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Lennys26 posted Work and Notice Period on the Netherlands forum:
I am looking to change jobs and have a 1 month notice period. I currently have 1 month of unused vacation time. In the past I have been in similar situations in other countries, where the law allowed for the notice period to overlap the vacation - thus, essentially I lost a month of salary. Can anyone comment on whether this is the same situation here in NL?
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Expat Report Review of AICS in Amsterdam, Netherlands was published
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
DON'T. Try to find another school especially one with experienced staff and not full of himself/herself director and leaders. In Aics some teacher are good and some other bad. The secondary part is terrible. The admin and communication is terrible. No facilities in a building which is not adequate for a school. There is not a good system to safeguard the children. My sons attended a good private schools in the UK where they were very good students after being in AICS for a couple of years their level went down the hill. We moved them to a good school in The Hague, problem solved. Do not waste money in AICS (Continue)
Expat Report Review of The International School of the Hague in The Hague, Netherlands was published
Review-of-The International School of the Hague
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
I will just write about my experience with the primary school; you can refer to the other reports on this web site if you are interested in the secondary school. I regret very much putting my child in the International School. The communication with parents is awful: you do not know what records are being placed in your child’s file, measures that affect your child are being implemented without informing you, measures are implemented even after your specific disapproval, etc. If you dare to raise questions to the school administration about their policies and/or practices, you are likely to get a very disrespectful treatment and a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ attitude. The current principal (Mr. Kevin Rae) has mastered this attitude to a point that borders insanity. Luckily, he is leaving in August 2015 and many parents are hopeful that things will improve afterwards. I have some doubts about this. The problem is that most of the staff consists of temps and part-times. This is clearly reflected in their work motivation. There are some motivated and skilled teachers, but these seem to be the minority. I do not expect that this situation will change much with the new principal. The bottom line is that I will be taking my child out of this school once the school year is over. My advice to other parents is: i) If you do not have financial concerns, go for the American School (take a look at the great reviews they have at this web site) ii) If money is a concern, consider the European School. Unfortunately, unless you work for a European organization, they have a long waiting line. iii) Judging by the experience of my friends, I would not put my child in the British School: they seem to have some of the same issues as the International School. (Continue)
MYC posted Brompton or other folded bikes on the Netherlands forum:
Hey guys I will be living in Amsterdam and working in Rotterdam. So I will need to travel with a folding bike to and from train station in both places. My budget could be as high as getting a brompton or something else... But I am wondering which place do you recommend for getting a brompton? or other brand folding bikes that is not too heavy to carrying around... and does not take too much to open and fold?
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adminee posted Post a Message of Support for France on the Netherlands forum:
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I am a retired American moving to NL, to marry a Dutch resident. I would like to locate a reliable moving company that does not cost an arm and a leg, and I would like to know a little more of how Dutch income taxes may affect my retirement income. I do understand that I must also file US income taxes, and wonder I'd Dutch taxes can be deducted from the US taxes. I have been traveling to NL for more than a decade; so, am familiar with lifestyle there, and can read Dutch, and understand most of what is said. I am not fluent in responding, yet. I will be moving to the area near Groningen, and would like to meet expats in that area. Thank you in advance for any assistance rendered. Suitejenny
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