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.

The Dutch Freelancer

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Autumn 2016 Issue   On May 1, 2016, the ‘Wet deregulering en beoordeling arbeidsrelaties’ (DBA) entered into force. As a consequence, all existing VAR-statements (showing that the person in question was not working in employment) have lost their legal force. So, now how do you prove … Continue reading "The Dutch Freelancer"
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The Dutch School Attendance Law

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Spring 2018 Issue By Annebeth van Mameren Last year there was a lot of commotion on the playground of a small town in the south of the Netherlands. What had happened? A family from the school had gone skiing and had posted some photos of their holiday …

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The Future Is Here

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Autumn 2017 Issue The potential we see at ACCESS, among the available (international) talent already here in the Netherlands, is simply mindboggling. Our columns in The XPat Journal during 2017 have focussed on how we represent, inform and manage the expectations of the local community, and its service … Continue reading "The Future Is Here"
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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! It has been given a new look, with easy-to-read and entertaining infographics and fresh photographs, but has, of course, retained its familiar feel and trusted format. As always, The Holland Handbook has … Continue reading "The Holland Handbook 2018-2019"
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The Holland Handbook 2019-2020

It is that time of year again; the new and annually-updated version of The Holland Handbook is here and ready to be enjoyed! Not only that, but this is the 20th edition! Twenty years ago, a modest group of three people sat around a table to discuss the possibility of creating a handbook for expats … Continue reading "The Holland Handbook 2019-2020"
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The Planet: Your Backyard?

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Autumn 2018 Issue By Edith van Ruitenbeek Family Law for Expats Living an expat life can be exciting, but also very challenging – especially as far as family matters are concerned. Divorce rates, for instance, are higher than average among expats. Last summer, I once again … Continue reading "The Planet: Your Backyard?"
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