Your Guide to Living, Working and Studying in the Netherlands

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Pastorale Delft!

Centrally located between The Hague, Rijswijk, and Rotterdam and within reach of Amsterdam, Delft doesn’t really require an introduction.


Living and Working in the Netherlands?

“The Dutch healthcare system is rated so high for quality is because it is widely and easily accessible”


The Holland Handbook 2018-2019

Once again, we are happy to tell you that the annual update of The Holland Handbook is out and ready to be read!


Dutch Specialists: Expat Expectations

There are many misconceptions about Dutch healthcare amongst the expat community in the Netherlands. Dutch medical specialists in particular are something of a question mark.


Divorce, Death and Inheritance in NL

It is natural to believe that if you divorce your husband or wife you will automatically have cut all ties with them. In the Netherlands this is not necessarily the case. If you have kids with your ex-spouse their inheritance needs to be protected.


Maternity Leave in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, all mothers have a right to maternity leave. They can take time off while they are preparing to have a baby, and once he or she has been born. It is so important for you to understand the Dutch laws surrounding maternity leave, because they may differ to those in your country of origin.


Watching the Housing Market

Serious about purchasing a home in the Netherlands? You should begin watching the housing market carefully in the weeks or months before buying your first home in order to get a feel for whether it is in your favor. For the past year, the housing market has been favoring sellers.

> READ MORE - The Information Platform for Expats in the Netherlands

For more than 15 years, XPAT.NL has been the major online information platform for Expats seeking English-language information on the Netherlands. XPAT.NL has a brand-new design, easier navigation and offers more useful content than ever. The site has been created for expats in all stages of moving to – or living in – the Netherlands: those who are in the preparatory stage, those who have just arrived and those who are further along in the process of settling here. Find a host of practical information on living, working and studying in the Netherlands and browse through a growing archive of high-quality editorial articles on Holland.

Check the Business Directory for service providers in your region, find things to do in your free time in the Leisure Section, and much, much more…

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