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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.

6 Tips for Expats Having a Baby in The Netherlands

Expat moms share their experiences having a baby in The Netherlands - from wonderful prenatal care to the home birth option for uncomplicated pregnancies and everything in between. While many new moms have very short hospital stays, they receive at home care from a beloved Kraamzorg (home nurse) as part of their maternity care, which expats resoundingly say makes all the difference.

7 Things to Know Before Moving to The Netherlands

Expats who moved to the Netherlands talk about deciding whether to live in urban or suburban neighborhoods, adjusting to Dutch culture, finding an apartment and more.

5 Tips for Tech Jobs in Amsterdam

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.

5 Tips for Living in Amsterdam

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.

More Culture Shock Reports for Netherlands

Culture 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:
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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:
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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:
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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.

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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:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Netherlands Reports

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:
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Additional Articles
Where to Live in Amsterdam: Neighborhoods

Lucas Heckenbucker offers an overview of Amsterdam's neighborhoods - Old City Centre, Jordaan, Old South, The Pijp and The Westerpark.

10 Tips for Living in The Netherlands

Expats share tips for living in the Netherlands.

Relocating to Amsterdam

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.

Vogue: Fashion in Holland

Dutch fashion is modest, practical, and eclectic all at the same time. Writer Tiffany Jarman Jansen describes the Dutch fashion sense.

Weighty Issues: The Dutch Edition

What is it about Europeans that allows them to break almost every dieting rule ever written and still remain so slim?

Amsterdam Real Estate: Popular Neighborhoods

Amsterdam's housing market is hot! Learn about several of this beautiful city's popular expat neighborhoods and housing options that they offer.

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