Support & Expat Groups: Rotterdam

Are you new to the Rotterdam area of Zuid-Holland (NL)? These expat organizations offer different types of support, from answering questions on practical matters, such as municipal registration and utilities providers, to helping you build a social network of like-minded internationals living in the city and surrounding communities.

International Students Rotterdam
Association for international students in Rotterdam area which provides advice and services for foreign students enrolled at all Rotterdam area universities. Membership fee. Special events organized also.
Healthy Mind Works
Expat support group in Rotterdam meets once a week. Small group (maximum 15 participants) which offers psychological support to help deal with depression, family problems, addictions, chronic illness, isolation, homesickness, job stress.
In Touch Rotterdam
An informal family group based in Rotterdam to assist English speaking families settle into life in the Netherlands. Toddler group meets every week. Annual Barbeque and outings.
Rotterdam Expat Desk
Support and practical information for expats, internationals in Rotterdam. One-on-one appointments scheduled. Services include single point for resident registration/immigration point for expats. Expat Desk in City Center (Korte Hoogstraat 31, 3011 GK Rot...
Sint Franciscus Gasthuis
The St Francis Hospital in Rotterdam offers 12-month stop smoking support program for individuals. Consultation to decide quit date, possibility of aids or medicines. To register, must have referral from GP. Kleiweg 500, 3045 PM Rotterdam
Lucht Signaal
Group coaching and support groups for those wanting to quit smoking in Rotterdam area. Bi-weekly meetings (with minimum number of participants required). Topics: motivation to quit smoking, your smoking habit, quit date, coping with withdrawal.
MEE Rotterdam-Rijnmond
Dutch organization helping people with disabilities and their families. This information is for the Rotterdam-Rijnmond area of the Netherlands.
Expat Lounge Rotterdam
Expat Lounge Rotterdam is a Meetup group which organizes regular events to facilitate interaction among the international community living in and around Rotterdam, socialize and share experiences.
Rotterdam Parents
A group of internationally-minded parents living in Rotterdam and surroundings whose goal is to inform, connect and create opportunities for internationally minded families in this region of Zuid-Holland through events, newsletter and articles.
Democrats Abroad Rotterdam
Rotterdam chapter of Democrats Abroad Netherlands to connect American Democratic party supporters and voters. Occasional social gatherings.
Indiawijzer
A web site in English giving information for Indians about living and working in Holland, visitors or residents. Indian Cooking Recipes, and shops for Indian products.
COC Rotterdam
Lesbian, gay, and transgendered support and equality advocate group in the Rotterdam area. COC Rotterdam is a member of the Federation COC Nederland. Social events, gay personal and business networking. Cafe Praag, Schiedamsesingel 175, Rotterdam
Living with a Dutchie
Social group for internationals in Rotterdam, South Holland who have moved to the Netherlands to be with their Dutch spouse or partner. Group gets together approximately once every 3 months. Most communication about activities is through Facebook page.
International Women's Club of Rotterdam (Pickwick Club)
English-speaking expat womens social club in the Rotterdam Hillegersberg area meets once a month at the Lommerrijk Meeting Rooms (Straatweg 99). Tram 4. Additional special interest activities include tours, gardening and book club.
Angloinfo South Holland
Essential information in English for Rotterdam area expats in Dordrecht, Schiedam, Bergschenhoek, Barendrecht, Vlaardingen, Hook of Holland, Spijkenisse, Capelle aan den Ijssel, Ridderkerk, and all Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

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