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Municipality of Amsterdam


IN Amsterdam is the office for international newcomers of the municipalities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Almere, Diemen, Haarlem, Hilversum, Haarlemmermeer and Velsen.

IN Amsterdam organizes regular seminars and hosts events alongside its partners to help internationals discover everything they need to know about living and working in the Amsterdam Area.

Coming events

Starting a business – Q&A - 2.2.2023
Find out how to start a business in the Netherlands, and get your questions answered by our experts.  
The Amsterdam Area has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and many newcomers are inspired to start their own business. To help you, the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce),, and IN Amsterdam have teamed up to offer free Q&A sessions in English.  
What you’ll learn  
    • The official process of starting a business in the Netherlands as an international resident, including immigration, legal, and business formalities. 
    • Answers to questions about issues like visas and permits, setting up, registration, taxes, VAT and duties (both import and export) and product safety.  
Event details 
Date: Thursday, 2 February 
Time: 14:00-15:00 (GMT+1)
Location: Online (a Microsoft Teams link will be sent after registration)  

Click here to RSVP

Paying tax in the Netherlands Part 1

It’s that time of year again when we need to start thinking about filing our tax returns.
To make it easier, we’re organising a series of webinars that will take you through the intricacies of the Dutch tax system.
The first session will focus on tax returns for individuals. The expert partner "The TaxSavers" will discuss key topics including:
    • The Dutch tax system
    • Deductible items
    • The box system (including new box 3 legislation)
    • First tax return: M-form
    • Annual income tax return
    • Applying for the 30% ruling After the presentation there will also be time for you to ask any specific questions you may have.
Event details 
  • Date: Tuesday, 28 February 
  • Time: 17:00-18:00 

    Recent seminars

    IN Amsterdam's previous seminars have covered topics such as healthcare, tax and financial matters, starting a business, finding housing, choosing a school and much more. Watch the video of 'Home Sweet Home' seminar for an idea of what you'll learn.