Expat Guide to Living in Netherlands
Whether you're already living in Netherlands or preparing to move to Netherlands, our Expat Guide to Living in Netherlands offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Netherlands. For answers to specific questions, visit our Netherlands Forum to talk with expats in Netherlands.
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Expats in the tech sector of Amsterdam benefit from its famously open society that encourages tech development - both in larger companies and start ups. Find out more about this hot European tech hub.
Amsterdam is a beautiful city with historic canals, incredible museums and a thriving cafe and nightlife scene. For those expats fortunate enough to move to Amsterdam, it can be an amazing place to live. Expat Exchange members in Amsterdam share their tips for living in Amsterdam and surrounding, commutable cities such as Amstelveen, Hilversum, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.
Lucas Heckenbucker offers an overview of Amsterdam's neighborhoods - Old City Centre, Jordaan, Old South, The Pijp and The Westerpark.
More Culture Shock Reports for NetherlandsCulture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Netherlands handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Netherlands:
More Living in Netherlands Reports
What are people's priorities in Netherlands - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Netherlands:
More Moving to Netherlands Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Netherlands? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Netherlands? Below are some of the responses from expats in Netherlands:
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Reviews of Schools in Netherlands
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Netherlands. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Netherlands:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Netherlands. If you are already living in Netherlands, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Netherlands by taking our Overseas Retirement report.Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Netherlands Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Netherlands? Below are some of the reports from expats in Netherlands:
What's it like to find a job in Netherlands? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Netherlands? Below are some of the reports from expats in Netherlands:
Working in Netherlands Reports
Expats share tips for living in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam is a small city with a lot of people living in it. This makes it energetic and interesting but it also means accommodation costs are high. Some areas are less expensive then others and depending on your needs and/or wants you may choose to live further away from the city centre and pay less for more space.
Dutch fashion is modest, practical, and eclectic all at the same time. Writer Tiffany Jarman Jansen describes the Dutch fashion sense.
What is it about Europeans that allows them to break almost every dieting rule ever written and still remain so slim?
Amsterdam's housing market is hot! Learn about several of this beautiful city's popular expat neighborhoods and housing options that they offer.