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InTouch is a non-profit social group that aims to help English-speaking people and their families to make friends and settle into life in Rotterdam. We are a social network and we hold regular events and can help each other with practical information. You can find us on facebook to connect to our community.

" A happy and proud moment; Fleur Duggan is making it official, signing the papers at the Notary office from social club to a non-profit organisation (stichting)"

Did you know that InTouch Expats Rotterdam has been around for over 15 years? Set up and run by expat mums and their families. We wanted to recognise all the hard work that has been put in this community by all the previous coordinators and other volunteers and make InTouch a sustainable organisation that will contribute to the home-away-from home feeling. A network of like-minded families not just online but especially offline.

Whilst many of our members are from the expat community, we also welcome members who are married to Dutch nationals and are permanent residents in the Netherlands.  Apart from our weekly Stay & Play group,(formally known as Mums & Tots) we hold regular coffee mornings (with or without children) and we are starting with informal Dutch lessons soon.

From June 2014, we have been organising Children’s English Story Time (read by native speakers) at the Rotterdam Central Library (once a month to start with, we are getting other language groups together: German, French & Spanish) You can find all our activities in our online calendar.

Other events & activities:

  1. Friday afternoon afterschool meet-ups all ages: check our closed facebook group for location.

  2. Springtime/Summertime BBQ’s at Kralingse plas or Zevenhuizerplas

  3. Ladies Nights Out Culture Nights, (very popular!) People host an evening and give a small presentation about their country and we get to try some foods of that country (If your hosting you will get a budget) Recently, we have had a Mexican and a UK Culture Night, in May we have Japanese Culture event.

  4. Children’s party’s, Easter, Halloween Christmas.

  5. Book club

  6. Men’s only events (evening out)

  7. Many more! You are free to suggest an event or activity….

The Intouch membership is free, we just ask people to fill in registration form. As we are a non-profit group,we rely on volunteers. If you want to volunteer and participate in a specific activity or help with events please feel free to do so, you are very welcome! We are looking for people who want to contribute to our website so if you would like to share your story about living in The Netherlands/Rotterdam or your favourite recipes or other suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!