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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  

  • Q&A Starting a business - April 2024

Thinking of starting a business in the Netherlands? Join this free online information session hosted by the Kamer van Koophandel (KvK, Chamber of Commerce), and IN Amsterdam.

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. 


Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024

Time: 14:00-15:00 CET

Location: Online

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Q&A Starting a business - April 2024


  • Filing income tax & more - April 2024


It’s that time of year again when we need to start thinking about filing our tax returns. To make it easier, IN Amsterdam is organising a series of free webinars that will take you through the intricacies of the Dutch tax system.

The third session in our series will cover filing income tax returns no matter which form applies (P, M, C form), as well as broader topics such as recent changes to the 30% ruling. IN Amsterdam's expert partner ttmtax will be on-hand to help you navigate the Dutch tax system and answer all your tax-related questions.

The following topics will be covered at this webinar:

- Introduction to the Dutch income tax system

- Dutch personal income tax return and fiscal partners

- Tax deductible expenses

- Practical information (tax forms / deadline / when to file a tax return)

- 30% tax ruling

After the presentation there will be time for you to ask any specific questions you may have.

ttmtax is a full-service tax firm that offers a high level of service and competitive rates. Reliable, fast and affordable. They provide expertise to internationals on preparing the M-form, filing Dutch income tax returns, and the 30%-ruling application.

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024

Time: 18:00-19:00

Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

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Filing income tax & more - April 2024
  • Dutch immigration and labour law - May 2024


The Dutch immigration system is among the best in Europe, but that does not mean it’s always easy to navigate. If you currently hold or will soon hold a Highly Skilled Migrant permit and would like a better understanding of Dutch immigration and employment law, then this free webinar will be invaluable to you.

IN Amsterdam’s expert partners Fragomen and Russell Advocaten will present topics of interest to internationals employed in the Netherlands, such as labour law, work contracts, and navigating Dutch immigration as a highly skilled migrant.

They will also be on-hand to answer questions about the procedures and permits needed for those planning to move to the Netherlands.

Topics that will be covered during this webinar include:

- Checking an employment contract

- Termination of the employment contract

- Changing employment - what to keep in mind

- Post-contractual obligations

- Remaining in the Netherlands after dismissal

- Highly skilled migrant permit: basic compliance requirements (change of sponsor, change of status, local registration, time spent in/outside of the NL, health and other leaves)

- Permanent residence: the basics, and how to qualify down the road

Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Time: 17:00-18:15 CET

Location: Online

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Dutch immigration and labour law - May 2024


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.