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Moving to the Netherlands, the beginning of a great adventure. Getting used to the Dutch and their direct way of communicating might take some time. But after a while, you'll surely come to appreciate the spontaneity and openness of the Dutch. It's easy to make contact with people here and they'll generally be interested in other people and are happy to help you. Another bonus is that almost everyone speaks English.

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Your move to the Netherlands

Moving to a different country can feel exciting and overwhelming. We're happy to help you get started, so you don't have to worry. Simply answer a couple of simple questions based on your personal preferences and put together your personal plan for moving to the Netherlands.

Information for a warm landing

Housing

Can I live in a windmill?

There's a lot to consider when buying a house in the Netherlands as an expat, and it can be overwhelming. You probably have many questions: like what is the housing market like? Which Dutch regulations and legislation apply? Your home experts are ready to help you on your way.

Housing in the Netherlands

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A home can be an attractive proposition, even if you won't be living in the Netherlands permanently. Monthly mortgage repayments may be lower than what you are charged in rent and you even may enjoy tax benefits.

Kids

Will my kids wear wooden shoes?

Your children are the most previous things in your life. You want them to feel at home in their new environment. That's why we have some information to help you get started. Like finding the right school, fun stuff to do with kids, tips for allowance.

Get a headstart for your kids, by giving them their own bank account. At ABN AMRO this is called a Young Person's Growth Account. You decide what your child can and cannot do with this bank account. 

Schooling, sports pocketmoney...

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Every country does things a little differently. If you’re going to be raising a child in the Netherlands, it’s useful to know what these things are. Did you know, for instance, that you get child benefit for your child in the Netherlands? And did you know that children hand out treats at school on their birthday?

Transport

I want to ride my bicycle

The Dutch are born on a bicycle. With its flat landscape and short distances, the Netherlands is the perfect country for cycling. So preferably, the Dutch get around on their bikes. Although public transport is popular as well. You can also drive yourself by car. Read our tips and find out what kind of transport suits you best in different types of situations. 

Getting around in The Netherlands

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Most Dutch people prefer to get around by bicycle, either a regular bike or an e-bike. If they need to travel further afield, they go by train or bus. Some cities also have a tram or metro. For public transport you need an OV-chipkaart, which is like a credit card that you can use in the bus, tram, train and metro. You can buy an OV-chipkaart at a vending machine, and even personalize it, which will make you even more Dutch!

Culture

Who are those Dutchies?

Dutch are more direct than people in most other countries. This can take a bit of getting used to. But you'll surely learn to appreciate it. Food culture? Say cheese! And don't forget to try stroopwafels and bitterballs. They taste better than they sound. And is ice skating really a daily means of transportation for Dutchies?

The Dutch way of life

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The Netherlands' location in the heart of Europe, its large seaport and airport, excellent infrastructure and high standard of living, make the country attractive for expats. Get to know us, it might even be fun.

Finance

Do the Dutch still pay with flowerbulbs?

The Dutch have a reputation for being money minded. But did you know that the Dutch don't consider themselves cheap? They're actually proud of their frugal habits. Going Dutch and splittin the bill with Tikkie is normal. Dutchies have always learned to save some money for a rainy day. Almost every Dutch person had a savings account. 

Your finances in the Netherlands

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If you are coming to the Netherlands to live and work, bear in mind that you will have to comply with financial laws and regulations that may differ from those in your home country. The price of a home and your daily groceries is also likely to be different from what you are used to in your home country. Want to find out what living expenses to expect when moving to the Netherlands to live and work?

Paperwork

Get Netherlanded like a flying Dutchman

Kari: 'And then we moved here... The land of the windmills, the wooden shoes, the tulips, the legal marihuana and the 20 million bikes. And the cold. Oh yes, the cold.' 

Lorena: 'I have decided to move abroad alone, to Utrecht 10 years ago, and here are my thoughts and experiences.'

The first steps for your life here

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As much as the expats life gives you excitement and joy, it brings you challenging moments as well. How to find friends, you favorite foods and a doctor? Luckily, you're not alone.

Information for a warm landing

Housing

Can I live in a windmill?

