VIP Alliance Specialists and Partners

Expat Center works together with various specialists and partners. Together we have teamed up and created our ‘VIP Alliance Specialists and Partners’ platform. The VIP Alliance platform offers expats access to great services and extras. It is a must-have that will save you at least € 1.000,- a year. This will give expats access to special benefits, discounts, complimentary services and shopping, such as:

  • discount on housing services
  • discount on high-end fashion brands
  • free products
  • discount on body and health companies
  • discount on cosmetic companies
  • free consult with specialists (accountancy, immigration, financial advice, et cetera)
  • discount on health insurance and much more!

The participating partner companies are all known to Expat Center and we fully recommend them. Please find below a list of our services and book your appointment now!

Our Specialists

A1 Executive – Real Estate

Our personal and proactive approach gives you a smooth and safe experience of your Real Estate deal. We are efficient, think in solutions and “out-of-the-box” where needed and with our 25 year long expertise and relevant knowledge of the market, we work towards the best possible result. We would like you to have a care free experience.

We have a special offer just for you!

With compliments from A1 Executive to all Expat Center expats: The first consult is free of charge and you receive a 10% discount.

Please visit us at www.a1executiveestate.com.

Bouvy Advies –Mortgage and Financial Advice

Honey Badgers are fearless, driven and focused on reaching their goals, not easily taking ‘no’ for an answer. That is also the motto of Bouvy Advies!

We are your go-to specialist for expert financial advice on the refinancing or purchasing of your property. We do not only advise you on the mortgage, but also on all the financial matters involved. Bouvy Advies’ distinctive character lies in giving broad financial advice that allows you to make the right choices for the future. Of course we are in possession of a valid WFT basis and WFT mortgage loan. Get in touch with us today!

For more information please contact:
Mr. Thijs Bouvy
Email: hello@bouvy.nl
Telephone number: 035-2031966
Website: https://www.bouvy.nl/English
To schedule an appointment directly: https://calendly.com/bouvy/

Dutchify – Helping You Get the Best Life in The Netherlands!

Dutchify was founded with the idea to facilitate quality relocation, to expats still living abroad, by facilitating innovative services that cover nearly every aspect of relocation from pick-up at the airport to furniture relocation. The idea was to bridge the challenges that most expats face in dealing with various separate entities, in their move to the Netherlands, by providing a personalised experience with attention to detail. Contact us today!

Tel. +31(0)85 047 8040
Email: info@dutchify.net

Furniture Lease – Rental Furniture for Expats | Ready to Move In Service

FURNITURE Lease will help you to make your new house feel like home.
Our services include:
• Rental furniture and household articles – ready to live in
• Handyman service
• Maid service
• Temporary inventory while shipping your own belongings

Click here to receive your free price offer: www.furniturelease.nl

With compliments from Furniture Lease to all Expat Center expats: a one-hour handyman or maid service FREE with every delivery!


Rutger Heringa – Immigration Lawyer

Rutger Heringa is a lawyer based in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam, and solely devotes his practice to Immigration Law:

  • Residence Permit
  • Provisional Residence Permit (mvv)
  • Family Reunification
  • Tourist Visa
  • EU Subjects
  • Turkish Employees
  • Work Permit
  • Highly Skilled Migrants
  • Civic Integration Act
  • Revocation Withdrawal Residence Permit
  • Termination Detention Foreign Nationals

Rutger Heringa’s approach is characterised by commit- ment, know-how, analytical power and creativity. To schedule an appointment, please click on the below button.


Fit for Life – Gerard and Sonja Meijer

Gerard Meijer is nowadays no longer known only as Personal Trainer and Coach of top athletes and artists. Everyone who wants to feel fit and good can contact Gerard for advice and guidance. As an Orthomolecular nutritionist, he can tell you exactly what influence nutrition has on your body. He treats people every day according to the Bowen Technique with wonderful results. Recently he completed the study Psycho-Neuro-Immunology and because of this it does not stop at a symptom, but he always looks for the cause. Because of his years of experience, many studies and researches, we can best describe Gerard as “repairer of the body”. Gerard has coached top athletes such as Falko Zandstra and Frank Rijkaard, various CEOs, singer Anouk and designer Piet Boon to go healthy and fit through life. Motto of life: From a negative thought nothing positive has ever arisen.

