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Moving To Amsterdam With Teenagers? Here’s What You Need To Think About

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:45:20)

As much as relocating to another country can be an exciting adventure, it can also be a challenge. For teenagers, whose lives are already filled with uncertainty and change, moving to another country can be incredibly overwhelming. Moving means changing school, making new friends and re-establishing an identity. However, moving to a place like Amsterdam provides a smorgasbord of fun new experiences and opportunities for a young person who has a bicycle to whizz around town.   more ...

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Bringing Your Inheritance Into The Netherlands: What Expats Need To Know About Dutch Tax Laws

Monday June 18, 2018 (09:14:37)

If you’re bringing your inheritance into the Netherlands, tax laws may have implications for your assets, so make sure that you’re fully informed. With the right information at hand, you can avoid being hit by any unexpected taxes and duties that will stop you making the most of your inheritance.   more ...

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Living In The Netherlands As A Transgender Expat

Friday May 25, 2018 (10:50:21)

Building a life as an expat is always a challenge – and being transgender can make everything more complicated. Pulling up roots and migrating to a famously liberal place like the Netherlands is a dream for many trans people facing persecution and discrimination elsewhere. However, living that dream means grappling with the difficulties of the expat life in general and obstacles particular to trans people all at once. The Netherlands isn’t a challenge-free place for transgender expats, despite its reputation, and migrating there requires some care and forethought.   more ...

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Is Amsterdam Finally Growing Sick of Expats?

Friday April 06, 2018 (10:11:12)

Amsterdam may have made it into the top five cities for expats in last year’s Expat Insider survey, but the welcome they can expect may be waning.   more ...

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A Handy Guide To Making Friends In Amsterdam

Tuesday February 27, 2018 (11:20:33)

So you’ve made the choice to move to Amsterdam. Visa? Tick. Accommodation? Tick. Employment? Tick. Friends? Hmm… if you haven’t quite fallen into your crowd yet, do not despair! Amsterdam is a bustling international city attracting people from around the globe, and one of the most exciting parts of settling in here will be getting to know the fresh new faces who you will grow to call your friends.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Work Permits In The Netherlands

Monday February 26, 2018 (13:24:58)

Thinking of moving to the Netherlands for work, or looking to employ someone from outside the country? Here are our answers to the most common questions about work permits.

EU/EEA members and Swiss nationals are entitled to the free movement of labour and do not require employment permits to work in the Netherlands.   more ...

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

Friday February 09, 2018 (16:16:52)

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 ...

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

Tuesday February 06, 2018 (11:30:44)

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 ...

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An Expat Guide To Opening A Bank Account In The Netherlands

Monday January 22, 2018 (12:14:23)

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 ...

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

Monday January 15, 2018 (10:47:51)

“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 ...