Tax explained

• Everything you need to know about the 30% ruling (https://www.expatrepublic.com/30-ruling-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Dutch Income Tax Calculator (https://www.expatrepublic.com/dutch-income-tax-calculator/)

Health & Bikes

• Guide to Buying a Bicycle in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/a-guide-to-buying-a-bicycle-in-the-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• List of Dentists in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/dentist-in-the-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

Working in The Netherlands

• Surviving your Dutch office in Dutch (https://www.expatrepublic.com/how-to-survive-in-your-dutch-office-in-dutch/)

• Holiday Allowance in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/holiday-allowance-in-the-netherlands/)

See you,

Karim P.S. Dutch are most certainly welcome and encouraged!

Our Sponsor

Special thank you to Beacon Financial Education for being our meetup group sponsor. They provide a myriad of education and information regarding investments and financial matters. Please do checkout their website and book an appointment with a financial advisor (http://bit.ly/2Imm9ae)

If there's anything your missing please don't hesitate to let me know!



Upcoming events (5)

Halloween Themed Sangria and Secrets with Drag Queens

Online event

From 27th to 31st October, we’ll be doing special Halloween Themed Sangria & Secrets Experiences! Get ready to learn a scary sangria recipe with spooky shows! Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to the nº1 Online Experience in the World! Grab your favorite device, go to your Couch, or Kitchen, and get ready for the most amazing interactive Livestream ever created! We are @DragTaste and we’re here to bring extra happiness and unique sangria to your Life 🙂 This is so much more than a live cocktail class. Fabulous Drag Queens will teach you how to make the most authentic, fresh, and delicious Portuguese sangria, ALL from scratch, step by step! We will not only share this traditional secret recipe, but we’ll also be serving up our unique live performances on stage! It’ll be a cabaret-style digital cocktail class you’ll never forget. Get ready for fireworks, smoke effects, lights, and AMAZING costumes that we created, especially for you! It’s time for you to Dance, Laugh, and Cheers. Embrace these times with positivity and relax with us! Once we finish the Sangria we’ll hang out, toast to life, talk about Lisbon, drag culture, answer your questions, and more! At the end of the experience, you’ll make friends from all over the world—without ever leaving your own house! This Experience is also great for team-building to reconnect with your colleagues while working from home. When & Where Date: Tueaday, October 27 – Saturday, October[masked] Time: Various Hosted in English, Portuguese Where: Online via Zoom (AirBnB Experiences) - https://www.airbnb.com/associates/136750?s=67&c=.pi115.pk0_9&a4ptk=22609_0_9_136750&af=115 What To Bring - All our sessions are for 30 guests, so bring your friends & family! - Tickets are per person, not per household/Bookings - After booking, you’ll receive the full list of ingredients - You can find all ingredients everywhere! So don’t worry 😉 - Basic utensils we will use: small pot, large jar, cutting board, knive, large spoon - We have sessions available for all Time Zones, from USA, AUS, Europe, Asia, and more - Available EVERY day of the week! 😀 (usually sold out) - Private groups available with a maximum of 100 guests - We can make the Experience also in Spanish, Russian and Portuguese (by request) - All Sangria Guests get a surprise gift for our new Online Experience! - You can decide to Make the Sangria with us or just to Watch the Class & Shows

How to Earn Your First 10k Euro as a Freelancer


The corporate rat race isn’t for you (understandably so!) so, you’ve recently jumped into entrepreneurship to make your dreams come true! There’s only one problem: you’re not sure how to build your revenue as a freelancer (i.e. 10k euro per month). No worries, though. You’ve come to the right place. We’ve been there and we’ll show you how it’s done. In this webinar we’ll discuss: - How to reach your goals in a quick, efficient, and consistent way. - Why you need to go after a niche market rather than target everyone. - How to target that niche with the right approach and product/service. - Why “spray and pray” never works. - The most common mistakes made by freelancers and new entrepreneurs. - Five things you will have to change in order to succeed as a freelancer. - What it means to have a successful mindset and how to achieve it. - How to achieve your business goals without losing personal freedom (i.e. working extreme hours). This webinar is perfect for you if: - You’d like to super-size your freelance business. - You’re struggling to earn a reliable and consistent income whilst freelancing. - You’re still “hoping” your marketing efforts will work. - You’re getting clients you don’t want (not willing to pay a lot and hard to work with). - You’re interested in becoming a successful freelancer by getting your niche, offering, website, strategy, marketing/comms, and social media right. The “secrets” to becoming a successful freelancer are simple, easy, and repeatable. All you have to remember is that knowledge is power. If there’s a will there is a way. Make the first (and most important) step by registering today! Details: When: Thursday, October 29, 2020 Time: 19:00 – 20:30 Where: Webinar Register FREE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-earn-your-first-10k-euro-as-a-freelancer-tickets-120419904175 About the Speakers Joep van Deutekom is a serial entrepreneur who has built a number of successful businesses. He has been an entrepreneur since a young age having grown up in the family business. He has helped many freelancers achieve financial independence by reaching their 10k per month goal. Joep holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management and is passionate about helping expatriates build their companies and freelancing businesses abroad. Make sure to check out his community of expatriate entrepreneurs: expat opportunities.

Renting in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area


During this presentation, you will gain a comprehensive overview of the Amsterdam rental market. We will explain the headaches of this heated market and explain why Amsterdam appears to have a bad reputation. More importantly, we will guide you through the typical process of renting an apartment, what to look out for and what to avoid, as well as top tips for finding your perfect home. Here is a sneak peek of what you’ll learn: - Which parts of Amsterdam (and surrounding areas) are worth considering when looking for an apartment - How much you should expect to pay on a rental property - What to consider when starting a home search - What resources are available to help with your home search - What to think about before you sign a lease contract When & Where Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020 Time: 18:30 – 19:30 CET Where: Webinar (Online) REGISTER: Free - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/renting-in-the-amsterdam-metropolitan-area-webinar-tickets-115070902166

Buying Your Own Home in the Netherlands

Online event

With rental prices being high, the home becomes more important than ever, and mortgages being easily accessible due to low-interest rates, now is a great time to consider buying your new home in the Netherlands. With this in mind, what else would you need to consider when buying your own home? At the ‘Buying Your Own Home’ event we will share with you all you need to know about the process of purchasing a home. We will be discussing the following: - The advantages of buying vs. renting - The process of buying a home - Key players you’ll meet during the process - Other important things to know - Timeline and costs After the presentation, which will take around 30-45 minutes, there will be plenty of time for Q&A to help you with your questions. The following speakers will share their knowledge and insights with you, allowing you to take this information into account when considering buying a home. When & Where Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020 Time: 19:00 – 21:0 CET Where: Webinar (Online) REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buying-your-own-home-in-the-netherlands-webinar-tickets-126276597703 Speakers Kimo Paula – Founder of Expat Housing Network & Buying Consultant. Sezer Yilmaz – Founder of Mister Mortgage & Mortgage Specialist

Past events (225)

Pastel de Nata Baking Class

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