Join us at the ‘i am not a tourist’ fair in Amsterdam!

September 19th 2016


Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture, making connections, solving immigration and tax issues, and finding employment – all at the “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair for Internationals in the Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam on Sunday, 2 October 2016. Get your free ticket online now. And if you do come to the fair, make sure to stop by the Expatriate Archive Centre’s booth to say hello!

For those not familiar with this annual celebration, the ‘i am not a tourist’ Expat Fair is the biggest expat-oriented event in the Netherlands – expected to host 4,500 internationals and friends again this year. Still going strong after 13 previous editions, and the introduction of the Eindhoven edition, it brings you everything you need to enjoy life in the Netherlands. In just one day and under one roof at the beautiful Beurs van Berlage, this event is all about enriching your life abroad, whether you are new to the expat lifestyle or an old hand.

Featuring the Job Fair for Internationals

This year the Expat Fair will feature the Job Fair for Internationals, where expats can meet with some of the top employment agencies, recruiters, and companies currently looking for new team members. For an additional fee, visitors looking for employment can attend exclusive workshops and presentations and will be provided with an upgraded visitors pass, enabling them to provide recruiters with their CV digitally.

Order your FREE tickets for the ‘i am not a tourist’ Expat Fair 2016 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam here (EUR 12.50 on the door) or your exclusive ticket for the Job Fair for Internationals (access to both fairs) for a discounted price of EUR 12.50 (EUR 17.50 on the door) here!

Fun and factual: exhibitions, workshops and entertainment

Newcomers who are still finding their feet in the Netherlands will have the chance to learn about setting up a bank account, doing their taxes, or finding childcare, a school or university. Both arrivals and settled expats can enjoy these resources alongside entertainment and a wealth of cultural activities to dive into Dutch culture. Discover delicious Dutch food and beverages, entertainment, networking opportunities and much more.

The extensive program also includes a variety of workshops to help you integrate into life in the Netherlands. There will be entertaining performances and presentations on the main stage, and even speed dating for expat singles. For families with children, the Expat Fair has a dedicated kids’ area managed by childcare professionals.

Shake up your world and broaden your horizon by discovering what’s going on in the rest of the expat community.

Whether you have lived in the Netherlands for days, months or years, or are yet to move, make sure you keep Sunday 2 October 2016 free in your agenda. Get your FREE ticket online now to ensure you don’t miss this valuable opportunity!

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3rd October: Information Morning at the Expatriate Archive Centre

September 3rd 2016

The next Expatriate Archive Centre information morning will be held on Monday 3rd October 2016 at our premises in The Hague.

Whether you’re an expat with a story to tell, looking for volunteering opportunities, researching expatriation, or if you’re simply curious about what we do, you are welcome to attend and find out more about our unique archive.


The Expatriate Archive Centre collects the life stories of expatriates, their families, and repatriates worldwide in their original languages. Our collection includes memoirs and diaries, scrapbooks and photographs, video and audio recordings, letters and emails, blogs, paperwork and more. We preserve this material for the future and to support academic research into expatriation.

In the introduction morning you will see a short presentation about the history of the archive from its foundation by Shell spouses to the independent institution it is today. You will be able to look around the centre and see the specially-constructed storage room. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be plenty of opportunity to speak to the archive staff and ask them your questions.

The event is free, but spaces are limited – so please contact us soon to let us know if you’d like to attend. Email us on or telephone +31 (0)70 427 2014.

  • What: Expatriate Archive Centre Information Morning
  • When: 3rd October 2016 (Monday) 10.30am – 12pm
  • Where: Paramaribostraat 20, 2585 GN The Hague

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