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International wedding

5 Dutch wedding traditions to incorporate on the big day


Getting married in the Netherlands is exciting, especially when it brings together multiple cultures. With an international couple, one half introduces traditions from their native country, while the other half incorporates wedding traditions from the Netherlands.

Dutch wedding

Planning a Dutch wedding: Getting married in the Netherlands


Tying the knot in the Netherlands? This guide helps you plan a Dutch wedding, explaining the process and paperwork, and the special requirements for foreigners.


Getting divorced in the Netherlands


A guide on how to file for divorce in the Netherlands, including conditions for filing for divorce, mediation, documentation and important issues to discuss during the divorce proceedings.

Divorce and property

Divorce and settling a privately owned home


If you and your partner decide to separate it will have consequences on your privately owned home and finances. What can you expect?

Online dating

Expat dating: Online dating guide for expats


Expat dating has its own set of challenges and perks. Luckily, anyone looking for a partner in an international setting has a plenty of options, including expat online dating.

12 steps to planning a complete Dutch wedding – papers included


If you are planning a wedding in the Netherlands, here are nine steps for getting married in the Netherlands, so you don't forget anything important.

Dating in Europe: First date etiquette


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 tips for online dating after divorce

Expat tips for online dating after divorce


Getting back out there after a divorce can feel daunting, especially as an expat.

Same-sex marriage in the Netherlands

Same sex marriage in the Netherlands: Facts and figures

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

UK divorce law

Divorce: English divorce law abroad

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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

Divorce abroad: 10 steps to protect your children

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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.

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