One of your key concerns, when settling into a new country, may well be ensuring that your children adjust to their new environment. You can find information on both the practical and the fun side of living with kids in the Netherlands on Xpat.nl.

If you are expecting a baby, there are some ‘legal issues in the Netherlands‘ that you need to be aware of. This article outlines your obligations as a soon-to-be parent, and explains what you are entitled to in terms of benefits and leave from work. There is a special Dutch way of celebrating both the arrival of your newborn, and their subsequent birthdays. Have a look at this article on ‘party time in the Netherlands‘ to enjoy and discover how to mark these occasions.

If your little ones moved here with you, they might need taking care of when you go out to work. How about sending them to ‘Dutch day care‘? If this does not appeal to you there are many other options, which you can explore in the same article.

Naturally, in order for kids to be happy and healthy they need to be clothed and well-fed! You can read up on where is best to go ‘shopping for kids in the Netherlands‘ below.

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