Socializing has never been so important like in these unprecedented times when we all long for social contacts with people who understand us. The pandemic has very well highlighted the advantage of having the connection and the support of each other.

Parenting is a joy, but also challenges on its own and can be especially hard in the new environment. Since many of us have experienced these challenges some time or the other, we empathise with parents and provide a platform to connect easily with other parents. We find it very important to support RISS families by offering them a space to be heard, seen, and interact with like minded parents through hobbies of different kinds as well as meet ups based on same or similar interests. In that way we can get the best out of their parenting time and life in the Netherlands as well as contribute greatly in creating our inclusive and supportive community for everyone.

Culture Groups

Explore Rotterdam and Dutch cultural events!

A small but active RISS culture group has been formed among PTA enthusiasts. Every month, several RISS parents get together to explore not only Rotterdam but also typical Dutch cultural events. If you are new to the city or even when you have been here for a while but would like to discover new places, consider joining the RISS Culture Club for one of the outings!

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Language Groups

Once a week parents will be meeting together to learn Dutch with and from each other. If you are interested in joining, feel free to reach out to us by clicking the Contact button below.

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World Food Club

Once a month, parents and teachers are invited to enjoy food from around the world in a social setting.

Sports for Parents

Parents are running a variety of sport clubs, including: running club, yoga, walking tours, cycling, and tennis.

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