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An introduction to the Netherlands from IN Amsterdam


IN Amsterdam has created a series of YouTube videos to help explain the 'Dutch way of life' and to welcome expats into The Netherlands. You will find all you need to know to help start your new life in The Netherlands, you can see what the core 'Dutch values' are considered to be and how to socialize like the Dutch. The video explaining the Dutch healthcare system and the Dutch way of working is particularly helpful for many expats. Please click the link below to see more. 


Feeling at home: a video introduction to the Netherlands (













Traffic rules and safe cycling in the Netherlands:

"learning to cycle" booklet
"safe walking and cycling" booklet

Information about the city and a nice city-walk:

"Haarlem Go" Facebook group

"Haarlem Go" is a very active social group run by one of the ISH parents Klaude Cannaby. Klaude has vast experience in working to bring people together in this social setting and strives to help and support all parents in their transition into a new city. 


The group of Haarlem Go meets regularly for coffees, ladies' nights, guys' nights, International buffets, park play and meetups and much more.


All international families in Haarlem are welcome to join this group, you simply need to request to be a member. If you are feeling like you would like to get out more, get to know new people and be involved, Haarlem Go is a great choice for you. If you want to join please click the link below.


Expats Haarlem can also connect through
Here is a link (in Dutch) with a list of all the upcoming activities in Haarlem and the surrounding area.
The ISH is not responsible for these events and announcements.
Questions must be directed to the third party concerned.



Have you heard about
It’s a great website to visit if you’re looking for friendly local businesses and service providers. You can also write your own reviews about friendly local businesses and add new businesses if they are not already listed. It really is a word-of-mouth world!



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