Online zoom meeting: '5 less touristy tips in Corona times'
For expats in and around Amsterdam
Costs: 10 euro
Date: Friday 6 November 2020
Time: 10:00 am (till approximately 10:30 am)
DUE TO COVID-19 THERE ARE NO INFORMATIVE-GET-TOGETHERS ON LOCATION (AS DESCRIBED BELOW) PLANNED ON THE SHORT TERM.
Join our informative get-together, hosted by a Dutch local. Get information and meet other expats.
Do you want to understand the Dutch mentality, to get tips about amazing terraces, the nicest holiday houses, special boutiques, beautiful nature and much more? Do you want to get new ideas about where to go in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands? Do you want to exchange experiences on living in the Netherlands in an informal setting with a cup of coffee? Then join one of our informative get-togethers!
Get information from a local such as:
- Non-touristic places to go in and around Amsterdam.
- Where to go on a weekend trip in the Netherlands.
- The famous architectural style 'Amsterdamse School'.
- The 'do's and don'ts' on King's day.
- Where you can 'go on safari' in the Netherlands.
- Where you can see seals in a natural setting.
- Where you can get the best pancakes.
- And much more...
''Laura has helped us to understand and to know the Dutch way of living and I must tell that if we love the Netherlands it is mainly because of her.'' Juan (Spain)
The informative get-togethers will be hosted by Laura, a Dutch local who was born, raised and lives in Amsterdam. The program starts with an informal meet-and-greet. Followed by a game to test your knowledge of Amsterdam and the Netherlands :-). After which there will be a presentation about the Dutch culture, places to go & things to know when you live in and around Amsterdam. And of course during the presentation and the coffee break there will be time for questions. To encourage interaction and an relaxed atmosphere, the minimal number of participants will be 5 and the maximum 15.
''Although I have been living here for 2 years now, I got a lot of new ideas.'' Joanne (UK)
My name is Laura and I was born and raised in Amsterdam. I live in Amsterdam with my family. I have a master's degree in Econometrics and before I started More4expats I worked in the financial sector for over twenty years. Nowadays I work at the University of Amsterdam and in my spare time I run More4Expats.
My Romanian mother was 28 when she came to Amsterdam and she often told me how difficult it was in the beginning to mix with Dutch people. My Hungarian grandmother lived in our house, and we often had guests from all over the world.
I have always been interested in different cultures ever since. I worked for several years at ING Direct, an international company, and there I loved helping my expat colleagues. I used to help them with all kinds of practical things and I also showed them the less-touristic parts of Amsterdam and explained to them all those weird Dutch habits. And when times were difficult for them, and home felt suddenly very far away, I tried to support them.
At that time I came upon the idea of starting a company for expats. And now, many years later, I am very happy to share my knowledge of Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands - both offer so much more than the standard touristic places - and to support expats in good and bad times.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!