Welkom in Nederland! For a small but bustling country in Northern Europe, she surely packs a punch! From a multitude of canals and waterways, erg druk (very busy) cities and extensive cycling paths, peaceful countryside homes and farms, to nature parks and dunes, the Netherlands, a.k.a your new home, has plenty to offer!
As expats ourselves, we understand that the first few days can be tough; essentials such as trying to maneuver through the language, health care system, the gemeente registration. But fear not, we promise it will get better!
We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice and feel at home, so, we often feature stories from our community members about their relocation experiences to help others that have to go through the same feel a little more comfortable and at ease. Therefore, to help you navigate through your new home, we’ve used their top tips for newcomers in The Netherlands, and we’re ready to share them with you.
Bring all your documentation with you.
“It’s never too much! Bring everything you need and what you don’t need, you never know what might come in handy and what can help you! It certainly helped me with the flight’s confusion, because I had so much documentation saying I could travel to the Netherlands that it made it really hard for them to say No”- Nicolas
Banking, banking, banking.
“Banking was confusing for us too. The reason it was a challenge for us, was because of corona” You need to have a dutch number and a dutch address to open a bank account, they didn’t have it before moving to Amsterdam, but they needed to open an account to pay for the apartment. Luckily, Settly came to the rescue with that as well.” - Milena & Andrew