Welcome to Amsterdam Mamas, the largest and fastest growing English-speaking parenting community in the city, providing support to international parents in Amsterdam and surrounding regions. We are run by volunteers and have a huge community on Facebook.
Every culture has its cultural idiosyncrasies and the Netherlands is no exception. Whether you are newly arrived or have been here a while, check out this fun Top 5 list created by Netherlands native and language teacher Mariska van der Meij. Here are five of my...
If you’re planning to stay in the Netherlands for the autumn holidays (a good idea for 2020) but you still want to feel like you’ve left the country, check out Friesland. This beautiful province located to the east and north of Noord Holland is close enough to be easy...
Fairly new Amsterdammer Audrey Coggins shares her experience settling her children into school in Amsterdam - the similarities and the differences between the Netherlands and her home country and some lovely surprises, like 'the handshake'! When my older child started...
Information About Living in the Netherlands
Things a new arrival should do and know.
We know parenting comes with challenges. Our FB groups provide a helpful and supportive community for parents in the Netherlands. Members in crisis can contact the admin in our FB to post questions to our FB group anonymously. Here are our top resources for finding help when you are in crisis as a family:
Career. Money. Taxes. Legal Issues. Consider joining Amsterdam Business Mamas to connect directly with other mothers working and thriving in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Mamas is primarily a Facebook Community. Over 18,000 of us are here to help each other navigate living as a family in greater Amsterdam. Here are links to our main group as well as some of our many subgroups:
Amsterdam Mamas is Supported by: