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Re: decent living

Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:36 am

hello, Tasha, we are in a similar situation as you; wondering if we should accept an offer to move to den haag (south east of Amsterdam).

Your offer looks similar to ours, if you would like to compare some things (job title, benefits, 30% tax ruling, etc..) let me know and I will e-mail you privately.

just an FYI: if you own a house in the country of your residence, the Dutch government allows a company to pay for your housing tax free.

About the grocery shopping: we have been living in England for the last year and I go shopping on foot, by bus, and by train with my 2year old and 8month old almost every day, rain and cold and all--they love it!

I am actually looking forward to try biking with both kids and groceries....I don't know about the umbrella yet, though:)

MARTHA,
I have read some of your responses across the board, and thank you for providing info.

I am interested in joining your group, too, if I fit the criteria!

I have another question: could you tell me, or direct me to where I can find the cost of utilities in Holland? Gas, Electric, Water etc...?

 

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Re: decent living

Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:13 pm

hi neriwoman,
to go or not to go, is not the question anymore....he!he! we've decided to take up on the offer. it feels like a huge step, but we r planning to stay for a while then decide whether we wanna stay long term.
yeah, sure lets compare notes. mail me.
tasha.

 

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Re: decent living

Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:06 pm

Hi,
I will have to do some research and get back to you about information on utilities. Anyone else have any ideas? I honestly don't have any idea where to go for that information but someone else might or I will see what I can find out and get back to you.

You are more than welcome to join in our group. If you send me your email address I will send you an invitation. Or you can go to the group . Its listed on yahoo groups as ExpatWomeninHolland and ask to become a member. Either way, we would love to have you. We have a couple of women in our group who live in Den Haag and I'm sure they might go help with your utilities questions. Den Haag is a nice city and I think you will enjoy living there. Any info you might need, please do not hesitate to ask. It is always amazing at the little things that you wonder about and can you get it here? All of us in the group have our 'special" things that we miss from "home" and bring with us here.

Martha

 

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Re: decent living

Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:52 am

Congrats, Tasha, sounds like the start of an adventure for you! (that's how I look at it anyway).
We also just decided to go for it...my husband will accept the offer tomorrow, I believe, and we should be in Den Haag come May.

I am going to join the yahoo group, as well.

Martha, thank you for looking into the utilities, we wanted to compare cost of living to help make our decision, and now that we have made our decision, it is not as important... It would still be useful information for our planning, but please don't worry if you cannot find out!

wees voorzichtig

 

neriwoman
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Martha women yahoo group

Post Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:47 pm

Hi,
I joined that womensyahoo group before moving to Holland. I wanted to get some idea of Holland & people before moving. Sadly, I was removed before I could make any comments or introductions.
Now, that I am here in Holland I am still interested in making female friends however I'm not sure how much participation is needed as it says everyone needs to be active.
Is it possible to join again as a grad student who may not be able to attend many events but want to make friends of all ages.
Or can you advise of other groups?
Thank you,

 

msflex
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Re: decent living

Post Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:00 pm

Msflex...sorry if we removed you. Our group is mostly women who have already made the move or will be doing so in a short period. Yes, we do expect participation. Not that it requires you meeting with us when we have outings because everyone is located in different areas and geography and time, work, make that hard to do. What we do ask is interaction within the group via emails. That is the only way to get to know the other women and them get to know you. So that is why we require participation regularly in the group. Of course, you and neriwoman would be more than welcome to join us!! We would love to have you and enjoy getting to know new people and helping them get acquainted with our great women and helpful information about living here. As I said, the group is listed in yahoo groups as ExpatWomeninHolland. Hope to see you soon!

 

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Re: decent living

Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:39 pm

Thanks for your reply. Now, that I am here I will join again.
Thank you.

BEAUTY ANYONE?
Anyone knows where to get a pedicure and wax near Rotterdam?

 

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