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The ‘I am not a Tourist’ fair and International Festival are back in Eindhoven

Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture, making connections, solving immigration and tax issues…everything is an option at the ‘I am not a tourist’ expat fair which is taking place in Eindhoven for the second time on June 11.

The ‘I am not a tourist’ fair is the biggest expat-orientated event in the Netherlands, which until last year had only been held in Amsterdam.  The Eindhoven event has been organised together with the Holland Expat Center South in recognition of the growing importance of the region as an international centre.

The ‘I am not a tourist’ fair in Eindhoven is a prime opportunity for internationals in Eindhoven and beyond to get the lowdown on life in the ‘lowlands’. The event brings together 50 exhibitors and more than 1,500 internationals in an historic setting: the former VDMA garage on the Vestdijk, a stunning industrial building in the heart of the city.


Newcomers will be able to find out more about housing in the Netherlands, attend talks on the employment market, banking, education and the tax system. There will also be a programme of performances and workshops throughout the day.

But there is lots on offer for old hands as well.

International festival

Outside the main fair location you can also drop into the the annual International Festival. Dozens of stalls selling food, drinks, hand-made products, art, paintings and jewellery – will also be open for business. The market will be combined with live music from international and local artists and, of course, entertainment for children. Inside the Hub Eindhoven for Expats, you can enjoy conferences and workshops, and there will be a bar on the outside deck.

Sport and Leisure

New this year is the Sport & Leisure Experience, organised together with EindhovenSport and the Holland Expat Center South. After all, there is more to sport in Eindhoven than top notch football and hockey! You can take part in more than 70 different sports in the Eindhoven region and many of the clubs will be on hand to help you pick the ideal sport for you.

The south of the Netherlands also has some great cultural gems – think museums and theatre – great activities for children and places to get away from it all and relax as well. You can find out more on June 11.

Shake up your world and broaden your horizon by discovering what’s going on in the rest of the expat community. Come to Eindhoven on June 11 for the ‘I am not a Tourist’ expat fair and celebrate an international city.

Order your free tickets for the ‘I am not a tourist’ Expat Fair at the International Boulevard, Eindhoven here.

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