Links and resources for expats

Here you can find a list of links to information that can be useful to expats living in The Hague or planning to relocate to and settle in the city or surrounding municipalities.

Resources and networking

  • ACCESS: Not-for-profit organisation helping anyone from anywhere settle with ease in the Netherlands. Based in The Hague.
  • Expatriate Archive Centre: Archive of life stories from expats and their families, from all over the world.
  • Expat Events: Parties and events exclusively for the international community in The Hague.
  • Expat Expert: Personal site supporting accompanying expat families (and especially the expat spouse) in order to make the most of the privilege of living and working overseas.
  • Expat Finder: Guides, articles and interviews covering a wide variety of countries and topics. Receive free quotes and advice from a service providers and experts.
  • Expatica: The English-language news & information source for expatriates living in, working in or moving to the Netherlands. 
  • ExpatINFO Holland: Making life in the Netherlands easier for expats, international residents and foreign students who may not speak or understand Dutch.
  • Families in Global Transition: A welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them.
    • Global Connection: With 20 years of experience, Global Connection informs and inspires expat partners about expat life through its wide range of publications.
    • IamExpat.nl: A website for expats in the Netherlands of all colours, shapes and sizes.
    • InterNations: An international online network exclusively for people living and working abroad.
    • Just Landed: The Holland Guide covers topics like visas, housing, jobs and finance to help you manage everyday life.
    • nlplanet.com: English-language resources for the Netherlands and all things Dutch.

      News and information

      • ACCESS magazine: Quarterly magazine with diverse articles and information of interest to the international community in the Netherlands.
      • Diplomat Affairs Magazine:  Reports on the diplomatic and expat community and how they are in touch with the Dutch community.
      • Diplomat Magazine: The first official diplomatic magazine in the Netherlands, also covering Benelux.
      • Diplomat TV: An English-language programme broadcasting once a month on public television about the lives and work of the diplomatic, international and Dutch communities in the Benelux.
      • DutchbuzZ: A weekly radio programme for the international and expat communities in The Hague on Den Haag FM.
      • DutchNews.nl: The latest news from the Netherlands downloadable online every weekday.
      • The Hague Online: Daily news about the expat community, The Hague, and relevant national and international news.
      • Here in Holland: Stories and interviews about life in the Netherlands for internationals living here.
      • Holland Books: A website from which you can can purchase books about the Netherlands.
      • The Local Expat: Monthly English-language newspaper for expats in The Hague.
      • NL Times: Daily news stories about the Netherlands.
      • Overheid.nl: The central access point to all information about government organisations in the Netherlands.
      • Xpat.nl: Essential information on living, working and studying in the Netherlands.

      Dining

      • Dining City: Restaurant guide for the Netherlands.
      • IENS: Independent restaurant guide with reviews for the Netherlands.
      • Trip Advisor: Traveller reviews on The Hague's restaurants.

      Work and study

      For a list of specialised job agencies, see our section on Work.

      • Check-NL: The search engine to facilitate the professional lives of internationals living in or coming to the Netherlands.
      • Expertise in Labour Mobility: A useful resource for expats trying to find a job in the Netherlands or abroad. With career guidance, job advice and workshops.
      • Study in Holland: Everything about higher education for expats in the Netherlands.
      • Together Abroad: International career portal with information on jobs, internships and education in the Netherlands.
      • Volunteer The Hague: Look for suitable volunteer opportunities in the online database.

      Other websites

      Published: 28 July 2017Modified: 3 July 2018