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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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.

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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 …