Expat Events

Practice your Dutch in a FUN way with JoySingNL! – 25 Feb 2020

Practice your Dutch in a FUN way and MEET new (DUTCH) friends!

JoySingNL is for everyone who likes to sing full-hearted and wants to meet new people. It is a great way to learn the Dutch language. Also, your happiness hormone, endorphin, will be activated. Native and nonnative speakers are all invited! So, let us meet up, connect and have some fun together at JoySingNL!

Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Time: 20:00-21:30 hours (walk-in 19:30)
Location: ANNA Amstelveen, Amsterdamseweg 22, Amstelveen

Songs, by Dutch artists, will be covered for one full hour, under the guidance of singer Francisca Burgos and composer/musician Harto Soemodihardjo. The texts are simple and they will take the time to explain each song. You can sing along while reading the text on the screen. After an hour the bar will be open for a drink and you can exchange your experiences. Entrance is free!

For more info & registration, please go to: https://joysing.nl/en/

This event is located in the very special ambiance of the former church ANNA Amstelveen.

The program:
19.30 – Welcome
20.00 – Francisca will start with the introduction of the project, we will sing a few songs and maybe do a little dance until 21 pm!
21.30 – You can buy a drink at the bar and exchange your experiences, while a musician plays a song on an instrument of her/his native country!

We are very excited to meet you!

The amazing location ANNA Amstelveen:

Photo credit: ANNA Amstelveen

25 Tips & Tricks on Real Estate – 7 Mar 2020

How to buy a house? How to rent a place?

We have a seminar/ workshop giving you the 25 TIPS AND TRICKS in 1 hour, so there are no secrets or hidden corners anymore to rent or buy a house.

You are invited and have one hour of precious info and facts from an expert and a financial advisor. There will be refreshments available after the session, where you will be able to ask any questions you may have.

Join us on Saturday, 7 March 2020 – 3 PM to 5 PM


3 PM – 3.15 PM: Registration
3.15 PM – 4.15 PM: Presentation
4.15 PM – 5 PM: Q&A and financial advice

A Great & Luxurious Night at OGER! – 27 Sep 2019

Calling all international Gents!

You are invited for a special moment at OGER!

Only and especially for our Expat gents, Expat Center and OGER are opening the doors on the P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam on Friday evening, September 27th, from 18:30 to 20:00. You can enjoy fine drinks and luxurious finger food while being on the most luxury street in The Netherlands. The personal advisors in the store will inform you about the latest fashion trends, give professional personal advice and help you to discover your own style.

During this festive event it is good networking and a great start of a successful new business season. Upon arrival at OGER, you will receive valuable vouchers up to €150,- from OGER. At the end of the event all the guests will receive special gifts from OGER and Expat Center.

Be part of OGER’s luxury lifestyle and experience the highest level of service you will find in The Netherlands.

Join us on Friday, September 27th from 18:30 to 20:00 at OGER at P.C. Hooftstraat 75 – 81 in Amsterdam.

The program:
18.30 – Luxurious drinks & finger food
18.35 – Start and welcome by OGER and Hella Contrucci from Expat Center
18.45 – Personalized styling advice, networking
20.00 – Closing with special surprises!

About OGER:
OGER is the leading fashion store in The Netherlands and their first luxury store opened on the PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. OGER is the first choice for the Dutch Royal Family, successful businessmen, politicians, soccer stars, famous actors and celebrities. OGER sells a variety of top Italian brands and fashion brands including Moncler, Woolrich, Corneliani, Loro Piana, Brioni, Attolini, Isaia, Borrelli, Etro, Jacob Cohën, PT01, Hogan and Santoni. Their own Men’s collection of course, including shirts, ties, handmade leather shoes and accessories, as well as Europe’s top “made to measure” department. The Italian suits made by OGER are produced with the highest standards of Italian suits and craftsmanship.

Invitation from OGER and Expat Center for The Netherlands

Update September 30th, 2019: Thank you for visiting our event!

Labour Day Brunch & Cocktails – 1 Sep 2019

Calling all Expats!

Join us for a scrumptious Labour Day Brunch at NENI Amsterdam…and afterwards…some delicious cocktails!
NENI Amsterdam is offering all Expat Center guests a brunch menu for only €30.00 p.p. You will be able to choose one mezze dish and one main dish of choice… and there is homemade orange juice and coffee! After the brunch you are welcome to visit the famous Lemonman Bar (located upstairs) for delicious cocktails! The Lemonman Bar will have heavenly Labour Day cocktails for a special price…just for you! Join us on Sunday September 1st for a scrumptious brunch, delicious cocktails & live entertainment…and…don’t forget your SMILE and get a nice Goodie bag!

