Gold sponsors
  • Amsterdam Business School
  • Blacktower
  • Easy Jet
  • Eurohome
  • Expat Center Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam School of Management
  • Voerman International
Endorsed by
  • British Consulate
  • Italian Cultural Institute
Media partners
  • AABC
  • Dutch News
  • International New York Times
  • Xpat Media
  • Feel at Home
  • Saucially
  • NL Times
  • The Holland Times
  • Together Abroad

Join "i am not a tourist"

The "i am not a tourist" Expat Fair at the Beurs van Berlage in the heart of Amsterdam serves the international community living, working and studying in the Netherlands and has become an annual institution, catering for newly arrived expats, long-standing residents, individuals and families alike.

Those new to the Netherlands
will benefit from a comprehensive range of services, conveniently housed together under one roof. Topics include housing, employment, banking, tax and schooling, all running alongside an entertaining programme of performances and workshops.

More experienced expats and long standing residents can enjoy food, entertainment, networking sessions, informative workshops and access to a wide range of groups and clubs. What's more, international artist Jim Collier will exhibit his work. Professional visitors, concerned with international mobility, should not miss the chance to network amongst this years largest gathering of industry professionals.

Whether you are new to the expat lifestyle or an old hand, Expatica's fair is about easing and enriching your life abroad, providing instant access to the international community.You don’t have to take our word for it; here are testimonials from a visitor and an exhibitor:

Nicola McCall (visitor)
"I hadn't been to the fair for 5 years; I saw some familiar and some new faces and enjoyed the talks. It’s a great event and was busy even on the sunniest date I can remember! I think it actually re-energises a lot of us, stay put expats, when we meet others in similar situations, even if we've been around the Netherlands for a long time. For me, it was a 'look how far I've moved on from when I first came moment'?"

Expat Life, Mirjam (exhibitor)
"A sincere THANK YOU for organizing this interesting inspiring 'gezellig' event. In my opinion this was possible because of your care and thorough preparation."

British Consulate-General, John (exhibitor)
"Please accept my thanks for a very well organised and successful Expatica event. It was a pleasure working with you and your staff and everything was very well organised."

Click here for more testimonials.


International Job FairIf you're looking for a job, you don't need to look far, as Expatica's International Job Fair is taking place at the same venue on the same day. This is the event for pursuing an international career in the Netherlands, connecting the international community with companies and recruiters interested in their skills and expertise. For more information, go to jobfair.expatica.com.