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.
Household Help Is But One Click Away If you have come to live here and find yourself on the road or in the office all day – or if the thought of tackling those heaps of dust, cobwebs, mud tracks or sticky stove tops gives you a headache – then the time has come to … Continue reading "Helpling"
This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Autumn Issue By Phoebe Young Most of my friends from the UK took sensible, vocational degrees that guided them straight to the safe and sturdy rungs of the London job ladder. I set off in a similar direction, and spent my student loan on studying English Literature at … Continue reading "How Not to Get a Proper Job"
By Diane Lemieux, co-author of the book The Mobile Life In The Mobile Life: a new way of moving anywhere, we describe the process of moving abroad like an expedition. Parents on this family journey to an unknown land are the captains on the ship, each with their own role to play in the success … Continue reading "How to make sure your kids want to live in NL"
This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Autumn 2018 Issue By Sevi Christoforou & Nannette Ripmeester 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. Navigating … Continue reading "Job Hunting in the Netherlands"
This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Winter 2017 Issue For most people, the purchase of a house is an important and exciting event. This is especially so for expats who find themselves buying a home in a country other than their own. Of course, finding the right house in the right place is … Continue reading "Legal Aspects of Buying a House"
This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Spring 2017 Issue Working together to reach consensus is a key part of the Dutch psyche. No wonder then that even at school children learn all about making deals with their peers, writes DutchNews.nl editor Robin Pascoe. As you read this, the Netherlands is about to go … Continue reading "Lessons in Life"