Amsterdam - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

The expat community is huge, and spread out. The largest nationalities represented are U.S., British, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Indian and Israeli, and there are pockets or communities where they tend to gravitate to, and clubs and organizations to encourage socializing. The Netherlands is a convenient business hub, and tax haven that draws European, African and Middle East headquarters for international companies. The morale varies based on the level of experience abroad expats have, the benefits provided by the expat's employer, and ability to assimilate to a different culture. No big surprises here - some families want to be here and others don't. - Oct 2014

Small government expat community in Amsterdam (decent size in neighboring Den Haag), but a large overall expat community since it's a world city. Some aren't too happy living there (e.g. because of the rainy, cold, dark winters) but we absolutely loved it. - Jun 2014

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