Join Live Chats with Our Local Experts

As part of the virtual Expat Family Market, we are excited to offer you the chance to meet our local experts via Live Chats (on Instagram) and have the opportunity to ask your questions, get helpful answers & build up your local network - all online! 

Kids Activities in Amsterdam

Week of October 4th

Live on Instagram with

local kids activity providers: 

Full schedule to be announced soon!

Amsterdam has plenty of fun activities available (in English) for babies, toddlers & kids of all ages! From music, to dancing, to art & sports classes - it's all available in Amsterdam! Wondering which activities are available in Amsterdam? So many activity providers are thrilled to be able to welcome your and your family to their facilities around the city. We are featuring a great group of local activity providers during the virtual event. 

 

Join our Live Chats with WOW Nederland & My Little Van Gogh NL, Little Lollipops & L’école de français . 

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Education & Schools in The Netherlands

Week of October 11th 

Live on Instagram:

Full schedule to be announced soon!

As a family raising children in another country, one of the main topics parents have questions about is about is education. How does the local school system work? Is international education available? Which schools are best for my child? 

 

Join our Live Chats with Dutch education expert for international families, and founder of New2NL, Annebet van Mameren to learn more about the Dutch education system, as well as, various international schools in the Amsterdam area like: Amity International School, Optimist International School & Winford Bilingual School.

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Moving to The Netherlands

Week of October 18th

Live on Instagram:

Full schedule to be announced soon!

Whether you are relocating to Amsterdam from abroad or moving within the city, maybe even purchasing your own home in The Netherlands, there are a lot of things to consider! We created Expat Family Market with a goal to make navigating life in The Netherlands with a family a bit easier. 

Join our Live Chat with local Amsterdammer, relocation expert, and founder of Amsterdam Family Assistance and Movingto.nl, Lana Huf to hear her advice for families preparing to move to Amsterdam & learn more about buying a house in The Netherlands with Frans Saas, Financial Advisor at De Kredieter B.V. | DK Mortgage Consultants.

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Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting

Week of October 25th

Live on Instagram:

Full schedule to be announced soon!

Expecting a new addition to your family is exciting and nerve wrecking even in your home country, let alone when you are living abroad. So what is is like to be pregnant and give birth in The Netherlands? And which resources are available to help mothers after giving birth and throughout their parenting journey? 

Join our Live Chats with Mothermorphosis community about giving birth in The Netherlands & the benefits of hiring pre-natal support like a doula, and Parentally.nl,  the new platform connecting future and new parents with extra care and support from pregnancy to early parenthood, as well as, a chat with Joanne Lozman, Baby & Toddler Sleep Consultant.

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Helping mothers return to the workplace

Week of November 1st

Live on Instagram:

Full schedule to be announced soon!

Have you taken a career break after having a baby? Or took time off from work and want to re-enter the job market or change career paths?

 

Join our Live Chat with Angela from Every Mother Knows, a Career Coaching & Talent Development initiative to connect motherhood, parenting and work.  Angela provides coaching, job search assistance and career development programmes to help mothers return to work or make the next step in their careers. 

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The Mental Impact of Living Abroad

Week of November 1st

Live on Instagram:

Full schedule to be announced soon!

Moving to a new place comes with a rollercoaster of emotions. It takes time to adjust & you or your family members may be missing important support networks to help you through the transition. At Expat Family Market, we don't want talking about mental health to be taboo - taking care of yourself, physically and mentally are  while living abroad is extremely important. 

Join our Live Chats with Halima from Atelier Innerworks, who 

offers ntegrative support to internationals, through Counselling, Coaching or Mentorship and helps individuals work towards self-change and build greater awareness of their boundaries and values.

 

And Marieke Johnson, from Expath Coaching, who specializes in working with school-aged children, adolescents and young adults with concerns including managing stress, anxiety and depression, education and career goals, improving family communication and relationships, and adjusting to living abroad.

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