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How to Rent a Property in Amsterdam

Posted on Wednesday February 22, 2017 (16:16:16)
(c) Moyan Brenn on Flickr
Below is our guide on navigating the complex - and often competitive - process of securing a property. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and find out about the laws which are on your side.

What Is The Rental Market Like Right Now?

Since 2014, property prices in Amsterdam have soared, with 2016 seeing an almost 15% increase on the previous year. The rental market has reflected this boom, making it harder than ever to find affordable housing.   more ...

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Useful Tips For Expat Parents Moving To The Netherlands

Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2017 (14:15:54)
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When you make a list of the places that are among the best for raising children, the Netherlands is one name that is bound to feature near the top. This charming European country has become one of the most desirable expat destinations in the world for several reasons, which include its high standard of living, rich culture, modern infrastructure, universal healthcare, scenic beauty, and overall environment. Today, more than 20% of its residents are from overseas. Amsterdam in particular is home to people of more than 150 nationalities. So what is it about this country that appeals to expatriates? Some of the factors are:   more ...

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10 Dutch Dishes You Must Try When Living In The Netherlands

Posted on Wednesday September 21, 2016 (13:46:02)
(c) Jpatokal
Dutch cuisine consists of hearty fare that is warming and wholesome, something that the locals greatly appreciate on account of the cold temperatures. Today we’re taking a look at some of the dishes you should try if you’re living in the Netherlands.   more ...

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So Just How Friendly Are The Dutch, Exactly?

Posted on Monday September 19, 2016 (13:00:23)
(c) Tarod on Wikipedia
The Netherlands has for a long time been one of the more desirable expat locations in the world. The fact that so many people want to live here isn’t surprising – this small European country has among the highest per capita incomes in the world and is widely acknowledged to be one of the freest, most tolerant and liberal places to live in.   more ...

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Ten Dutch Festivals Expats In Holland Must Not Miss

Posted on Tuesday September 06, 2016 (13:01:35)
(c) Leigo Jarvemuusika
Celebrations, especially communal ones, are a very important part of any culture, and the people of Holland enjoy an abundance of lively festivals all year round. These occasions range from being colorful to fun to quirky, and some of them may also seem a bit strange, especially to an outsider. Many of the events have been observed for decades or even centuries, and have strong ties to the glorious heritage and traditions of the Netherlands, while others are relatively new.   more ...

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Netherlands - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Monday June 27, 2016 (08:54:04)

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
http://www.invadingholland.com/

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

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Thinking About Moving To The Netherlands? Read This First

Posted on Friday April 29, 2016 (13:17:07)
(c) tpsdave on pixabay
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 ...

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How To Celebrate Your Birthday Like A Local In The Netherlands

Posted on Wednesday March 23, 2016 (12:56:17)
© Omer Wazir
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 ...

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Interview With Ydo Jousma, Cambridge Principal, International School Eerde

Posted on Friday March 04, 2016 (12:58:48)
International School Eerde
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 ...

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

Posted on Saturday August 15, 2015 (14:41:15)
Image © Bert Kaufmann on Flickr
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 ...