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Your Guide to Living, Working and Studying in the Netherlands

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Banking, New Style

One of the most important issues that you have to deal with when you move to a new country is a new bank account.

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Buying a Second-Hand Car in the Netherlands

Buying a car is one of the few things that does not allow you to ‘try one on for size’ by ordering something online, getting to know it, and returning it because the fit is not right.

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Job Hunting in the Netherlands

Job opportunities in the Netherlands are abundant. But, as with every country around the globe, there are some cultural norms that you have to take into account, in order for your job search to be successful.

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The Planet: Your Backyard?

Living an expat life can be exciting, but also very challenging – especially as far as family matters are concerned. Divorce rates, for instance, are higher than average among expats.

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Living Under the Dutch Umbrella

There are two kinds of compulsory social insurance schemes in the Netherlands. One is applicable to the population in general. This is called national insurance.

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Insurance for Getting Around in NL

Planes, trains, cars and bikes: they're essential for getting around, into, and out of the Netherlands. All these forms of transport are extremely safe in Holland. Still, moving at high speed, be it on wheels or by air, comes with some inherent and unavoidable risks.

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XPat.nl - The Information Platform for Expats in the Netherlands

XPAT.nl supplies English-language information on the Netherlands for anyone coming to live, work or study in the Low Countries.
The topics range from informative to lifestyle related: everything expats, their partners and international students need to know about Holland.
It is an ideal resource for soon to be expats planning their move and expats already in the Netherlands who need to make life decisions.
Our extensive network of writers, contributing consultants, journalists and editors allows us to offer expats in the Netherlands the high-quality, up-to-date information they need in order to make living, working and studying here as comfortable, effortless, and stress-free as possible.
Check the Business Directory for service providers in your region, essential checklists, useful references and tips, things to do in your free time in the Leisure Section, and much, much more…

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