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A warm welcome to Expat Republic!

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/

The point of our community is to help you meet and get to know locals in and around the city of Rotterdam.

For those of you whom are new to the city and looking for housing checkout:


• Housing resources and where to look (http://www.expatrepublic.com/resources-finding-house-room-netherlands/)

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

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

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

• Setting up Utilities in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/utilities-in-the-netherlands/)

Taxes in The Netherlands

• Dutch income Tax System (https://www.expatrepublic.com/basics-dutch-income-tax-system/)

• The 30% Ruling (https://www.expatrepublic.com/30-ruling-netherlands/)

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

Career & Work

• Expat & English Speaking Jobs in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/jobs-and-where-to-find-them/)

• Starting a Business in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/starting-a-business-in-the-netherlands/)

• Career Coaches in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/career-coaches-in-the-netherlands/)

• The Most in Demand Skills For the Future (https://www.expatrepublic.com/the-most-in-demand-skills-for-the-future/)


• Dutch Schools in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/dutch-schools/)

• Advantages of the Blended Learning Approach to Language (https://www.expatrepublic.com/5-advantages-of-the-blended-learning-approach-to-language/)

• What an intensive dutch language course (https://www.expatrepublic.com/language-boot-camp-what-does-a-week-in-an-intensive-language-course-look-like/) looks like!


• Cost of Living in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/solid-investment-advice-for-expats-living-in-the-netherlands/)

• What to do with 401k when moving abroad? (https://www.expatrepublic.com/what-to-do-with-your-401k-when-moving-abroad/)

• Investment Advice for Expats (https://www.expatrepublic.com/solid-investment-advice-for-expats-living-in-the-netherlands/)

Just moved and looking for a dentist?


Enjoy weekend trips (https://www.expatrepublic.com/weekend-trips/)? Why not checkout one of these great destinations



Are you an American Expat and want to know more about FATCA (https://www.expatrepublic.com/fatca-can-affect/)?

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

Upcoming events (4+)

Landing Your Dream Job in The Netherlands

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Looking for a new challenge is never easy, especially when there are loads of other candidates who are highly qualified and speak Dutch. You know the drill, search, apply, and get rejected (or worse yet not get a response!). After a while it can be frustrating and can leave you doubting yourself which is, let’s face it, demoralizing. After all, why should you settle yourself deserve to be happy and valuable don’t you?

Never fear, Expat Republic along with Grace Career Coaching are here!

Believe it or not, landing an awesome job that you love is a lot easier than you think. The key is to know how the system works and what to do! (and what not to do!). Before landing your dream job, the most important thing is to get yourself an invitation to interviews. In this very special webinar, we’ll talk about how to write an OUTSTANDING CV and get your interview opportunities!

Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll learn:

  • How to position yourself as the top candidate
  • Find the right vacancies that suit your passion and capabilities
  • The secret to beating ATS systems
  • How to write an OUTSTANDING CV (this is gold!)
  • What could be your success journey towards your dream job


  • Presentation
  • Q&A Session

When & Where

  • When: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:30 CET
  • Where: Online


About the Speaker
Grace helps people to discover their purpose and land their dream job. Life is too short to be in a job you don’t like or one that makes you unhappy! With over 13 years of experience, she specializes in helping professional expats land their dream job in the Netherlands! Check her website at www.gracecareercoach.com

Retire in Style: Retirement Planning for Expats

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When moving abroad you gain new perspectives, new experiences and, sometimes, a nice pay raise. The one thing you are not guaranteed is a comfortable retirement.

It’s no secret that being an expat poses various challenges to retirement planning and many expats struggle to prepare enough for their golden years.

With pensions systems across the globe weakening and the threat of a global retirement crisis looming, it’s more important now than ever to prepare yourself for the future.

Join us for this very special webinar on retirement planning for expats, where we teach you how you can retire in style!

In this webinar we’ll discuss:


Why Retirement Planning is Essential

The state of global retirement plans and pensions

Creating Retirement Goals

  • Create clear financial targets based on personal objectives
  • Accounting for inflation
  • The 4% rule

How to Create a Retirement Plan

  • How to calculate your current assets future value
  • Understanding how much you’ll need to invest by retirement
  • Calculating your current retirement shortfall
  • Creating a plan to overcome your shortfall

Managing Your Retirement Plan

  • Where do you invest; Pensions, Local investment Schemes or International platforms?
  • Double taxation agreements.
  • How to manage and merge multiple state and private pensions together
  • When to get started and the value of time as an asset
  • How to manage risk throughout the life of the retirement plan

19:00 – 20:00 – Luke Staden Presentation
20:00 - 20:30 - Q&A

When & Where
When: Thursday, June[masked]
Time: 19:00 – 20:30 CEST (Dutch time)
Where: Online

FREE Registration

About the Speaker
Luke Staden is a licensed financial advisor with extensive experience in the Dutch, German and UK markets and has helped many expatriates plan their financial future. He is passionate about investing and even more so about helping internationals reach their financial goals & dreams!

Play Football at Sportcomplex Nenijto

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FC Urban is a platform to play football games without the rigid commitments and obligations of competitive football clubs at high prices. Casual and affordable football is the aim where you just pay a small monthly fee and opt-in and out to play games whenever it suits you. Today, FC Urban Netherlands hosts games in several Cities and since 2018, it has branched out across the sea to London, UK.

On Wednesday find FC Urban in Rotterdam at Sportcomplex Nenijto. Find a suitable time on 6 July 2022 and come to play!

How to Prepare for Your FC Urban Match

  • Please be there 10 minutes before the match starts
  • Bring shoes

If you can’t make that date, then checkout alternate dates/times at the FC urban website.

Become an urban coach and make friends, organize matches, get paid!

Moving to The Netherlands Webinar and Q&A

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Whether you’re new to the Netherlands or a seasoned veteran, you will probably always have questions about life in NL. Our team has been here for 14 years and has amassed a LOT of knowledge and so, what better thing to do with this knowledge than to share it with our fellow international friends!

We’ll give you the underground tips nobody will tell which we’ve learned over the years and answer your specific questions. In the event that we can’t answer your question, we probably know someone who can and will follow up afterward with an answer.

Anything goes: finding a house, finding a bike, dating The Dutch, finding a cleaner in The Netherlands, making friends, public transportation, Dutch health insurance, the cost of living in The Netherlands, learning Dutch, career coaching, doing your taxes, utilities tips, childcare in The Netherlands, finding a mobile phone plan and so on and so forth. Just try us.


  • Presentation & Course with Crucial Tips!
  • Q&A

How it works

  • Step 1: Register for the event (€25)
  • Step 2: You will receive a zoom link
  • Step 3: Join using the zoom link.

Join us for an online round table where you can ask us anything about life in NL. Please note spots are limited so make sure to grab your ticket early!

See you,

Expat Republic Team

Past events (425)

Starting a Business in The Netherlands Webinar

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