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In 1994, author Greg Shapiro came to the Netherlands. The idea was to spend a while doing comedy for a start-up theater called Boom Chicago, but he stayed for love
Relocating to any country is a big step. Aside from all the cultural differences and language barriers the way the legal system and paperwork work are often different depending on the country.
Does the idea of gliding between lectures on a bicycle sound romantic to you? Perhaps you should consider studying in the Netherlands. Before you decide to come, it is advisable to do some research on the rather unique Dutch education system. The articles in this section will take you through how it works, and advise you on the practical side of being a student in the Netherlands.
Becoming unwell in an unfamiliar land can be frightening. You can rest assured, however, that healthcare in the Netherlands is of a very high standard. It is still sensible to read up on the Dutch healthcare system as soon as possible. That way, you will know exactly what to do if and when you need some medical attention in the Netherlands.
Working in the Netherlands could be very different to working in your home country. Is the nature of ‘The Dutch Employment Market’ new perplexing to you? Fear not. The articles below will help you learn about the ins and outs of Dutch contracts, social security, insurance and working hours.
Did you know XPat.nl is working in close collaboration with The XPat Journal the premier magazine for expats in the Netherlands?
Check out their website and browse through their huge archive of editorial articles over the past 10 years.