For more information, please contact;

Joost Schipper

Joost Schipper

Harry Kleine

Taxture – Global Tax, Legal & Audit Services

We have a wide expertise in Wage tax, Income tax and expatriate services. We advise with respect to cross-border income of individuals, we help set up a payroll administration for companies, we take care of Wage tax returns for companies, etc. We provide income tax compliance services (i.e. tax returns) for individuals, and additionally, are specialized in obtaining so-called 30% rulings for expats working in The Netherlands, ensuring a significant decrease of Dutch income tax for personnel recruited from abroad.

With compliments from Taxture to all Expat Center expats: your introduction consult is free of charge!
To claim this special offer, please use the following code in your correspondence with us: TAXTUREEXPAT

For more information, please contact:

Joost Schipper
E: joost@taxture.com
T: 020-7820078
W: https://www.taxture.com/

Harry Kleine
E: harry@taxture.com
T: 020-7820074
W: https://www.taxture.com/

Our Partners

Act of Travel – Contemporary Travel Agency

Act Of Travel is a contemporary travel agency based in Amsterdam, specialized in designing bespoke travel itineraries. We become your personal travel planner, may it be for a simple business trip or a tailor-made once in a lifetime journey we will assist you every step of the way.

With compliments from Act of Travel to all Expat Center expats: Book a complimentary consultation so we can get to know you and your travel vision!

To book your complimentaty consultation, please click here: https://www.act-of-travel.com/contact-ec


Atlas International Movers – “Worldwide high quality moving services!”

We offer full-service (door-to-door) relocations, and we cater completely to your needs.
To estimate the moving volume, we will schedule a Pre-Move Survey at your residence.
Based on the survey results we will send you our tailor-made quotation.
Atlas International Movers will take care of the entire moving process from door to door, so completely unburdening you of any worries.
You will be assigned a personal move coordinator who will help you with every step of the move.
This fixed contact will coordinate and supervise every phase, including customs clearance procedures in your country of destination.
We will only be satisfied once you and all your possessions are safely in your new home.

With compliments from Atlas International Movers to all Expat Center expats: Receive a 10% discount by using the code EXPATCENTER-NL when sending your request to info@atlas-movers.com

For more information please visit: www.atlas-movers.com

Baby Glimpse – Prenatal Echo Center


Van Belle Academy – Wine Classes, Wine Writer, and Certified Educator

Van Belle Academy is a WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) approved school that offers accredited courses in wine education. This accreditation is recognized globally as the top wine educator. We currently offer Levels 1-2.

The focus is on:

  • Vineyard: Management, soils, harvesting, climate
  • Winemaking: techniques within the cellar
  • Grape varietals: Important wine varieties of the world
  • Looking beyond the label: Understanding wine labels and terms
  • Fortified and Sparkling wines
  • Distilled Spirits
  • Wine Service and pairing

For more information please visit: www.vanbelleacademy.com


BestSecret – Europe’s Most Exclusive Shopping Community

Imagine a place with an extensive selection of designer fashion and sought-after brands for women, men and kids. Where you can access exclusive discounts, speedy delivery and exceptional quality. A place where you collect valuable points with every purchase and unleash a world of added benefits.

You are exclusively invited to share the secret, get ready to enjoy an extensive selection of designer brands at affordable prices by clicking on the link below. Join the first real private shopping club!

With compliments from BestSecret to all Expat Center expats: www.bestsecret.com


Boom Chicago – English Comedy Shows in Amsterdam

Boom Chicago is a creative organization that produces live comedy shows in English. We offer fast-paced comedy shows; you’ll laugh along with our mix of sharp writing, quick improvisation, video and music.
Our Big House seats 320 people, our intimate Upstairs Theater seats 110 and our renovated bar with high ceilings and stained glass windows, make it the perfect venue for any kind of event. You’ll find our historic theater in the heart of Amsterdam’s Jordaan. The perfect setting for a fun night out with friends, family or colleagues.

