Moving to the Netherlands
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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 within the Netherlands: How does it work?


When moving, there is a lot to arrange – no matter how close or how far you are going. To make it easier, get some insight into the two ways to move: organising the move yourself or hiring professionals to take care of it for you.

Dutch life

Settling into Dutch life: Your first week in the Netherlands


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.

Connecting utilities, television, internet, telephone in the Netherlands

Dutch utilities: Connecting your water, gas and electricity in the Netherla...


This complete guide explains how to connect to Dutch utilities and pay your utility bills, plus includes a list of water, electricity and gas utility companies in the Netherlands.

Connecting television, phone and internet in the Netherlands

Dutch communications: Connecting TV, internet, telephone and mobile


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

Integration difficulties into Dutch society can affect an expat's mental he...


For any expat, loneliness, isolation and depression can become an issue when dealing with the challenges of being away from home and integrating in a new culture.

Dutch mobile operators: Getting a mobile number, SIM card and mobile phone...


Find out if you can use your mobile phone in Netherlands as a foreigner or need a Dutch sim card. Compare Duch mobile operators and learn how to get a Dutch mobile number.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Top plumbers in the Netherlands

The best plumbers in the Netherlands' 10 major cities

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

Exchanging your foreign driver’s licence for a Dutch version

Getting a driver’s licence or exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in the...

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

Buying a bicycle in Amsterdam

Buying a bicycle in Amsterdam


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

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