How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
People from all over the world live in Rotterdam. There are expat clubs to suit everyone. Some examples of these clubs include:

  • Netherlands-India Association
  • The American-Netherlands Club of Rotterdam
  • Pickwick Women's Club of Rotterdam
  • Women's International Network
  • The Commonwealth Club in Rotterdam
  • In-Touch
  • Rotary International
  • American's Women Club
  • Amitie Club de Rotterdam

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Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Join a sports club, theatrical club, art club, cooking club, etc.

Two popular expat pubs in Rotterdam are Big Ben and Stadhuisplein 3.

The Lighthouse Bar is another hotspot for mingling.
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Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Many expat singles in Rotterdam visit bars, pubs or clubs. You can also join one of Expatica's "speed dates."
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Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
Some general expat organizations also provide networking opportunities for accompanying partners.

Women's clubs are good places for networking. For those with children, mother and toddler groups are also possibilities.
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