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Noordwijk, The Netherlands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Noordwijk, Netherlands: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Noordwijk?

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

"Noordwijk is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant flower fields. The official language is Dutch, but English is widely spoken, making it easier for expats to communicate. The cost of living in Noordwijk is relatively high, with housing being the most significant expense. The town has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses and trains, making it easy to travel around the region. Noordwijk has a temperate maritime climate, with mild summers and cool winters. The town is home to a number of international schools, making it a suitable place for expats with children. Healthcare in the Netherlands is of a high standard, and it is mandatory for everyone to have at least basic health insurance. Noordwijk is a safe town with a low crime rate, but like anywhere, it's important to take basic precautions to protect yourself and your property. The town has a vibrant expat community, with various clubs and organizations that can help newcomers settle in. Dutch people are known for their directness, so don't be surprised if they come across as blunt. Cycling is a popular mode of transport in the Netherlands, and Noordwijk is no exception, so consider getting a bike for local travel. The town is home to the European Space Research and Technology Centre, which attracts many international professionals. Noordwijk is also known for its high-quality restaurants and cafes, offering a wide range of international cuisines. Finally, it's important to note that the Netherlands has a high tax rate, so be prepared for this when planning your finances," commented one expat who made the move to Noordwijk.

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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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