We are glad you’re here as a new resident of Rotterdam!

During the upcoming period, you will be living on the Silja, and we will be there for you. We are Stichting Mano, an organization that works with and for newcomers. Together, we ensure that you feel at home in Rotterdam and find your way.

On the Silja, we will provide:
– Language activities – Children’s activities – Sports –  Introduction to the city and its residents – Courses on life in Rotterdam and Dutch culture – Volunteer work – Training on work, study, and networking – Mental and physical health – Socializing!

We have colleagues from all countries who speak Dutch, English, Turkish, Somali, Arabic, Tigrinya, Amharic, Farsi, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Dari, and many more languages. You can find us in the “Sea Pub”. Feel free to stop by for a cup of coffee and a chat.

Welkom in Rotterdam

How it works?


Click on your favorite activity!


Click on “Going” to reserve your place


Fill in your information and your guests information then click on “Finish”

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