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Netherlands > Living

Netherlands

10 Scary Places To Get Goosebumps In The Netherlands

Tuesday October 03, 2017 (08:44:18)
Pain Cellar in the Prison Gate Museum, (c) Kees Hageman
Fancy freaking yourself out? No need to miss out on a spook-fest while you are living in the Netherlands. Here are some creepy destinations to give you the shivers.


The Prison Gate Museum, The Hague
www.gevangenpoort.nl

Just west of the Hofvijver, in the centre of The Hague, stands the foreboding Museum de Gevangenpoort, a thirteenth century castle gate which later became a prison. Its medieval jailers used torture to force confessions, meted out sadistic public punishments, and sentenced many of its occupants to death. Today many of these instruments of terror are on display and visitors can roam the rooms and feel the chill of their grim past.   more ...

Netherlands > Moving

Netherlands

Expat Centre IN Amsterdam: A One-Stop Shop For International Newcomers

Wednesday September 27, 2017 (09:08:41)
IN Amsterdam (c) Niels Blekemolen
Expat centres in the Netherlands are enjoying a radical restyle, and IN Amsterdam is leading the way. Expat Focus heads to its HQ in Amsterdam’s stylish World Trade Center to find out more about the rationale behind the new branding and the services that expatriates can expect from the centre.   more ...

Netherlands > Property

Netherlands

A Guide To Renting An Apartment In The Netherlands

Tuesday September 26, 2017 (08:56:59)

Looking to move to the Netherlands? When it comes to finding the right place for you, that little flat in the hip part of town or that beautiful 18th century-built apartment overlooking the canals may be just around the corner.   more ...

Netherlands > Living

Netherlands

Why Your Kids Will Love Living In Amsterdam

Wednesday September 06, 2017 (07:42:11)

Amsterdam is an exciting city with a friendly, family vibe and plenty for children to do.

Here are 10 reasons why kids are happy here.   more ...

Netherlands > Living

Netherlands

10 Dutch Festivals You Really Shouldn't Miss

Tuesday August 22, 2017 (08:07:51)

Want to party like the Dutch? Mark up your calendar with these ten fun festivals.   more ...

Netherlands > Education

Netherlands

An Expat Guide To Preschool In Amsterdam

Friday July 21, 2017 (15:11:02)
(c) Pixabay
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 ...

Netherlands > Living

Netherlands

10 Things To Love About The Dutch Way Of Life

Thursday July 20, 2017 (15:06:03)
(c) Alfredo Borba on Wikipedia
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 ...

Netherlands > Living

Netherlands

An Expat Guide To Childcare Options In The Netherlands

Friday July 14, 2017 (13:06:50)

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 ...

Netherlands > Living

Netherlands

An Expat Guide To Learning Dutch

Wednesday July 12, 2017 (14:19:19)
(c) tpsdave on Pixabay
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 ...

Netherlands > Living

Netherlands

De Balie: A Centre For International Culture In Amsterdam

Tuesday July 11, 2017 (11:59:23)
(c) De Balie
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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