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Netherlands > Moving


What Expats Need To Know When Moving To The Netherlands

Saturday May 06, 2017 (04:01:55)
(c) Siebe Warmoeskerken
Expats from another European Union country planning to live in the Netherlands for more than three months must register with the nearest Municipality Administration (GBA) and will need various bits of documentation to register.

As with most countries, moving to the Netherlands will deliver something of a culture shock but expats will soon find ways to fit in. While the expat may make friends they shouldn't be surprised about not being invited to family events - the Dutch have tight family networks and keep them that way.   more ...

Netherlands > Links


Netherlands - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Monday May 01, 2017 (13:32:27)

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 social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Netherlands > Working


An Expat Guide to Working in the Netherlands

Thursday April 20, 2017 (13:46:36)

With around 95% of the population in work, and unemployment continuing to fall, the Netherlands provides good prospects for those seeking work. The average annual salary is around 48,000 euros and workers aged 15 and above are entitled to a minimum wage.   more ...

Netherlands > Health


An Expat Guide To Having A Baby In The Netherlands

Thursday April 06, 2017 (15:09:11)

The Netherlands practises a calm and informed approach to pregnancy, which is deemed to be a healthy and normal state and not a medical condition which requires intense scrutiny. While this can be frustrating when you are trying to get a referral for something you are seriously worried about, it is also a welcome break from the hysteria that is sometimes attached to this natural life event.   more ...

Netherlands > Education


Choosing A Primary School In The Netherlands

Wednesday March 29, 2017 (13:48:09)
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With around 7000 primary schools to choose from, newcomers to the Netherlands need clear information to identify the best fit for their child. We answer the key questions on primary education options to help you begin your search.   more ...

Netherlands > Property


How to Rent a Property in Amsterdam

Wednesday February 22, 2017 (17:16:16)
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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 ...

Netherlands > Living


Useful Tips For Expat Parents Moving To The Netherlands

Tuesday February 21, 2017 (15:15:54)
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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 ...

Netherlands > Living


10 Dutch Dishes You Must Try When Living In The Netherlands

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 ...

Netherlands > Living


So Just How Friendly Are The Dutch, Exactly?

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 ...

Netherlands > Living


Ten Dutch Festivals Expats In Holland Must Not Miss

Tuesday September 06, 2016 (13:01:35)
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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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