Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

What do expats find most challenging?

Answer this Question

We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Utrecht. They wrote...

"Expats in Utrecht often find the language barrier to be the most challenging aspect of the local culture. Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands, and while many people in Utrecht speak English, it is not as widely spoken as in other parts of the country. Additionally, the Dutch culture can be quite different from what expats are used to, with a strong emphasis on politeness and respect for others. This can be difficult to adjust to, especially for those who are used to a more relaxed attitude. Finally, the cost of living in Utrecht can be quite high, making it difficult for expats to find affordable housing and other necessities," commented one expat who made the move to Utrecht, The Netherlands.

HomelikeHomelike
Learn More

We've partnered with Homelike, to connect expats and newcomers with temporary accommodations in Netherlands. If you're moving to Netherlands, rent a short-term, furnished apartment or home for the first few months from Homelike and take your time figuring out the best place to live in Netherlands.

HomelikeHomelike

We've partnered with Homelike, to connect expats and newcomers with temporary accommodations in Netherlands. If you're moving to Netherlands, rent a short-term, furnished apartment or home for the first few months from Homelike and take your time figuring out the best place to live in Netherlands.
Learn More

"Visa, Inburgering, Language.... Fitting in - unfortunately you are always a foreigner - no matter how long you live here," remarked another expat in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

Other Questions:

What do expats find most challenging?

If you live in Utrecht, newcomers to Utrecht would love to hear your answer to this question.


Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Allianz CareAllianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Contribute to Netherlands Network Contribute
Help others in Netherlands by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Netherlands.

William Russell
William Russell

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal