About the Netherlands

Get an introduction to all the essentials of life as an expat in the Netherlands, from the climate to the cost of living and how to stay updated with local news.

Dutch cuisine

A complete guide to Dutch cuisine

The Netherlands might not be famous for being a culinary destination, but contrary to popular belief, Dutch cuisine is surprisingly diverse.

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A brief introduction to the Netherlands

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.

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Expat Netherlands

Expat life in the Netherlands: 10 questions answered

Thinking about moving to the land of stroopwafels, King’s Day, and bicycles? Find out what it’s like to be an expat in the Netherlands.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language

Learn more about the history, geography, and development of the Dutch language as well as the quirks that make it so unique.

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Where to get the news in the Netherlands

Discover the most reliable Dutch and English-language news sources to stay up to date with current events in the Netherlands and worldwide.

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Netherlands facts

30 surprising facts about the Netherlands

Are the Dutch really the tallest people in the world? And is it true they’re all hooked on licorice? Find out with these 30 facts about the Netherlands.

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Emergency numbers in the Netherlands

Having some problems in the Netherlands? This list of Dutch emergency numbers and helplines will get you out of any sticky situation.

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Cost of living in Netherlands

The cost of living in the Netherlands

How much is the cost of living in the Netherlands? Find out about how much you need for housing, food, leisure, and more.

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Dutch people

A guide to Dutch people

Congratulations – you’re not afraid to give your opinion, nor offended when small children tell you off, and you’d never reject anything free. Those are just some of the more prevalent stereotypes of Dutch people.

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Best apps Netherlands

Top must-have apps in the Netherlands

New to the Netherlands? Make your life easier in your new home country by downloading these must-have apps in the Netherlands.

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