Some laws and conventions surrounding Dutch family matters may be a little different to those in your home country. Whether you are planning a family, providing for your children or going through changes in your relationship, there are some words of wisdom for you on Xpat.nl.

If you are pregnant, our post on ‘Having a Baby in the Netherlands‘ will supply you with the relevant medical information, and help prepare you for the rather laissez-faire Dutch approach to perinatal care. As the big day looms you might want to make some arrangements about leaving the youngster provided for. Take a glance at our ‘Dutch Inheritance Law‘ section to learn about this.

If these articles are making you hear wedding bells, then read on about the laws and regulations pertaining to ‘getting married in the Netherlands‘. Alternatively, if you feel your marriage may have run its course, our section on ‘Divorce in the Netherlands‘ will take you through your options.

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.

This article was originally published in The XPat Journal Summer 2018 Issue There are many misconceptions about Dutch healthcare amongst the expat community in the Netherlands. Dutch medical specialists in particular are something of a question mark. Sickness is scary enough. When you have expectations about the care you require, and these are not met, … Continue reading "Dutch Specialists: Expat Expectations"
It is natural to believe that if you divorce your husband or wife you will automatically have cut all ties with them. In the Netherlands this is not necessarily the case. If you have kids with your ex-spouse their inheritance needs to be protected. There are various ways in which your ex can gain access … Continue reading "Divorce, Death and Inheritance in NL"
In the Netherlands, all mothers have a right to maternity leave. They can take time off while they are preparing to have a baby, and once he or she has been born. It is so important to understand the Dutch laws surrounding maternity leave, because they may differ to those in your country of origin. By … Continue reading "Maternity Leave in the Netherlands"

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 …