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i am not a tourist Expat Fair – Amsterdam

  • 7 October 2018
    10:00 - 17:00

I'm not a Tourist Fair Amsterdam

Fair location: Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam

Entrance price: FREE via internet.

The WBII is taking a stand at the I am not a tourist Expat Fair. This Expat Fair for Internationals is the biggest event for internationals living, working, studying or setting up business in the Netherlands. The Expat Fair is about information, orientation and business networking with over 125 exhibitors, more than 3,000 visitors and free presentations and workshops.

If you would like to support the WBII and meet many of the visitors to the Fair, please get in touch with Darina Veen who is coordinating the day – her mobile 06 104 98856, email: darina@feng-shui-design.nl

Tickets are free for this event, so sign up on their website!

Huge thanks to our member Caroline Orthlieb for volunteering to give a talk at this event:

Caroline Orthlieb wbii10:30 The Dutch income tax system & tips for starting a business – WBII

Caroline is an active member of WBII and a successful business consultant. She will explain and clarify the Dutch income tax system.

She will talk about the very important facts to know when starting a business in The Netherlands.

She will also pay attention to planned changes in the Dutch tax system which are scheduled for next year and good to know in advance.

i am not a tourist’ annual Expat Fair for Internationals

Sunday 7th October 2018 – Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam

Sunday 7th October 2018 sees the 16th edition of Amsterdam’s renowned i am not a tourist Expat Fair for Internationals. Come to the stunning Beurs van Berlage in the heart of Amsterdam to explore what the Netherlands has to offer you! With this year a special theme “Jobs for Expats”.

Check out a video impression of the day and get your free ticket right now!

Every year we give you the chance to take part in engaging and useful workshops, mingle with thousands of fellow internationals and network with companies from across the country in what has become the largest expat focussed event in the Netherlands. And, what’s more, it’s free!

Whether you have just moved to Holland, are a long-term resident, or a digital nomad the i am not a tourist Expat Fair promises everything you need to know about living, working and enjoying your time here.

This year’s fair will be the biggest yet; offering more than 3,000 expats the chance to talk with professionals from diverse industries and explore a wide variety of social clubs, volunteering and entrepreneurial opportunities.

We have over 125 exhibitors and 40 professional presentations arranged around the themes of Relocation, Finance, Employment, Families, Healthcare, Education, Transport, Housing and Setting Up Home. Next to that there will be an entertaining programme.

Our venue the Beurs van Berlage is a spacious, welcoming place with room for the many exhibitors, workshop spaces, a grand main stage for entertainment, and on-site childcare.

Don’t miss this unique, one-day only event which allows you time to enjoy great food and entertainment while getting the best tips, tricks, and insider secrets from your fellow expats. The highlights of which we have condensed for you in our very own free Expat Survival Guide!

 Jobs for Expats

Special theme at this year’s Expat Fair is ‘Jobs for Expats’, especially designed for visitors who are pursuing an international career in the Netherlands. Employers, experts and recruiters will be on hand to help internationals wishing to build a professional network, continue their education, pursue their career or succeed as an entrepreneur.

You will find everything you need to succeed on the Dutch job market under one roof at the Expat Fair: grasp strategic networking opportunities and mingle with specialists from major industries. Bring your CV!

Follow the ‘Jobs for Expats’ signs at the exhibition floor to find the employment stands and start making valuable connections. Prepare ahead by taking a look at our Job Board for a selection of the jobs offered at the Expat Fair.

Time to get in touch with all things Dutch

Whatever your question, from ‘How do I set up a bank account and do my taxes?’ to ‘What is the best childcare, school or university for my child?’ the i am not a tourist Expat Fair can point you in the right direction. Both settled expats and new arrivals can find out about study, clubs and cultural activities.

There will be interesting live performances and presentations, for all ages, on the main stage. Our extensive program also includes a variety of workshops to help you integrate into life in the Netherlands. For families with children, the Expat Fair has a dedicated kids’ area managed by childcare professionals, Hestia Kinderopvang.




Venue Website:

Damrak 243, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 ZJ, Netherlands