What do I need to know about living in The Netherlands?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to The Netherlands, they said:
"With its international flavor and resources supporting expats, The Hague is what I think is a relatively easy city in which to find your way. It's also an easy starting place to travel throughout the Netherlands and a great place from which to visit other countries,"
added another expat in The Hague.
"hmmm difficult. Actually nothing in tone of warning... just DO IT! It's a great place,"
remarked another expat who made the move to Leiden.
"You live in Amsterdam for the night-life. You live in Amstelveen for the family life.
Check the website and read this English guide:
explained one expat living in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
"You will have to subscribe to an agency to find a place to live in the center. Living in the small villages around is okay if you have a car. I like Nijmegen,"
said another expat in Nijmegen.
"Hire a bicycle (at the train station or a bike shop) and look around - you can walk cycle thorough most of the town in an afternoon. Join a club to meet people. Take the initiative to meet neighbors. They may seem reserved at first, but all will appreciate the effort, and most will respond in time,"
added another expat who made the move to Haarlem.
"It is beautiful here. Very centrally located, yet still enough in the country to be peaceful and quiet. It is a popular vacation destination for many Dutch people from Amsterdam and surrounding areas (as well as Germans, French and English),"
explained one expat living in Meerssen, Netherlands.
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Expats in Netherlands may get a free expat health insurance quote from our partner Allianz Care, a leader in international insurance for expatriates. Allianz's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Their flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget..
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