Our local office maintains a reference library available for use by Shell employees and their families. In addition to books and publications, we recommend you to visit the websites listed below for some general information about our location, other services and partner organizations.
English Breakfast Radio
Immigration and Naturalisation Service
Immigratie en Naturalisatie Dienst, IND
Dutch Association of Real Estate Agents
Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars
KLM Travel Clinic (Schiphol)
National Tax Office Amsterdam
Expatriate Archive Centre
The Expatriate Archive Center's mission is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible a collection of primary source materials, documenting the global social history of expatriate life.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
GVB - Amsterdam's public transportation company
GVB provides the public transportation within Amsterdam City (and some neighbouring cities/districts). On their website you can find all the information about timetables, routes and planned works on the network. Their website is in Dutch but they do have a journey planner in English.
A non-profit organisation supporting Amsterdam-based parents. They provide a wealth of useful information and organise events.
Their operating language is English and they have a very active Facebook group.
Xpat Center Amsterdam
Permits Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation campaigning globally to improve work permit regulations to make it easier for partners of expatriate staff to gain employment during an international assignment. The website has useful links to partner work permit regulations around the globe. Shell is one of the founder sponsors.
Amsterdam City Council's comprehensive website with information on living, working and doing business in Amsterdam.
This website also provides one of the most detailed 'What's On' guides to the city, with a monthly event overview.
Living Abroad provides comprehensive, quality and up-to-date country information and resources
Cigna is a provider of medical insurance for expatriates
Royal Tropical Institute
KIT aims to improve health and ensure equitable social-economic development as much as promote intercultural cooperation with our partners worldwide. They offer a range of workshops on topics such as repatriation and working across cultures.
Connexxion regional buses
Connexxion provides regional bus services around the regions surrounding Amsterdam.
Uit met Kinderen
A great website (in Dutch) which lists fun events for families
Zilveren Kruis Achmea
Health insurance provider
Funda is the website to visit to find a house to buy or rent
The OV Chipkaart is the Netherlands travel card. Use it on buses, trams and trains throughout the country. On the website, you can check your card's credit and find useful information about the services you can access
Toastmaster's International (Amsterdam)
An association for those wanting to improve their public speaking and leadership skills
Public Transport Route Planner
A great resource for journey planning
Dutch news, in English
National Train Company
The NS website has a good journey planner as well as up to date information on any service disruptions and planned works which may affect the rail network
Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce
Your first port of call if you want to set up your own business in the Netherlands