Moving to the Netherlands
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Amstelveen

The expat community in Amstelveen

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Amstelveen is often overlooked as Amsterdam’s more suburban neighbour; yet in addition to its easy access to the buzz of Amsterdam, there’s much to be said about the expat community of this liveable city, including international schools and social clubs.

Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

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Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

moving to the netherlands with family

Moving to the Netherlands: A complete checklist of what you need to prepare

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This guide covers everything you and your family need to know about moving to the Netherlands, from how to move your household possessions and integrate into Dutch culture to mandatory registrations, driving licences and insurances.

Dutch life

Settling into Dutch life: Your first week in the Netherlands

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If you're new to Holland you are most likely wondering how the Dutch people live and approach Dutch life. To help you settle in and adapt to the Dutch way of life, we've put together a short guide to cover the basics such as relocating your belongings, health insurance and opening a bank account.

How to import a car

How to import a car and claim a tax exemption in the Netherlands

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Certain laws allow expats moving to the Netherlands to claim a tax exemption on importing a car to the Netherlands.

Relocation options for moving to the Netherlands

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If you're moving to the Netherlands, what's the best way to send your furniture, belongings or car? This guide explains air freight, shipping and international moving companies in the Netherlands.

The common challenges of expat repatriation

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Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad

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Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it

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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

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

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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.

Moving home from the Netherlands

Checklist for moving out of the Netherlands

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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

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

Moving with pets

Bringing a pet to the Netherlands

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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.

Relocating your pet

Pet relocation 101

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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.


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