What we're about

Based in Amsterdam, we are the largest and coolest international community in the Netherlands. We’re a social club for Amsterdam expats with an international membership that includes both recently relocated expats and long-term residents. Our doors are open to everyone. Whether you are an expat, a Dutch who's internationally oriented, or simply a traveller passing through, you're all welcome to join our growing multicultural family.

On a weekly basis, we host a range of networking and social events at various locations in the city, where expats and locals can gather to meet interesting people, create valuable connections and foster new friendships. Our events are always conducted in a friendly and welcoming environment.

We meet up regularly to: drink & mingle at various Amsterdam hotspots, explore the city's good food with social dining, watch comedy shows and plays, go clubbing and dancing, watch and play games and sports, go on special trips and rides... and other authentic Amsterdam experiences.

For event news and updates:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/laughingatpotatoes.amsterdam

For community discussions, membership perks and other expat-related info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/laughingatpotatoes

Our Meetup.com group:
https://www.meetup.com/amsterdam-expat

Social Dining: http://www.saucially.com (http://www.saucially.com/)

Whatsapp Groups: To join, send a message to +31 6 1968 0620. Remember to state your member name either on our meetup.com (http://meetup.com/) page or on our Facebook group and let us know which event you're interested in so we can assign you to the proper groups.

Upcoming events (5+)

Thank God It's Friday @ De Biertuin

De Biertuin

THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY... BECAUSE EVERY WEEK NEEDS A HAPPY ENDING ;-) De Biertuin is a venue we return to regularly. It's right in the middle of the city centre, 5 mins walk from Leidseplein. The convenient location means those of us who would like to boogie later have all the cool and popular hangouts within easy reach. ♣ Great event for first time attendees or returning veterans! ♣ Cold beers and good selection of wine! ♣ Plus you get to hang out with the coolest expat community in Amsterdam :-) [ OPTIONAL] Join our whatsapp group by sending a message to [masked]. State your meetup.com / facebook name and the event you’re interested in. You must be a member of meetup.com or our facebook group in order to join.

EAST SIDE STORY – Saturday Night Drinks @ BAR BOTANIQUE

There’s no better place to begin our foray into Amsterdam's multicultural East than within the green walls of Bar Botanique. Soak up the tropical greenery of this award-winning source of pride for the East! Situated adjacent to the popular Javastraat, Bar Botanique is only a little more than a year old. It has a nice back story, formerly housing a gym before it was converted to a local Dutch café – De Ponteneur – which had then gone on to serve as “the living room of the East" for the next 25 years. Every aspect of this sensational space makes for a spectacular sight, from the soothing colour scheme and the tropical plants, to the artful play that exists between the high ceilings, lighting and reflective elements. It’s no wonder Foodbloggers awarded it winner of this year's Best Design. ♣︎ Great event for first-time attendees or returning veterans! ♣︎ French-Mediterranean cuisine and good selection of drinks from the bar ♣︎ Plus you get to hang out with the coolest expat community in Amsterdam ;-) [ OPTIONAL ] Join our whatsapp group by sending a message to [masked]. State your meetup.com / facebook name and the event you’re interested in. You must be a member of meetup.com or our facebook group in order to join.

THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY @ WATERKANT

Waterkant Amsterdam

“Where there’s water, there’s life.” If you’ve ever biked past Nassaukade in the evenings, you’ll be sure to come across a spot on the other side of the waters where cheerful colours and distinct chatter take your eyes momentarily off the road. It’s impossible not to be drawn to the hustle and bustle of this waterfront bar and eatery situated in the West of Amsterdam. Inspired by a renowned street of the same name in Suriname’s capital city, this hip local favourite hangout is a must-try for both first-timers and returning veterans. Even with the infamous Dutch weather, this place will defiantly coax the tropical mojo out of you. ☀︎ Mouth-watering Dutch & Surinamese bar snacks ☀︎ Good choice of specialty beers and decent wine selection ☀︎ Centralized location; nestled between Jordaan and Leidseplein ☀︎ Plus you get to hang out with the coolest expat community in Amsterdam ;-) [ OPTIONAL ] Join our whatsapp group by sending a message to [masked]. State your meetup.com / facebook name and the event you’re interested in. You must be a member of meetup.com or our facebook group in order to join.

We Love Wednesdays @ Bar Basquiat

Bar Basquiat

Because Wednesday is the new Friday! Join us as we visit a former supermarket in Amsterdam East, the butcher’s counter which now houses the bar from where we’ll be ordering our drinks! Bar Basquiat’s entire interior not only pays homage to the building’s past, but also creatively dances around a theme that inspired its name. American graffiti artist and poet Jean-Michel Basquiat is the star in here. You’ll find traces of him in the paint splattered walls, neon signs in scribbled handwriting font and snippets of his poetry littered throughout the venue. ✤ Great event for first-time attendees or returning veterans! ✤ Solid selection of craft beers + Vietnamese delights on the menu ✤ Plus you get to hang out with the coolest expat community in Amsterdam ;-) [ OPTIONAL] Join our whatsapp group by sending a message to [masked]. State your meetup.com / facebook name and the event you’re interested in. You must be a member of meetup.com or our facebook group in order to join.

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