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Dutch weddings: Getting married in the Netherlands

Dutch weddings: Getting married in the Netherlands

10 February 2015   0 comments
If you are planning to get married in the Netherlands, this guide explains the paperwork and processes for arranging a Dutch wedding.
Childcare in the Netherlands

Childcare in the Netherlands 12 January 2015

Here's a brief guide to the Dutch childcare system, including an introduction to child benefit and childcare allowance in the Netherlands.
Preschool in the Netherlands

Preschool in the Netherlands 25 October 2012

If you're living in the Netherlands, here's a guide to childcare and pre-school (peuterspeelzaal) in the Netherlands.
Getting divorced in the Netherlands

Getting divorced in the Netherlands 12 February 2015

A guide on how to file for divorce in the Netherlands, including required documentation and processes, conditions for separating, and what to expect.
Dating in Europe: First date etiquette

Dating in Europe: First date etiquette 8 October 2014

The dating game is hard enough, even when you know the ‘rules'. So how do you date when living abroad and you don't know how the game is played? Here's a guide to expat dating in Europe.

Expat dating: Online dating guide for expats

11 February 2014
Online dating is the new norm - and an excellent way for expats to meet like-minded people when moving abroad. How can you make online dating work for you?

Expat dating: Online dating after divorce

10 February 2014
Tips and advice for getting into the online dating game after a divorce.
Speed dating in Amsterdam

Speed dating in Amsterdam 10 January 2014

Curious about speed dating? Join our popular Expatica-sponsored SpeedDate event for a great way to meet other singles in the Netherlands.
Bringing a pet to the Netherlands

Bringing a pet to the Netherlands 4 January 2013

Pets are welcome in the Netherlands but there are strict rules relating to bringing pets into the country, particularly around proving they are healthy and are transported appropriately.
Same sex marriage in the Netherlands: Facts and figures

Same sex marriage in the Netherlands: Facts and figures 22 May 2012

The Netherlands was the first country to legalise same-sex marriage, but homosexual couples still face obstacles when they wish to have children.
Divorce: English divorce law abroad

Divorce: English divorce law abroad 20 July 2011

For a UK couple living abroad, it may still be possible to use the English courts and an English lawyer to handle divorce proceedings.
Divorce abroad: 10 steps to protect your children

Divorce abroad: 10 steps to protect your children 14 April 2011

Frank Arndt looks at cases where the expat dream ends in despair and frustration. If your marriage breaks down, the prospects can be daunting if you are 'stuck' in a foreign country.
International adoption: are you ready?

International adoption: are you ready? 30 November 2010

Expat Women sheds light on the personal and challenging considerations expat couples will face when seriously thinking of adopting a child abroad.
Keeping pets in the Netherlands

Keeping pets in the Netherlands 26 May 2010

Our guide to keeping a pet in the Netherlands, including pet registration, vets, emergency help clinics and what to do if your pet gets lost in the Netherlands.
Baby names in a multi-culti family

Baby names in a multi-culti family 28 June 2009

Parents of new-born babies all over the world have very different options in their choice of given names.

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