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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Expat Focus Columnists - The Netherlands (Holland)
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  Netherlands - Recommended Blogs

Articles - Netherlands (Holland)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Netherlands and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.

Invading Holland

An incredibly funny and often pathos filled account of 15 years in Amsterdam, illustrated with witty cartoons.   more ...

  Thinking About Moving To The Netherlands? Read This First

Articles - Netherlands (Holland)

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, usually known simply as the Netherlands, is one of the most popular expat destinations around the world and particularly in Europe. This small country is among the most densely populated, but it’s also one of the most stable and well-developed. The Netherlands is famous as a liberal and progressive nation, with open and tolerant attitudes to everything from same-sex marriage to abortion to cultural diversity.   more ...

  How To Celebrate Your Birthday Like A Local In The Netherlands

Articles - Netherlands (Holland)

Birthdays, like all other celebrations, vary greatly around the world. The western tradition of a birthday cake and candles is now popular in almost every part of the world, but there are still quite a number of local traditions that survive and thrive. In a handful of cultures, birthdays aren’t really marked as important dates, and therefore aren’t celebrated at all; in a few others, birthdays may be remembered but celebrations are actually frowned upon.   more ...

  Interview With Ydo Jousma, Cambridge Principal, International School Eerde

Articles - Netherlands (Holland)

Ydo, you're the Cambridge Principal of the International School Eerde in Ommen. Tell us a bit about your role - what does your day-to-day routine look like?

I share my workload with Mr Justin Hughes, the IBDP principal at our school. We start with a short team briefing to update ourselves and our staff regarding issues of the day and their priority they take. Afternoons are spent with longer term planning.   more ...

  Is €20,000 Enough To Live On In The Netherlands?

Articles - Netherlands (Holland)

The introduction of the Euro in 2002 raised the cost of living in the Netherlands considerably. The locals still talk about how expensive things have become in the past few years. Yet, this country ranks lower in terms of expenses compared to some other European nations.

Like in any other country, larger cities in Netherlands tend to be more expensive than smaller towns. Therefore, the cost of living places in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hague, Utrecht, Leiden and Groningen comparatively high.   more ...


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