Once you have solved the more pressing matters, there are many other things you will need to know about living in the Netherlands, such as shopping hours and customs, how to arrange household help, safety, taking care of your pets, Dutch gardens and family life, (mobile) telephone and Internet Service Providers – not necessarily in that order. You will find answers to such ‘pressing’ questions as ‘Why do the Dutch leave their curtains open?’, but also on how to get your telephone service started and whether the Netherlands is a safe country to live in.