Click on the below link to purchase your tickets now:

NENI Amsterdam
8 Stadionplein
1076 CM Amsterdam

NENI Amsterdam is part of the NENI family with restaurants and future restaurants opening throughout Europe. With NENI Amsterdam, the former Citroën garage at the Stadionplein has been given new life and the iconic building has been restored in its full glory. NENI Amsterdam offers an East Mediterranean restaurant, NENI Deli for juices, salads and sandwiches with the same NENI philosophy. All bread comes from our very own bakery located in the Deli. Finally there is The Lemonman, a vibrant cocktailbar located above the restaurant, where citrus-inspired cocktails play a central role. The table culture at NENI is informal – it’s easy going. The service is warm and personal- Eating at NENI means being welcomed at an Eastern Mediterranean kitchen table. Exactly on this principle, the NENI concept was built. NENI is passion coupled with openness and love of cuisine.

Lifestyle Event by The Expat Center

Attention to all health, beauty and fashion enthusiasts….including moms-to-be!

How about a great feeling body? Love fashion? Want to have an echo or video made of your baby? Looking into redo your home or office interior? Do you love bubbles?

Then join us on Thursday, June 13th, for our ‘Lifestyle’ event! Come and experience innovative newbies in the world of interior, beauty, health and fashion.

A great line-up of presenters will be giving you the tips and tricks and have offers on their services. There is time to network, Q & A and speeddate, while having a drink.
Come and join us for a fun end of the day!

The program is as follows:

17.30 – registration, drinks & fingerfood

18.00 – start and welcome by Hella Contrucci

18.05 – Fit for Life by Gerard & Sonja Meijer

18.20 – Smart Wardrobe by Style Coach Miriam Hamming

18.50 – Champagne Coaching by Jérôme’s Champagne

19.05 – drinks, fingerfood,and speed dating with:

Fit for Life
Smart Wardrobe
Jérôme’s Champagne
Frés Interiors
Baby Glimpse

20.15 – closing and goodie bags

Our participating partners:

Fit for Life, Smart Wardrobe, Jérôme’s Champagne, Frés Interiors, Oger, AVEDA and Baby Glimpse

Update June 17th, 2019: Thank you for visiting our Lifestyle event!


Increase Efficiency in Multi-Cultural Companies

Join us on Thursday, May 16th as we launch valuable information regarding a special workshop:  ‘Become an A-Player’.

A hugely beneficial training for expats in companies with different cultures, designed for them to reach the highest efficiency in their workplace.

A free gift for HR managers is presented by the Expat Center: the book ‘MODELS FOR MEDIATION’!

The book with all known models of mediation will be signed by one of the authors during the event. During the BOOK SIGNING, one of the authors will sign the book with a personal message.

There will be networking and speed dating with specialists in the fields of coaching, immigration, financial advice, tax returns and real estate. This event is free of charge. Don’t miss out!

Click on the below link to sign-up now:



17.30 – 18.15: Registration, book signing ‘Models for Mediation’, finger food & drinks

18.15 – 18.20: Intro on the speakers and services in the Expat Center

18.20 – 18.25: Lions Club for Expats

18.25 – 18.55: Info session on the efficiency training ‘Become an A-Player’

18.55 – 19.05: Champagne coach

19.05 – 20.15: Speed dating with our specialists and champagne coach with finger food & drinks!

20.15: Finish and goodie bag

Location: Epicenter building

Fred. Roeskestraat 115

1076 EE Amsterdam

Update May 31st, 2019: Thank you for visiting the event! 
Click on the blue button below to register for the training.

The Expat Event on February 28th, 2019

Are you ready for a brand new start? Expat Center is!

We’re very excited to announce that on February 28th our brand new product will be launched. It is a must have that will save you at least € 1.000 a year. We would like to celebrate this occasion with you, in cooperation with the Amsterdam American Business Club.

Come and raise a glass with us, enjoy some finger food and get your goodie bag.
 The event will be held at our brand new Expat Center headquarters located at Epicenter Amsterdam.


17.30   Registration, drinks, finger food

18.30   Start and speakers

19.30   Launch, drinks, finger food, music and your present

20.30  Finish and goodie bag

Update March 1st, 2019: Thank you for visiting the event! 
We launched the VIP Alliance Specialists and Partners and the Cashback Card.  


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