In a previous editorial, the importance of having a bank account in your new country of residence was discussed. A bank account is like a pebble you drop into the water – from there, in ever-increasing circles, flow the effects. You can now take out a mortgage, arrange insurance, receive your wages and pay your taxes. Any bank will offer you their mortgage services or their insurance packages. However, ABNAMRO takes this quite a few steps further, saving you from the need to discover the details by yourself and offering you information on a host of other subjects.

Personal moving checklist

You’ve made the decision to move to the Netherlands. That’s very exciting, congratulations! But that excitement can slowly fade away when you think about all the things you need to arrange for your big move. Or maybe you’re not even aware of all the things you need to take care of. That’s where ABNAMRO’s quick 3 minute checklist comes in handy. Because everyone’s situation is different, you can make your to-do list personal by selecting from health, school, working, living, registering and taxes – for a little introductory advice.

Overall moving tips

Aside from the checklist, the links on the page Moving to the Netherlands allow you to explore subjects such as: practical matters, finding housing and getting around. For instance:

  • Working in the Netherlands; this will take you to a page on permits, extraterritorial costs and the minimum wage. You will find advice on looking for a job, working in self-employment, and what typifies your Dutch colleagues and workplace.
  • Finding a home in the Netherlands; this page helps you decide whether it is more attractive to rent or buy a home, how your possible employer can help you with this matter or where you can find such housing.
  • Getting around in the Netherlands; did you know that there are more bikes than people in the Netherlands? That’s because the land is flat and everything is nearby. This page provide you with the best tips to get around in this small country.

Dutch habits

Do you want to know more about why the Dutch are not afraid to speak their mind? Or why they are very kind and social, but on the other hand you can’t just visit someone without making an appointment first. Under the page Life for expats in the Netherlands, ABNAMRO provides more in-depth information about typical Dutch habits. Through a relaxed, informal set-up, they tell you about the Dutch approach to certain issues, cleverly linking this to practical ways in which the bank can help you out. It helps keep matters light-footed, yet informative and practical, while telling you a little something about the people you have come to live among along the way.

The ABNAMRO website is an effective guide that aims to make it as easy as possible for expats to arrange all the things you need to take care of before, while and after your move. That way moving is fun and easy and the feelings of excitement don’t go away.

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