This is AIC - Amsterdam International Community
The coolest and most active expat community in the Netherlands
Founded in Amsterdam and run by globally curios people, Amsterdam International Community (AIC) is the most authentic and active international community platform in the Netherlands. AIC is a branch of NIC (Netherlands International Community), as we are looking to expand our footprint in Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Haarlem.
AIC organizes various social events, information sessions, share useful tips to support expats and locals enjoy living in this stunning city. We are known for creating great experiences, very frequent and diverse events designed to promote a good vibe space allowing people to feel appreciated and to make your expat life pleasant for the years to come.
Our events are hosted weekly at various locations in the city, conducted always in a friendly and welcoming environment. Personal attention is key for us. When joining our events, our hosts will personally welcome and familiarize you to the others.
AIC founders are internationals who came to the Netherlands for work and are proud to now call this place ‘home’.
Motivated by their experiences and an urge to learn about the world, they started acting by creating a space for internationals to meet. With the vision of building a community platform as a center-point to support international people’s every-day needs.
Our team is the fuel of our engagement. We are open, diverse and united by our common goal to share fun!
The AIC Team!
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We are young, dynamic, with different passions and background, united by our crash for Amsterdam and our common goal to share fun!
Our hosts have a passion for meeting new people and an urge to learn about the world.
They are reliable, kind, tolerant and respectful. They are magicians at reading different non-verbal communication and making the right environment for others.
Does this sound like you?
ATTILA – PARTNER AND FOUNDER
Born in Italy, of parents from the North and South of the country. The Netherlands has been his home since 2009, where friends has become family.
Attila is an avid traveler, a social addict who enjoys sharing thoughts and laughs. He truly believes that a smile and social attitudes are keys to a happy life.
My biggest dream for AIC is to make it part of an interconnected world to build relationships and valuable connections in the Netherlands.
MASSIMILIANO – PARTNER
Hi there! My name is Massimiliano.
Born and raised in Palermo (Italy), I graduated at the age of 25 just before leaving Italy to follow my passions and to travel the world as part of my career.
A passionate person, sports enthusiast, and socially active. Love to connect people and to make an impact on the world.
My biggest dream for AIC is to transform a dream into the biggest and most powerful platform to connect expats in the Netherlands.
RICCARDO – HOST
Convinced that meeting people with different origins and backgrounds can only enrich and expand our vision of life.
Passionate about ethnic food, yoga, and traveling to unknown destinations.
MASSIMO – WEB DESIGNER
Hi there! I am Massimo and saw AIC being born.
Such an adventure that took us from just an idea to what AIC has grown into today.
I am a geek, love finding solutions for the world. When I am not ready for it, then I spend my time surrounded by nature and the sound of the world.
Never give up and always keep going… is the motto that has always guided my path and the best wish for AIC!
SALOME’ – CREATIVE DESIGNER
Hi! I am Salomé and proudly part of this fantastic team since the beginning of AIC.
For years I worked in the fashion industry, but at some point in my career, I felt that it was time to give way to my own creative life. My father’s carpentry and love of crafts influenced me heavily – as a child, I would spend the summers with him.
For me, the craftsmanship, devotion, and creativity are so inspiring. Therefore, I founded Floor Studio NDSM, dedicating my creative mind to the floor design.
CARMEN – HOST
I found my tribe in Amsterdam, and I’m eager to help others find theirs. That is the motivation number one to work with the amazing AIC group.
KIM – HOST
My name is Kim and I was born in the Netherlands. I’m writing this text while sitting on the airplane, taking off to Mallorca (Spain).
I started hosting events for expats this year, and I decided to get more and more involved. For ten years, I have worked as a social worker/coach and massage therapist, with all kinds of people.
Next to traveling, my passions are food, cooking, wine, dogs, nature, and spiritual practices. In Dutch, we have two important words. “Genieten” en “Gezellig,” i.e., Enjoy and Cosy. So let’s have fun and share experiences!
VALENTINA – ASSISTANT ORGANIZER
JESSICA – HOST
HIZELL – YOGA TEACHER
Hizell’s looks might deceive you as she is a true Latina. Born in Caracas (Venezuela) and moved to the lowlands in 2003. A true fan of Amsterdam because of its cultural diversity and the spirit of acceptance.
She is a BIG foodie, a down-to-earth yoga teacher and loves to create authentic connections in everything she does.
One nice memory of being new in this city is: getting overwhelmed with all this city had new to offer and wanting to do it all!
MENNO – DINNERMASTER
This little piece of text should be about me, but it’s actually about you.
I see myself as a reflection of all the people that I meet in my life. You add to me with your cultural backgrounds, your knowledge, and your funny stupid stuff. How fortunate we are to be able to connect so easy and by doing so, adding to each other’s lives.
ANNA – HOST
JOANNA – KARAOKE and PUBQUIZ QUEEN
ALESSANDRO – HOST
FILIPA – HOST