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EXPAT GUIDE: Bicycling in Holland

Information about riding a bicycle in the Netherlands: cycling regulations, functional requirements, road safety tips, commuting by bike, transporting children, sightseeing routes, Dutch national cycling associations and local […]

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EXPAT GUIDE: Dutch Cuisine

Dutch cuisine is not a term often heard as meals in Holland are rather simple when compared to other European countries like France, Italy or Spain. Key food […]

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DUTCH INCOME TAXES: Sole Proprietorship

Information about Dutch income taxes for freelancers and small business owners (sole proprietorship) in the Netherlands, provided by Suurmond Tax Consultants… If you receive income from freelance work […]

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10 Changes to Dutch Law for 2018

The following are ten changes to Dutch law effective 1st January 2018. These include adjustments to existing rules and new regulations for childcare, minimum wage, pensions, dog owners, […]

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How to Change Your Dutch Health Plan

Here are steps expats in Holland should follow to change your health insurance policy, make a switch between Dutch health insurers in the Netherlands… In the Netherlands, there […]

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CITY DISTRICTS: The Hague

The Hague, South Holland’s second largest city, is comprised of eight urban districts. Below you’ll find a brief profile of each, including number of residents, demographic breakout, neighborhoods […]

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EXPAT GUIDE: Owning a Car in Holland

Information about owning a car in Holland, from importing, registering and insuring a foreign vehicle to buying a new or used car and where to find local dealerships […]

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EXPAT GUIDE: Dutch Housing

Resources for setting up your home in the Netherlands, information about renting an apartment, buying a house, Dutch utilities, property renovation, interior decorating, furniture suppliers, appliance stores, repairmen […]

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EXPAT GUIDE: Dutch Healthcare

Soon after expats arrive in the Netherlands, they have to decide on a Dutch health insurance policy, register with a local doctor and dentist and generally find their […]

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS in Holland

There are ten public holidays in the Netherlands during the calendar year. Most of these are concentrated within a two month window in late Spring. Read on to […]

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EXPAT GUIDE: Family Life in Holland

If you are planning a move to Holland with children (or have just arrived), rest assured you can find the information you need about family life in the […]

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EXPAT GUIDE: Holland Relocation

Planning a move to or from The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden or elsewhere in South Holland, Netherlands? Here are tips for finding the right resources and service providers […]

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EXPAT GUIDE: Dutch Driving Licenses

Driving license (rijbewijs) requirements for operating a car, motorcycle, moped, truck or other motorized vehicle for international residents living in Holland. RDW (Rijks Dienst Wegverkeer) is the Netherlands […]

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Renewing an American Passport from Holland

Recently I had to renew my expiring American passport here in the Netherlands. This post offers some advice for U.S. nationals who may find themselves in the same […]

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Biggest Challenges to Learning Dutch

What is the hardest thing about learning Dutch expats struggle with? Considering the language is often referenced as one of the toughest in which to acquire fluency, we […]

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Ten Questions About Health Insurance in Holland

In order to better understand health insurance policies in Holland, I posed ten expat-relevant questions to a local Dutch health industry professional. Read on for the Q&A… Relocating […]

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Learning Dutch: Where to start?

Does the whole Dutch thing confuse you? Have you considered learning the native language of Holland but aren’t sure where to start? Read on to find answers to […]

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