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It’s back! Sign up here for the 17th Amsterdam ‘I am not a Tourist’ fair

The annual ‘i am not a tourist’ Expat Fair for Internationals returns to the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, for its 17th edition!

Sunday 6th October 2019 will soon be rolling round again and with it the annual ´i am not a tourist´ Expat Fair for Internationals, Amsterdam edition. Now in its 17th year the Expat Fair has more on offer than ever. Whether you are thinking of settling in The Netherlands, in the process of settling in, or have long since made Holland home there´s something for you at Expat Fair.

This year is centred around three special themes: Jobs for Expats, Houses for Expats and Education for Expats. Expect a day full of informative presentations and workshops on how to find a job, education, housing, banking, taxes, entertainment, clubs and much more!

The ´i am not a tourist´ Expat Fair is by far the biggest event in the country solely focussed on the needs of expats – and it’s completely free! We´re delighted to once again be hosting the event at the beautiful and spacious Beurs van Berlage in the bustling centre of Amsterdam.

If you´re looking for a new job in The Netherlands we have more than 20 exhibitors focussed on work opportunities for internationals. If you have a position already and need help relocating – we have experts to help you. Already arrived? But having trouble finding a school for the children? We have folks on hand and ready to help. And the children are welcome too – there is an on-site play area managed by our friends at Hestia Kinderopvang, and even a magic show!

Jobs for Expats

Come for culture, come for love, come for a challenging new career: there are many reasons expats head to the Netherlands to live and work. Most of them need to know more about working life here. Whether you´re a digital nomad, accompanying a spouse, an entrepreneur or taking up a role at an international company we have employers, experts, job coaches and recruiters ready to answer the questions most pertinent to your working life. And there is a diverse range of industries represented.

If you are looking for multilingual vacancies in particular, then you will want to head to the stands with ‘Jobs for Expats’ signs. It is the ideal opportunity to broaden your professional network – so have your CV at the ready!

Houses for Expats

Finding a home in the Netherlands can be challenging for new arrivals. For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the Dutch housing market finding a place to rent or buy can be tricky, and in big cities like Amsterdam notoriously hard. So, getting to grips with tenant´s rights, mortgages and property law is a must.

We will have specialists in housing related issues to answer your questions from relocation groups, to estate agents, mortgage advisors and notaries. Whether you are looking for a short-term residency or your dream home for life, you will find what you need at the Expat Fair. Talk to the real experts and enjoy free access to exclusive workshops covering everything you need to know to find a home, and feel at home, in Holland.

Education for Expats

The Netherlands has a long and proud tradition of world class education. From a wide range of methodologies in the primary age group, to a forward thinking approach to 21st century-ready secondary education. Post high school, students can opt to study at some of the very best universities in the world and enjoy a culture grounded in a commitment to lifelong learning.

The system of education here is unique to the The Netherlands, there is a huge amount of choice including Montessori, bilingual and international schooling. At the Expat Fair you can meet schools and universities and follow presentations to help you understand the Dutch education system in detail and make informed choices about your education or that of your family.


We´re proud that we can offer an enjoyable day as well as a useful one. This year we will have Amsterdam based stand-up comedian, Greg Shapiro, giving you the lowdown on going native in the lowlands; alongside other live performances, suitable for all ages. And you can find out about other local entertainment, social and cultural clubs, and volunteering opportunities too.


Places are limited, but tickets are completely FREE when booking online at Details of public transport links and parking options can also be found on the website.

Explore what the Netherlands has to offer you! Get your FREE ticket today!

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