Whether you’re a settled expat, a new arrival or considering a move to the Netherlands, this event is your key to a successful life as an international in ‘NL’.
The “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair is a unique opportunity to get all information and contacts you need in one place. Within a single day, you’ll have the chance to meet groups and clubs, service providers, experts, and other expats.
Tackle the ‘tongue-twister’ language taste delicious cheese and ‘bitterballen’, discover sports and cultural clubs, make new connections, discover the secret to finding a new home in the vibrant Dutch cities, how to access financial services or register for early or further education, and more, at the ‘i am not a tourist’ Expat Fair.
For new faces, who may not have heard of the Expat Fair before, you will be introduced to a world of new information and offered the chance to meet and mingle with over 3,000 other internationals. For those who may have attended previous editions, grab the chance to discover the latest services on offer to the expat community in ‘NL’.
Date: Sunday, 2 October 2016
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Address: Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ, Amsterdam
Registration: Free tickets online (at the door € 12.50)
The Expat Fair for Internationals will be held in the centrally-located Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.
Beurs van Berlage
1012 ZJ Amsterdam
T 00 31 (0)20-5304141
The Beurs van Berlage is considered Holland’s most important 19th-century architectural monument. The imposing building is an eye-catching feature in Amsterdam’s cityscape. Coming from the direction of Amsterdam Central Station you will soon see the elongated building with its orange bricks on your left.
The Beurs van Berlage was built by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934) for the Municipality of Amsterdam. Construction started in 1898 and was completed in 1903. It was Berlage’s first really large commission – and it would make him world famous. Built in the same period as Amsterdam’s Centraal Station and the State Museum, it is a milestone in the history of modern architecture.
Directions by Public Transportation
Take a train, tram or bus to Amsterdam Centraal Station. Once you arrive at Amsterdam Centraal Station, follow the signs to the ‘Centrum’ exit and walk towards Dam square. The Beurs is on your left about halfway between the station and Dam Square.
To plan your public transport journey, please click here.
Directions by Car
Once you are on the Amsterdam ring-road (A10):
- From the Amsterdam ring-road (A10), take the exit ‘Volendam / Centrum’ and follow the signs to ‘Centrum’.
- After passing through the IJ tunnel, take the first right, towards the harbours. You will be on Prins Hendrikkade.
- Continue along Prins Hendrikkade until you pass Centraal Station (a magnificent brick building on your right). You will then see a large parking building: Amsterdam Centraal.
- Unfortunately the Beurs van Berlage does not have special disabled parking spaces. We suggest using the Bijenkorf multi-storey car park located right next to the Beurs van Berlage.
Should you want to check major road works, you can do so here.
There are a number of large multi-storey car parks in the immediate vicinity of the Beurs van Berlage:
De Bijenkorf multi-storey; 400 spaces (right next to the Beurs van Berlage) Parkeergarage De Bijenkorf – Q Park
P1 Central Station multi-storey; 465 spaces (5-minute walk) Parkeergarage Centraal Station – P1
Nieuwezijds Kolk multi-storey; 400 spaces (5-minute walk) Parkeergarage Nieuwezijds Kolk
Oosterdok multi-storey; 250 spaces (10-minute walk) Oosterdok Parking
Unfortunately the Beurs van Berlage does not have special disabled parking spaces. We suggest using the Bijenkorf multi-storey car park located right next to the Beurs van Berlage.