Expat Holland (The Netherlands)

The Netherlands

The Netherlands - Efficient, safe, and open-minded, the Netherlands is a charming country where historical architecture, canals and flower markets enchant visitors. Not only an easy country to explore, Holland is also easygoing, with cultured and unassuming people.

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  An Expat Guide To Preschool In Amsterdam
  Tax issues for Netherlands purchases by US citizen?
  10 Things To Love About The Dutch Way Of Life
  An Expat Guide To Childcare Options In The Netherlands
  An Expat Guide To Learning Dutch
  De Balie: A Centre For International Culture In Amsterdam
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  An Expat Guide To Preschool In Amsterdam

Articles - Netherlands

Preschool (voorschool) is a government-subsidised schooling system for children aged 2.5 to 4. More structured than a playschool, the voorschool works in association with their local primary school (basisschool) and is designed to equip children – in a fun way - with the basic skills for school life.   more ...

  10 Things To Love About The Dutch Way Of Life

Articles - Netherlands

Though the Netherlands may not be your homeland, it can still in time win your affections. Here are ten aspects of Dutch life which have found a warm place in the heart of many expatriates.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Childcare Options In The Netherlands

Articles - Netherlands

With family far away, finding childcare can be an added expense for international parents new to the Netherlands.

Below are six common forms of childcare here and what you can expect from each service.

Au Pair

An au pair is a young adult aged between 18 and 30 who offers childcare services in return for board and lodgings and an allowance of €300-€400 per month. You may also be asked to contribute around €300 per year towards language lessons as this is an entitlement of their stay.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Learning Dutch

Articles - Netherlands

One of the comforts for newcomers relocating to the Netherlands is Dutch people’s friendly enthusiasm for speaking English.

The Dutch love the English language and they revel in any opportunity to use it. They have even been rated the best speakers of English in the world.   more ...

  De Balie: A Centre For International Culture In Amsterdam

Articles - Netherlands

Newcomers to the Netherlands seeking culture, debate and discussion in English can find a lovingly-curated programme of events at De Balie in central Amsterdam. The former district court, with its beautiful stained glass, doubles as a wedding venue when not hosting discussions and performances. In 2016, De Balie welcomed some 99,000 visitors to enjoy its film screenings, concerts, art exhibitions and debates. Not to mention the hundreds that flock there daily to drink coffee or meet friends for lunch.   more ...


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