So now you have plodded through all those essential ‘moving in’ tasks and begun to settle into life in the Netherlands.

International Education in the Netherlands

You are probably keen to help your family feel at home and enjoy what the country has to offer, if they have moved here with you. It can be hard for children to adjust to their new environment, but here you can find plenty of information on daycare and where to buy their clothes, toys and food to ensure they become acclimatized. Depending on their age and how long you plan to stay, you may be considering whether it is best to send them to an international or a local school. You can find guidance on this crucial decision in the ‘International Education‘ section.

Fun things to do in Holland

To make sure they really enjoy their new home, there is an abundance of ‘Fun Things To Do With Kids in the Netherlands‘ listed on this site. If that is all in the distant future, and you and your partner are planning your wedding, or expecting a baby, you are catered to on XPAT.NL as well. ‘Dutch Family Matters‘ to do with inheritance, perinatal care and marriage are all explained.

For your own ‘Leisure Time‘ you have an extensive choice of ‘International Clubs‘, ‘Tourist Attractions‘ or, if you prefer to avoid the crowds, ‘Places Undiscovered By The Masses‘. Unfortunately of course, much of this galavanting comes at a price.

Living costs

However, our section on ‘Living Costs‘ will help you to manage this and delight in the Dutch experience carefree.