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About us

Founded in Amsterdam and run by globally curious people, Amsterdam International Community (AIC) is the most authentic and active international community platform in the Netherlands. 

AIC organizes various social events and information sessions and shares useful tips to support expats and locals who enjoy living in this stunning city. We are known for creating great experiences—frequent and diverse events designed to promote a space with good vibes that allowspeople to feel appreciated and to make expat life pleasant for the years to come.

Our events are hosted weekly at various locations in the city, always in a friendly and welcoming environment. Personal attention is key for us. When joining our events, our hosts will personally welcome and introduce  guests to eachother.

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 created this 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!

AIC strives to be a true melting pot of cultures where foreigners from all over the world arrive every day and makesocial connections.

JOIN US

Become part of a vibrant network of people! Whether you are an expat, Dutch who’s internationally oriented, or a visitor—everybody is welcome!

We organize expat events of every shape and form—parties, after-work drinks, boat trips, networking, housing services, expat sporting activities, cinema, language exchange, expat meetup, food workshops, and more.

We have many more activities under construction. In the meantime, keep an eye on I am expat fair if you have just arrived in town, Funda and Pararious if you are looking for accommodation, Eventbrite National Opera and Ballet and Het Concert Gebouw if you are looking for concerts.

We are inclusive and open to people of different nationalities and backgrounds.

Follow AIC and become part of a vibrant network of people! Our community shares common passions, pursues similar interests, and contributes with their knowledge and experience to create valuable connections and foster new friendships.

Our events by category

AIC TEAM

Attila

Partner and Founder.

Born in Italy to parents from the North and South of the country. Since 2009 Attila has lived in the Netherlands, where friends have 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.

Massi

Partner

Born and raised in Palermo (Italy), he graduated at the age of 25, just before leaving Italy to follow his passions and to travel the world as part of his career.

A passionate person, sports enthusiast, and socially active. Loves to connect people and to make an impact on the world.

Salome'

Host and creative designer

Host and creative designer

Salomé is proudly part of this fantastic team since the beginning of AIC.

Born and raised in Portugal, she moved right after her studies to Amsterdam to work in the fashion industry. After a fewyears, she felt that it was time to give way to her own creative life, so she started her own company.

Riccardo

Host

He moved from a tiny (and humid) town close to the beautiful Venice to the Lowlands driven by wanderlust.

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.

Proudly part of the AIC team since the very beginning!

Jessica

Host

Jessica takes care of the events dedicated to women.

After living in Italy and Switzerland, she landed in the Netherlands where she made a ton of friends.

Fun, sociable and happy, Jessica brings a beautiful light to all her events.

Goktug

Host

Goktug a.k.a. GK was born in Turkey, During his studies he moved to Italy where he lived for 5 years.

Several years ago,he put down his roots in Amsterdam where works as Digital Media Manager.

Aleksandra

Host

Fell in love with Amsterdam in 2015 as a tourist, moved in 2016 as a student and since then living here as a happy Amsterdammer.
Sport enthusiast, engineering nerd, but very sociable and outgoing. Passionate about travelling and psychology.
Joined AIC in 2019 and stayed as a part of AIC team 😊