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Moving to Eindhoven, The Netherlands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 05, 2023

Summary: Moving to Eindhoven, Netherlands: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Eindhoven.

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What do I need to know before moving to Eindhoven?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Eindhoven, they said:

"Eindhoven is a city in the Netherlands known for its high-tech industry and cutting-edge design. It's a vibrant city with a rich history and a strong focus on innovation and technology, making it an attractive destination for expats. Before moving to Eindhoven, it's important to understand that the official language is Dutch, although English is widely spoken due to the international community. However, learning some basic Dutch phrases can be helpful in daily life. The cost of living in Eindhoven is relatively high, similar to other Dutch cities. Rent, groceries, and dining out can be expensive, but salaries are generally high as well. Eindhoven has a temperate maritime climate, with mild summers and cool winters. Rain is common throughout the year, so it's a good idea to always carry an umbrella. The city is known for its excellent public transportation system, which includes buses, trains, and bicycles. Cycling is a popular mode of transportation, and there are many bike lanes and bike rental services available. Eindhoven is a safe city with a low crime rate. However, like any city, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take basic safety precautions. The healthcare system in the Netherlands is of a high standard. However, health insurance is mandatory for all residents, so it's important to arrange this before you move. Eindhoven has a thriving expat community, with many clubs, organizations, and events aimed at helping expats settle in and meet new people. The city is home to many international companies, particularly in the tech and design sectors. Therefore, there are plenty of job opportunities for expats, especially those with skills in these areas. Eindhoven is also known for its high quality of education. There are several international schools in the city, making it a good choice for expats with children. Finally, it's important to note that the Dutch are known for their direct communication style. This can sometimes come across as blunt, but it's simply a cultural difference and not intended to be rude," said one expat in Eindhoven.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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