With compliments from Boom Chicago to all Expat Center expats: a special 25% discount on all Boom Chicago shows by using the discount code EXPATAMSTERDAM

See what’s on & purchase your tickets now via https://boomchicago.nl/

Bunq – Mobile Banking Services

Bunq is Bank of The Free. They’re here to break free from the status quo and create a bank with you in mind. Valuing progress, transparency and freedom of choice, they’ve revolutionized mobile banking- for you. Without needing to provide a tax number upon registration, you can open a fully mobile bank account in less than 5 minutes. Their app and website are also available in 6 languages and counting. Need help? Their support is multilingual too.

With compliments from Bunq to all Expat Center expats: a free one month trial!

You can check out their website for more information here: https://bunq.com/expats

Dirt Busters – Cleaning and Maintenance Services

Who you gonna call?

DIRT BUSTERS – Cleaning and Maintenance Services
Magalhaensplein 13A-H, 1057 VD Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 3377526

For more information please visit:

Dutch & Such – Dutch and English Language Courses

Going under the name of Dutch & Such, Nick Walker, offers English and Dutch language lessons in the Amsterdam area. Nick is a creative and passionate teacher, committed to serving anyone who needs to improve their language skills. The Dutch and English courses being offered are at all levels of learning, from elementary to advanced. The main focus of the Dutch group lessons is on understanding and speaking the language. The main focus of the English lessons is fluency in speaking and writing, with a strong focus on Business English.

For more information please visit:

Frés Interiors – Great Interior Design!

Whether you are looking to redecorate a single space or redesign your whole home, Frés Interiors pays exceptional attention to harmoniously blending your story and lifestyle into your interior. Our passion for interiors guarantees that we will create something both unique and elegant just for you. Our adagio is: Your Story – Your Interior!

In short our services:
• Designing and styling your (new) home
• Styling and personalizing your furnished apartment (think accessories, your souvenirs, small furnitures, art, window covering, rugs, fabrics, etc.)
• Colour advice
• Personal interior shopping
• Serving as a liaison with reliable local crafts/handymen

With compliments from Fres Interiors to all Expat Center expats: the first hour of advice is free of charge! To claim this offer please use the code FRESINTERIORSEXPAT when sending your request to mail@fresinteriors.nl.

For more information please visit:

Helpling – Domestic Cleaners

Helpling: The most convenient and transparent platform where you can find domestic cleaners in your area. All cleaners have a profile with customer reviews, their experience and their prices for just a single or recurring bookings. From now on you can easily find the best cleaner that suits your needs perfectly based on thousands of reviews!

With compliments from Helpling to all Expat Center expats: Receive a €10 discount on the first clean by using the code: expatcenter10

To book now, please visit:


Herome Cosmetics – Cosmetics Brand Specializing in Hand and Nail Care

For over 36 years, Herome has been a leading brand in cosmetics with high-quality products for the treatment and care of hands and nails. Our approach works. We believe in thorough research and the fulfillment of delivering what we promise you. Check out all of our products on the Herôme website via http://www.herome.com/?ref=1 . Beauty is in your hands!

With compliments from Herôme Cosmetics to all Expat Center expats: By clicking on the link above you will receive a Herôme Glass Nail File Travelsize as a gift with purchases over €50,-! Add the Glass Nail File to your shopping cart and fill in the coupon code “vipalliance”.

HotLoy – Special Offers, Hotels

HotLoy is a multi-branded hotel site for reduced corporate and leisure rates. As an Expat Center Member you will receive an immediate discount by using the unique code KF7J.

Click on this link to enjoy your special discount now: www.hotloy.com

Htel Serviced Apartments – Short and Extended Stay Apartments

Htel Serviced Apartments provides fully furnished apartments for short and extended stay based on full service. There are 300 apartments in two locations: Amsterdam Buitenveldert and Amstelveen. The apartments are luxurious, spacious and vary in size from 22m2 to 335m2. Htel is unique for business, corporate groups and expat stays. It is also a perfect accommodation for families, holiday’s and relocation. Htel Serviced Apartments is your home…away from home.

