There are so many means of getting around in the Netherlands! Whether you’re looking to make your daily commute as efficient as possible, or you’re planning a tour of the entire country, there is a mode of transport to suit you in Holland.

If you want to get from door to door under your own steam, a car may well be your vehicle of choice. Did you think the Dutch were matter of fact conversationalists? If so, you should definitely read up on driving in the Netherlands, before braving Holland’s highways. You will also need to decide whether to keep your car. The pros and cons of exporting your old mv, vs. buying a new one in Holland, are weighed up in this section. Whatever you do, you will certainly need a viable Driver’s License.

Flat terrain, beautifully preserved cycle paths and bikes for all budgets: the Netherlands is built for cycling! If you want to discover how to get from A to B on two wheels, take a look at our article on cycling in the Netherlands.

Sometimes a journey is too long for a bike ride, and sometimes the Dutch wind just blows in the wrong direction. This is when you can take advantage of the brilliant Dutch public transport network. Read on to find out how to navigate trams, trains and busses in the Netherlands. We will also explain how to take a Dutch taxi, to cover that final leg of your trip.

If you are missing your friends and family back home, or you have been called away on business, you do not have to swim. Flying to and from the Netherlands is very straight forward, and is explained below. 

Recently Posted on XPat.nl

Centrally located between The Hague, Rijswijk, and Rotterdam and within reach of Amsterdam, Delft doesn’t really require an introduction. This central location is further achieved by its closeness to two airports, a new underground train station within walking/cycling distance and the nearby highways A4, A12, A13, and A20.

The rules surrounding rental properties in the Netherlands may well differ from those of your native country. This article will cover the key elements of the Dutch renting protocol. It will outline the different types of rental property in the Netherlands, and what you can expect from them. It is so important to familiarize yourself with the rules of renting! It … Continue reading "Rules of Renting in NL"

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. According to …

The Winter real estate market has been in full swing since a few seasons now, and across the country home inventory is low, demand is high, and sellers definitely have the advantage. No matter the experience level, any buyer in today’s market may find themselves stressed out and potentially disappointed if they …

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Spring 2018 Issue In 1985, Meline Mercouri, then minister of culture in Greece, and Jack Lang, her colleague in France, decided that they wanted to create something that would make Europeans more aware of their shared history and values – as well as illustrate the rich diversity …