Welcome to XPAT.NL

XPat.nl is your one-stop-shop for essential information on living, working and studying in the Netherlands. Topics covered include everything from useful tips about the country to lifestyle-related topics. Explore the Netherlands Info Section to find information tailored to both expats and international students.


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Browse through our ever-growing archive section of useful articles sourced from the quarterly magazine The XPat Journal, read local news written in English from Dutchnews.nl, find interesting events and experiences in your area, browse through available rental properties and even explore our online bookstore of carefully selected books about the Netherlands, most of which are written by fellow expats.


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Meet our authors

Over 30 authors, organizations and contributors of various nationalities with very different backgrounds have contributed to XPat.nl. Many of our writers are specialists working for international firms and who have an impressive amount of knowledge when it comes to the expatriate experience in the Netherlands. Learn about these contributors, read their stories about living in the country and feel free to make contact with them should you need additional advice.


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Anne Parker

Anne Parker
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Cathy Rubin

Cathy Rubin
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Chris Smit

Chris Smit
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Connie Moser

Connie Moser
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Deborah Valentine

Deborah Valentine
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Diane Lemieux

Diane Lemieux
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Edith van Ruitenbeek

Edith van Ruitenbeek
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Elizabeth Joss

Elizabeth Joss
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Greg Shapiro

Greg Shapiro
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Han van der Horst

Han van der Horst
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Henk Jansen

Henk Jansen
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Jacob Vossestein

Jacob Vossestein
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Jan Vincent Meertens

Jan Vincent Meertens
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Kees de Graaf

Kees de Graaf
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Lesley Murphy

Lesley Murphy
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Liane van de Vrugt

Liane van de Vrugt
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