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Netherlands > Articles


The Student Hotel: Accommodation For Life-Long Learners And Explorers

Posted on Friday February 09, 2018 (15:16:52)

In a former publishing house, east of Amsterdam’s city centre, the tip-tap of a table tennis game snaps back and forth through the air. There are comfy sofas, a retro photo booth, a shiny black foosball table and a curtained-off area with a TV that is never switched off. A launderette with a six-foot-high pin board for lost socks is located around the corner, and a bike shed is housed in the basement.   more ...

Belgium > Articles


An Expat Guide To Taxes In Belgium

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018 (08:36:58)

As well as the waffles, fries, chocolate and beer, Belgium is famous for its high taxes. However, if you understand the rules that apply, you can plan your financial affairs accordingly. Here, we set out the important basics to consider.   more ...

Chile > Articles


An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Chile

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018 (08:29:17)

Chile’s healthcare system has been voted one of the best in Latin America. Medical care is available to both Chilean people and expats at affordable rates. The Chilean healthcare system is divided between public and private medical institutions, and your insurance plan and income level will determine where you go for treatment.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


The Expatriate Archive Centre: A Dutch Home For The Stories Of Expatriates Worldwide

Posted on Tuesday February 06, 2018 (10:30:44)

In 1992, as the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (also known as Shell) prepared to celebrate its centenary, the wives of several senior expatriate employees felt that they too deserved recognition. These wives had made this success possible, after all. They had supported their partners each step of the way, adjusting family life as best they could to new and challenging territories, where oil was rich but creating a home was daunting. Their stories deserved to be chronicled.

These women initiated a call-out to other Shell spouses in 80 different countries, asking them to share their experiences. When this resulted in mail boxes bursting with material, the wives knew they had struck something special.   more ...

China > Articles


Moving To China With Children: A Guide For Expats

Posted on Monday February 05, 2018 (11:20:18)

International travel is an exciting adventure for business people seeking new challenges: however for children taken along for the ride, it can be a tumultuous experience. Stephen Spriggs of William Clarence Education, who work with families across the globe, will bring you a series of insights on expat life: first up we look at the key considerations for expat families moving to China.   more ...

France > Articles


How To Pass The French Nationality Test

Posted on Monday January 22, 2018 (11:22:53)

Are you an expat looking to gain French nationality? Do you have questions about what the process entails? Or do you need clarification on whether you are eligible to apply?

Perhaps you’ve already started the process, but need some tips on how to best prepare yourself for the nationality test.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


An Expat Guide To Opening A Bank Account In The Netherlands

Posted on Monday January 22, 2018 (11:14:23)

Get your finances sorted out early and you’ll feel as though a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Daily life in a new country is so much more manageable once you have a bank card in your pocket! Fortunately, setting up a bank account in the Netherlands is straightforward, so you should be good to go in no time.   more ...

Oman > Articles


An Expat Guide To Meetups And Social Clubs In Oman

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018 (09:54:14)

The Sultanate of Oman, historically a seafaring destination, is a land of rich culture, and its oldest human settlement is known to have originated in the stone age. It is located along the Arabian Peninsula, and even though the country has undergone considerable urban development, its stunning natural landscapes and age-old traditions still prevail.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


!WOON: Free Advice For Tenants And Owner Occupants In Amsterdam

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018 (09:47:51)

“If I could end the need for my own job… I’d actually be a happy bunny!” says Dafna Eccles, renting consultant at !WOON’s tenant advisory services in Amsterdam South. If tenants knew the rules, and property owners stuck to them, there would be no need for !WOON, she explains, and the world would be a better place.

However, the law is complicated, meaning tenants and owner occupants are in need of !WOON’s support and advice. For migrants who are unfamiliar with the rules and may be struggling to decipher documents in Dutch, the service is a godsend, and visitor numbers are rising in their seven Amsterdam branches.   more ...

Portugal > Articles


What Does Portugal's New Start-Up Visa Mean For You?

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018 (09:22:26)

Long, hot summers with ample sunshine and endless silver beaches have made Portugal a highly sought-after destination for expats from all over the globe. This south European country boasts excellent living standards, modern infrastructure, warm people, a relaxed paced of life and great healthcare. Property prices are fairly reasonable, as is the overall cost of living, and with a population of about 10 million inhabitants, there is enough room on this portion of the Iberian coast for expats for all ages.   more ...