Expats Guide - Living in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

Our insider tips for expats and internationals to survive and prosper.

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Entry to the Netherlands: Visas, Residence, Work Permits

An overview of Schengen visa entry requirements for the Netherlands.


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10 Essential Steps for Expats Arriving in the Netherlands

Guide on the immediate steps you need to take on arrival in Holland.


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How to Find a Rental Appartment or House in Amsterdam

The challenge of searching for a place to live in the city.


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Healthcare and Health Insurance in the Netherlands

Introduction to the Dutch health system - from insurance to alternative healthcare.


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How To Open a Bank Account in the Netherlands

A detailed primer on Dutch banking and setting up an account.


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Guide to Utilities and Services in Amsterdam

A look at energy, water, waste, recycling, internet, telephones and tv.


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How To Find a Job in the Netherlands

Basic advice on finding work in Amsterdam and Holland.


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Multinational Companies in the Netherlands

An overview of corporations which employ expat internationals.


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How Much Money Will I Earn in the Netherlands?

A guide to salaries in Amsterdam and Netherlands for different jobs.


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What is the Cost of Living in Amsterdam?

Prices for various general expenses - rent, utilities, travel and services.


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Supermarket Prices in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prices for various food, drink and household items from the supermarket.


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A Guide to Studying in the Netherlands

Info for those wanting to study in the Dutch higher education system.


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Taxation in the Netherlands

A brief overview of the Dutch tax situation.


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Credit Cards in the Netherlands

How Dutch residents can get a credit card.


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Work as a Freelancer in Amsterdam

Tips on setting up your own business.


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Buying a House in Amsterdam

Guide to property purchase in and around the Amsterdam area.


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Dutch Jobs - Employee Benefits

The rights you can expect if you get a job in the Netherlands.