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.

Helpling

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"
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How Not to Get a Proper Job

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"
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How to make sure your kids want to live in NL

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"
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Job Hunting in the Netherlands

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"
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Leeuwendael Animal Clinic

When you move to another country, there is often another very important member of the family who comes along: your pet. And you want to be sure of two things: one, that you will be allowed to ‘import’ your furry (or not) companion and two, that it will receive the best possible care in your …

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Legal Aspects of Buying a House

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"
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