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19 things Americans can learn from the Dutch

19 things Americans can learn from the Dutch Everyone could learn a thing or two from the unpretentious, tolerant...

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...

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How to get Dutch citizenship

How to get Dutch citizenship Here is our guide to obtaining citizenship in 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...

EXPATICA RECOMMENDS

Work in the Netherlands: Dutch work permits

Work in the Netherlands: Dutch work permits

A guide to the neighbourhoods of Amsterdam

A guide to the neighbourhoods of Amsterdam

Buying a property in the Netherlands

Buying a property in the Netherlands

Moving to the Netherlands
Getting utilities connected in the Netherlands
Getting utilities connected in the Netherlands

A guide to connecting utility services to your Dutch home, including...

Visas & Permits
Moving to the Netherlands: Guide to Dutch visas and permits
Moving to the Netherlands: Guide to Dutch visas and permits

Which Dutch visa or permit do you need to visit, live, work or...

Working in the Netherlands
Expatica looks back on a successful fourth edition of the International Job Fair!
Expatica looks back on a successful fourth edition of the International...

A thousand visitors attended Expatica's fourth International...

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
5 effects of record-low interest rates: how can you benefit?
5 effects of record-low interest rates: how can you benefit?

What do historically low interest rates mean for you and how...

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
Dutch weddings: Getting married in the Netherlands
Dutch weddings: Getting married in the Netherlands

If you are planning to get married in the Netherlands, this guide...

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
"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair in Amsterdam: For settled expats and new arrivals.
"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair in Amsterdam: For settled expats...

Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture,...

Out & About
"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair in Amsterdam: For settled expats and new arrivals.
"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair in Amsterdam: For settled expats...

Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture,...

Currency
5 tips to find the cheapest way to transfer money abroad
5 tips to find the cheapest way to transfer money abroad

If you need to transfer money internationally, find out the easiest...

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