We are the go-to desk to settle into Jewish life in Amsterdam.

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I’m Shuly, I grew up in The Hague and have been living in Amsterdam with my husband and kids for 26 years.

Amsterdam has a small but vibrant Jewish community. One has everything one may need to live a good life, both from the Jewish as the secular perspective. Professionally, I am a caterer and I prepare pre-made products that can be bought at Mouwes Deli. I also organize Shabbat and lunch packages for tourists. I am part of the board of Binyan A'dam and I'm very excited to help you and your family settle down in Amsterdam!

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We want to help (young) families to move to Amsterdam and kick start their family lives and careers.

Amsterdam is an amazing city to live in. In many aspects it is a global city yet is also small and charming at the same time. The many young people that live here as well as, multinational companies, start-ups and universities make it a vibrant place to live.

At the same time you have a peaceful family life, amongst other things because of the easy-going Dutch mentality and the many green areas. Of course, once one one ventures into the city, there is much to see such as the famous canals, many museums and historic buildings.

For hundreds of years there has been a big Jewish community in and around Amsterdam, with at its top over 80.000 Jews. After the war, for decades the community decreased in size. However, during the past decade, the Jewish community has experienced a revival. New initiatives and an increase of young families combined with the historical and cultural wealth that Amsterdam and its Jewish community have to offer, has resulted in a young and new movement. Binyan Adam was established to capitalize on this trend.

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Hello, my name is David, I grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I have lived in Amsterdam for over 4 years with my wife and daughters.

Amsterdam is a place with a high quality of life, tranquility and a place with a warm and friendly community
I study at Kollel, and I help out in events for both youth and adults, always trying to be willing to help the community, and helping new people with whatever they need. Can't wait to meet you!