Moving to the Netherlands
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Getting utilities connected in the Netherlands

Getting utilities connected in the Netherlands

12 January 2015 | 13 comments

A guide to connecting utility services to your Dutch home, including water, electricity and gas providers, plus information on post offices and decorating your home.

Exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in the Netherlands

Exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in the Netherlands

26 October 2012 | 0 comments

If you have a driver's licence from outside of the Netherlands, certain nationalities must exchange it for Dutch driver's licence.

Buying a bicycle in Amsterdam

Buying a bicycle in Amsterdam

20 January 2009 | 2 comments

Want to buy a bike in Amsterdam? Explorer Publishing offers some tips on buying Dutch bicycles.

The best plumbers in the Netherlands' 10 major cities

The best plumbers in the Netherlands' 10 major cities

6 May 2015 | 0 comments

Need a plumber? Here's a list of top plumbers in the main 10 Dutch cities, as recommended by a local Dutch resident.

Things to consider when making a permanent move abroad

Things to consider when making a permanent move abroad

16 March 2015 | 0 comments

Before relocating to a new country, the list of things to consider can be extensive and daunting, but taking a step-by-step approach to your emigration can help alleviate some of the stress. [Contributed by TorFX]

10 things to do before moving abroad

16 February 2015 | 0 comments

Preparing to live overseas is an exciting experience, but planning for a big change can be overwhelming. [Contributed by Clements Worldwide]

Dutch communications: Connecting TV, internet, telephone and mobile

12 January 2015 | 0 comments

A guide on how to connect to telephone, internet, television and mobile services in the Netherlands, plus a list of the main communication providers.

10 tips on moving to a new country

10 tips on moving to a new country

13 August 2014 | 0 comments

The first weeks and months in a new country can be exciting yet disorienting as you adapt to a new life abroad. Here are 10 tips to make your move abroad easier.

Culture shock and how to deal with it

Culture shock and how to deal with it

6 August 2014 | 8 comments

Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

9 July 2014 | 18 comments

Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

Checklist for moving out of the Netherlands

Checklist for moving out of the Netherlands

1 July 2014 | 0 comments

Kissing the Netherlands good-bye? Moving home can be as daunting as moving abroad but adhering to a few guidelines can save you a lot of stress when relocating.

How to repatriate successfully

How to repatriate successfully

25 June 2014 | 2 comments

As the challenges of repatriation are increasingly identified, here are tips for expats and organisations on managing a successful relocation back home.

Bringing a pet to the Netherlands

Bringing a pet to the Netherlands

4 January 2013 | 3 comments

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.

Pet relocation 101

Pet relocation 101

1 November 2011 | 1 comment

Is your pet an 'at-risk' breed to travel, or 'crate-trained'? When relocating your pet abroad, owners must make an informed decision whether their pets are ready for the trip.

Negotiate a successful repatriation

Negotiate a successful repatriation

12 October 2011 | 0 comments

It’s up to you to get the best deal for your family and career when it's time to repatriate. There are a few tips to aid a successful repatriation into your work environment.

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