For more information please visit: https://htelapartments.com/expats


Van Houten Kappers – Beauty Salon

Koach.net – Reach Your Full Potential with the Help of Master Coaches

Koach.net is bringing high quality coaching to you like never before.
As an expat, whether you or your family are looking for
a life coach
or a leadership coach
or a career coach
or a health coach
or a mentor,
Koach.net enables you to find the perfect coach and to have face-to-face or virtual sessions personalized to your goals, schedule, preferences, language and budget.

All our coaches are highly accredited, experienced and specialized in helping you reach your personal and professional goals.

In affiliation with Expat Center, you can book two free sessions with two coaches of your choice, so you can select the coach you are most comfortable and happy to work with.

Koach.net: Reach your full potential with the help of master coaches. Book Your Two Free Sessions


Lions Clubs Netherlands – Service Club Organization  https://www.lionsclubs.org/en 

Our mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.

For more information please contact:

PCC Joost Paijmans
Past Counsel Chairman MD 110 and Arealeader GMT IV-D.
E. joost.paijmans@planet.nl
M. +31 651298314

PDG Mark Wijngaarde
Past Districts Governor 110AN and National Coordinator Lions Specialty Clubs Netherlands
E. mrwijngaarde@cs.com
M. +31 653304135


Magpeye Photography – Professional Photography

Professional photography specializing in creative, commercial and community photography.

For more information, please contact us via:
Email: photographer@magpeyephotography.com
Mobile: 31 (0)6 229 89 591

NedLes – Dutch for Internationals

NENI Amsterdam – Eclectic Eastern Mediterranean Cooking

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. Come and visit us today!

For more information or reservations:
Tel: +31 (0)20-7470098
Email: info@neni-amsterdam.nl
Website: https://neni-amsterdam.nl


Oger – Luxury Menswear

OGER was founded in 1989 by brothers Martin, Rob and Oger Lusink. OGER is a proud member of The International Menswear Group, a group who offer the world’s best and most stylish menswear. Next to the crème de la crème of Italian brands, like Santoni, Corneliani, Attolini, Jacob Cohën, Moncler and Woolrich, we also produce our own collections; OGER RED, OGER Dressed for Success, OGER Italian Knitwear, OGER Handmade and OGER Napoli. With our wide curated selection of fine menswear, we make sure we distinguish ourselves in the field of service. Our Personal Advisors create a welcoming environment by building rich relationships with the customers. We’re clothing souls here.

With compliments from Oger to all Expat Center expats: receive 5% OFF by using the discount code OGEREXPATVIP

Shop now at www.oger.nl


Van Poelgeest – Authorized BMW and MINI Car Dealer

With compliments from Van Poelgeest to all Expat Center expats:

A special offer just for you…

With a broad range of models available, there is a BMW to suit every need. Exclusively for the members of Expat Center Netherlands, we can make you a special expat offer. Please let us know if we can be of any further help.

Not convinced yet? There’s no better way to get to know a BMW than by experiencing it for yourself. We would like to arrange your test drive. Please click here: https://www.van-poelgeest.nl/expat-center-netherlands/

Soda Bodyfit – Personal Training

Soda Bodyfit is the renown Personal Training studio from one of the best known Personal Trainers in the Netherlands, Radmilo Soda. With a team of highly qualified and specialised trainers, Soda Bodyfit provides a completely customised training to people interested in improving his/her physical, fooding and general lifestyle.

For queries about prices regarding training, intake or any other service, please feel free to contact us at: studio@sodabodyfit.nl or by phone on: 020-8461076.

Open from Monday to Friday from 07:00 till 22:00. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 08:00 until 17:00 hrs.

The Student Hotel – A Hotel & Home Away from Home for Students, Professionals & Design Savvy Travellers


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