In the category Editor's Pick you will find a growing collection of articles which were originally published in The XPat Journal. The XPat Journal ® is the premier English-language magazine for expatriates living in the Netherlands and has been in publication since 1998. The quarterly magazine guarantees high-quality and timely editorial content, articles and interviews covering a variety of topics such as Dutch culture, legal and financial issues, international education, expat management, housing and health care. Those of you who are considering building a new life in the Netherlands or are already settled here will surely benefit from the local knowledge we share through these articles. So feel free to browse through this archive and make yourself more familiar with the ins and outs of the Low Countries.

Capturing Time and Beauty

As would any true photographer, Robert van Hall laments the fact that we are not sitting face-to-face for this interview. Some interviews lend themselves well for being conducted by telephone, but a photographer, of course, wants to see who is across from him. Robert van Hall is a portrait photographer whose works go far beyond … Continue reading "Capturing Time and Beauty"
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Coming to NL as a Student

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Spring 2018 Issue When coming to the Netherlands as a student, special immigration procedures apply. Which specific requirements are to be met depend on your nationality and the purpose of your stay. Some nationals need an entry visa plus residence permit, while other nationals only need a …

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Critical Tips for Buyers in a Seller’s Market

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 …

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Eight Reasons to Draw Up a Will

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Summer 2017 Issue   By Yolanda Bokhorst I am often asked whether it is really necessary to draw up a will. Isn’t everything already arranged in the law? And when it comes to international situations, don’t we have the European Inheritance Act? It is a mistake … Continue reading "Eight Reasons to Draw Up a Will"
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Estate Planning: Is That What We’re Working For Now?

By Yolanda Bokhorst Don’t we all want the best for our children? We provide them with a safe and sheltered home, we raise them well, make sure they get an education and try to give them the tools to find their way through an increasingly complex world. What role does money play in all of … Continue reading "Estate Planning: Is That What We’re Working For Now?"
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Going to University in the Netherlands

For those seeking an English-language study program, the Netherlands is one of the most accessible countries to explore, for a variety of reasons. For starters, over 2,100 courses are on offer here in English, constituting 23% of the bachelor’s degrees on offer here and 74% of the master’s degrees. Tuition Another reason why studying here … Continue reading "Going to University in the Netherlands"
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