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I was an expat wife: The 7 habits of highly effective expats

I was an expat wife: The 7 habits of highly effective expats

Maria Foley takes a look at effective habits that make expats...
Top 10 tips for dating the Dutch

Top 10 tips for dating the Dutch

You may have heard that Dutch women are the most beautiful in...
Xenophobe's® Guides: Dutch sense of humour

Xenophobe's® Guides: Dutch sense of humour

The Dutch delight in mishap and mayhem - feel free to join in!...
Becoming Madame: Realities of an expat life

Becoming Madame: Realities of an expat life

What's expat life really like after the initial sparkle fades...

Editor's choice

30 facts about the Netherlands

30 facts about the Netherlands

How well you know the Dutch? Here are 30 facts about the Netherlands...
Work in the Netherlands: Applying for a job

Work in the Netherlands: Applying for a job

How to prepare a Dutch-style CV and cover letter, as well as...
Dating across cultures

Dating across cultures

If you're living and dating abroad, "Get out of your comfort...
Manage culture shock in three easy steps

Manage culture shock in three easy steps

Margarita Gokun Silver, founder of coaching firm Global Coach...

Moving to the Netherlands

Getting connected in the Netherlands

Getting connected in the Netherlands

A guide to connecting telephone, internet and television along...

Visas & Permits

Moving to the Netherlands: Guide to Dutch visas and permits

Moving to the Netherlands: Guide to Dutch visas and permits

Find which Dutch visa or permit you need to visit, live, work...

Working in the Netherlands

Work in the Netherlands: Finding a job

Work in the Netherlands: Finding a job

An essential guide to finding work in the Netherlands, including...

Finance

Doing income tax returns in the Netherlands

Doing income tax returns in the Netherlands

The start of the year signals the need to settle your Dutch income...

Housing

Renting a property in the Netherlands

Renting a property in the Netherlands

Looking to rent an apartment or house in the Netherlands? Read...

Healthcare

Healthcare in the Netherlands

Healthcare in the Netherlands

Here’s a guide to the Dutch healthcare system, including Dutch...

Education

Education in the Netherlands

Education in the Netherlands

Our guide on education in the Netherlands takes you through schooling...

Family Essentials

Getting married in the Netherlands

Getting married in the Netherlands

Some expats move to the Netherlands for a short stay and end...

About the Netherlands

A brief introduction to the Netherlands

A brief introduction to the Netherlands

The newcomer to the Netherlands will be forgiven for not knowing...

Insider Views

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

Dutch is full of humourous words when translated literally into...

Out & About

Top 10 places to visit in the Netherlands

Top 10 places to visit in the Netherlands

From museums and historical sites to flower fields and national...

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