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Setting up in the Netherlands Part 1 – How to register your business

Before you can open an office, hire an employee or even make a single sale – You need to make your business “official” in the Netherlands. The official work of setting up a business in the Netherlands involves two bodies: The ...

How to arrange your utilities in the Netherlands: Energy, Water, Internet

Congratulations on having found your new home in the Netherlands! Now that the hard part of finding a home is behind – it’s time to make that home “move-in” ready. In the Netherlands, you have the freedom to choose the ...

Work Visas in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the oldest open economies in the world. The country’s high standard of living, culture and incentives for business are just a few of the reasons that nearly 200,000 people move to work in the Netherlands ...

Explained: Dutch residence permit for Non-EU partner and children

There are plenty of great reasons to move to the Netherlands. We’ve got the best beers, the best cheeses and fried snacks. This country is home to world-famous masterpieces from history, and modern innovations in architecture. Throughout history, the country and people have always valued an openness between cultures ...

7 Top Attractions in the Netherlands to Enjoy This Summer

Newcomers to the Netherlands have had it rough this last year. The COVID-19 pandemic limited everyone’s access to public spaces of all kinds – especially the typical attractions and “must-sees” of the Netherlands. Fortunately, this weekend most public spaces opened ...

Explained: Dutch Holiday Allowance

The national “holiday allowance” is an additional sum of money that most workers employed in the Netherlands receive in May or June. Under the Dutch Labour Law, employees in the Netherlands are entitled to a holiday allowance, which is referred to as ‘Vakantiegeld’ in Dutch.   The Dutch holiday allowance ...

Career Lessons Learned From The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our professional lives. We’ve spent over a year adjusting to life in lockdown – and tackling professionals’ uncertainties head-on. Although it’s been challenging, there are a lot of lessons to be learned that you can apply throughout your entire career – Pandemic or none.  So what lessons can we take ...

Revisited: Working from home with kids during COVID-19

Now that the vaccine is being distributed across the world, we can start to expect a potential return to normality on the horizon. For working parents, the transition back to school starts off with so much promise: a break from kids shrieking at an ear-splitting ...