About the Netherlands
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Expat Fair: Moving to the Netherlands

i am not a tourist Expat Fair in Amsterdam October 7

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Learn Dutch, taste delicious Dutch cuisine, join clubs and groups, make new connections, discover the secret to buying a house in the Netherlands and more, at one of the top events in Amsterdam.

Dutch law

25 unbelievable Dutch laws that exist today

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Which Dutch laws could land you in jail? Or, as Dutch tolerance goes, what crazy things can you get away with under Dutch law?

Netherlands cost of living

Cost of living in the Netherlands: How much is enough?

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The cost of living in the Netherlands is relatively affordable for western Europe, although the cost of living in Amsterdam and other main Dutch cities is typically higher.

Best inventions

The best inventions you didn't know were Dutch

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You've probably used a Dutch invention in your life without realising it. Here are some of the best inventions to thank Dutch inventors for.

Public holidays in the Netherlands

Dutch national holidays and other important Dutch holidays 2018

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Here is a list of Dutch national holidays (Nationale feestdagen) in 2018, plus other important Dutch holidays such as school vacation, Mother's and Father's day and daylight saving.

30 interesting facts about the Netherlands

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Is the Netherlands truly the land of clogs, tulips and windmills? Why shouldn't you call it Holland, anyway? Test your Dutch knowledge with these top 30 facts.

A brief introduction to the Netherlands

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The newcomer will be forgiven for not knowing what to expect about the Netherlands, after tales of windmills, clogs, dikes and tulips. Expatica offers a whistle-stop tour about the Netherlands.

Dutch inventions

10 things you didn't know were Dutch

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The Dutch can be credited to many more inventions than Gouda and Edam yellow cheese wheels and 'Big Brother'.

Dutch government

The Dutch political system and Prinsjesdag

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The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy with three tiers of government. Here's how the system works.

Dutch politics

Political parties in the Netherlands

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Do you know your PvdA from your PvdD? Or your SP from your SGP? Let us unravel the Dutch acronyms of the political parties in the Netherlands.

Crime in the Netherlands

Crime and the legal system in the Netherlands

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The Netherlands is one of the safest countries in Europe with a low crime rate, but as with any country you should still take reasonable steps to protect yourself.

Dutch politics

What's liberal politics in the Netherlands?

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The 'liberal' label is being used by many political parties in the Netherlands. It's hard to do justice to all of them within the scope of this page, but we'll try.



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