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Who are the Rotterdam Parents?

Rotterdam Parents is a collective of internationally-minded parents living in Rotterdam and the greater Zuid-Holland area.

Rotterdam Parents exists to inform, connect and create opportunities for internationally minded families in Rotterdam. We do this:

  • through our weekly newsletter, where we share information about all the very best family-friendly events in Rotterdam, as well as the best bilingual or English language activities.

  • by hosting a range of bilingual events designed to bring the local and international parenting community of Rotterdam together.
  • with our website, where you can find:

Nicole van Tongeren

Nicole arrived in Rotterdam in November 2016, and took the reigns of Rotterdam Parents in February 2017. She's an American, married to a Dutchman, and together they have two adorable toddlers.

Our History


Sara-May Monaghan

Sara-May founded Rotterdam Parents in 2015, and handed the reigns over to Nicole in early 2017. She's an Australian mother of two, still living and working in Rotterdam. Rotterdam Parents is the community resource she wishes she could find when she relocated here in 2014.