Wat we doen

This meetup is intended for expats to meet and interact socially with fellow expats living in the vicinity around Rotterdam. Expats looking for relaxation, conversation, to share experiences and ideas for surviving and thriving in Rotterdam and The Netherlands. Internationally minded Dutch people, particularly those who have been expats themselves, are welcome to join in.

Our intention is not to exclude local Dutch people. Dutch society is very open and tolerant. However, this group's primary aim is to facilitating social interaction between those going through the process of cultural confrontation; to share their expat experiences. Many expats go through cultural confrontation as a combination of amazement and shock. Feelings of isolation can be commonplace. Simple things that locals take for granted amaze expats. Those without the experience of living abroad for an extended period of time, have difficulty understanding the expats lifestyle.

Not to be discourteous to those who have welcomed us to their city, locals are welcome up to the point that the group's goal is maintained.


1. Everyone is a host
Be empathetic and welcoming to new members. If someone is hesitant or standing alone, invite them into your conversation. Remember we were all new here at some point. Make at least 3 new acquaintances at each event.

2. Keep it social
Do not come for non-social purposes (such as promotion or selling products or services, market research, recruitment, etc). This is disrespectful and rude. Expats come to these meetups for relaxation and social interaction, not a sales pitch. Those perceived to be violating the intent of an event in this way will be asked to stop. If they persist they will be asked to leave and to not return.

3. Have fun!!

Please read our FAQs: https://www.meetup.com/Expat-Lounge-Rotterdam/about/

Geplande evenementen (4)

Expat Cooking night, Indian fish curry

Banierstraat 62b kitchen

€ 20,00

Hi expat cooks, We are kicking off a new season of expats cooking nights with an Indian menu selected by Jay. Participants are involved with all aspects of the meal; preparation, serving, eating and cleaning-up. A few participants may be asked to help with the shopping, as well. This Meetup event requires arrival on time and staying until the cleaning is finished. It is a communal effort among expats interested in cooking dishes from each other's home country together. Here's the menu Jay is going to share with us: Starter: Paneer fry Main: Fish curry with rice (this dish is spicy) Desert: Payasam (rice pudding) Where: Banierstraat 62b Dress: come as you are When: Sept. 21, 17:30 (be on time!) Contribution: €20 to cover location rent, food and drink (paid in advance before Sept 15th, bank details will be sent via message after registration) Let's have another fun evening cooking and eating together! Cheers, Jay & Thom

Fall Friday after-work social drink

Cafe Prachtig

After another month of work come relax and meet with other expats for after-work conversation and drinks. We will be at the warfside at Cafe Prachtig with a panoramic view of the Maas river. When? Friday, Oct 4th, anytime after 19:00 until ?? Where? at Café Prachtig (on the Maas river under the Erasmus bridge north end) How to get there? 3 minute walk from Leuvenhaven metro station Cost? No admission or membership fees, pay as you go for own food and drinks Whether you have attended one of our informal drinks before or it will be your first time, be sure the atmosphere will be friendly and relaxed. We'll be there to meet you starting at 19:00. Expats Lounge Rotterdam


Live Escape

€ 26,00

Hello Advanturers, With an escape rate less than 35%, these two adventures challenge your mental and physical capabilities. The missions are; - Escape THE SAFE HOUSE (5 persons), Suspense. - Break into the LAB 13 (5 persons), Horror. - Investigate the BOILER ROOM (2 teams of 4) (4 vs 4), Horror. • 18 players in total, will be divided into 4 teams based on experience and room preferences. THEREFORE, PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION UPON SIGNING UP. • Duration is 60 minutes. • The most important criteria for joining this quest is to be able to communicate with complete strangers in English and not be afraid of closed dark places. • Since these missions are difficult you should be able to handle the pressure and still be able to communicate your progress and ideas with your teammate. <<< • See the 1.01 link and the Videos at the end. :) 👉RSVP: Once you are on the going list I will send you message on meetup to collect the payment. Please check you messages. in case of no reaction (within 2 days) you be moved to not going list to make a spot available for other people. Date: Sunday 13th of October 2019. Time: 12:30 (Game starts at 13:00. BUT, we will meet inside Live escape 30 minutes earlier to get to know your teammates, discuss strategies and previous experiences.). Where: Live Escape, Westblaak 13, 3012KC Rotterdam. What to wear: It might be hot inside so wear something light. Cost: - Escape THE SAFE HOUSE (5 persons), €24 per person. - Break into the LAB 13 (5 persons), €24 per person. - Investigate the BOILER ROOM (2 teams of 4) (4 vs 4). €26 per person. Payment details: * The payment detail will be sent to you via PM. so check your meetup messages. in case you didn't receive please contact me. * Cancellation is possible 10 days upfront and money will be refunded. * In case of late cancellation or no show the payment will not be refunded. RSVP RULES Attendance is limited to 18. If the RSVP is full, please add your name to the waiting list in case someone cancels. Joining the waiting list ensures that we can notify you when room comes free. But doesn’t mean that your RSVP is confirmed. Please be considerate to those on the waiting list by changing your reservation to "No" when you are not coming. It's frustrating for everyone when someone changes at the last minute or simple does not interact, especially those who take the trouble to put their name on the waiting list. Some Escape Room 101 : http://www.exitgame.nl/en/how-to-play-an-escape-room/ Some Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnkLRIAxz1I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyudoAgAiY8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-iDFdI1hds

Suggestions for Dancing
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For people who want to get together to dance in and around Rotterdam, or who want to recommend dance events. THIS MEETUP IS FOR EXPATS AND INTERNATIONALS, NOT FOR DANCE PROMOTERS.

Vorige evenementen (128)

Expat Cooking night, Indian fish curry

Banierstraat 62b kitchen

€ 20,00

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