There's a lot to consider when buying a house in the Netherlands as an expat, and it can be overwhelming. You probably have many questions: like what is the housing market like? Which Dutch regulations and legislation apply? Your home experts are ready to help you on your way.

Housing in the Netherlands

ABN AMRO

A home can be an attractive proposition, even if you won't be living in the Netherlands permanently. Monthly mortgage repayments may be lower than what you are charged in rent and you even may enjoy tax benefits.

Kids

Will my kids wear wooden shoes?

Your children are the most previous things in your life. You want them to feel at home in their new environment. That's why we have some information to help you get started. Like finding the right school, fun stuff to do with kids, tips for allowance.

Get a headstart for your kids, by giving them their own bank account. At ABN AMRO this is called a Young Person's Growth Account. You decide what your child can and cannot do with this bank account. 

Schooling, sports pocketmoney...

ABN AMRO

Every country does things a little differently. If you’re going to be raising a child in the Netherlands, it’s useful to know what these things are. Did you know, for instance, that you get child benefit for your child in the Netherlands? And did you know that children hand out treats at school on their birthday?

Transport

I want to ride my bicycle

The Dutch are born on a bicycle. With its flat landscape and short distances, the Netherlands is the perfect country for cycling. So preferably, the Dutch get around on their bikes. Although public transport is popular as well. You can also drive yourself by car. Read our tips and find out what kind of transport suits you best in different types of situations. 

Getting around in The Netherlands

ABN AMRO

Most Dutch people prefer to get around by bicycle, either a regular bike or an e-bike. If they need to travel further afield, they go by train or bus. Some cities also have a tram or metro. For public transport you need an OV-chipkaart, which is like a credit card that you can use in the bus, tram, train and metro. You can buy an OV-chipkaart at a vending machine, and even personalize it, which will make you even more Dutch!

Culture

Who are those Dutchies?

Dutch are more direct than people in most other countries. This can take a bit of getting used to. But you'll surely learn to appreciate it. Food culture? Say cheese! And don't forget to try stroopwafels and bitterballs. They taste better than they sound. And is ice skating really a daily means of transportation for Dutchies?

The Dutch way of life

ABN AMRO

The Netherlands' location in the heart of Europe, its large seaport and airport, excellent infrastructure and high standard of living, make the country attractive for expats. Get to know us, it might even be fun.

Finance

Do the Dutch still pay with flowerbulbs?

The Dutch have a reputation for being money minded. But did you know that the Dutch don't consider themselves cheap? They're actually proud of their frugal habits. Going Dutch and splittin the bill with Tikkie is normal. Dutchies have always learned to save some money for a rainy day. Almost every Dutch person had a savings account. 

Your finances in the Netherlands

ABN AMRO

If you are coming to the Netherlands to live and work, bear in mind that you will have to comply with financial laws and regulations that may differ from those in your home country. The price of a home and your daily groceries is also likely to be different from what you are used to in your home country. Want to find out what living expenses to expect when moving to the Netherlands to live and work?

Paperwork

Get Netherlanded like a flying Dutchman

Kari: 'And then we moved here... The land of the windmills, the wooden shoes, the tulips, the legal marihuana and the 20 million bikes. And the cold. Oh yes, the cold.' 

Lorena: 'I have decided to move abroad alone, to Utrecht 10 years ago, and here are my thoughts and experiences.'

The first steps for your life here

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As much as the expats life gives you excitement and joy, it brings you challenging moments as well. How to find friends, you favorite foods and a doctor? Luckily, you're not alone.

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Bank account

Manage your day-to-day banking easily and securely. Making transfers or setting alerts to notify you when your salary has been paid into your bank account: our award-winning ABN AMRO app makes it all easy.

Insurance

The Netherlands is the most insured country in Europe. It is quite normal to take out multiple insurance policies. Some insurances are even mandatory. You will get personal assistance and your claims will be handled promptly.

Do you have a question about our products or services?

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Call us

Are you an expat living in the Netherlands? Please contact us at 0900 - 00 24 or +31 10 241 17 20 (normal call rates apply).

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:30. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • Take into account a waiting time
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Make an appointment

Our International Clients Desk teams are happy to help you with any question about your products. Book an appointment with an adviser at no additional cost.

Do you have a question about our products or services?

ABN AMRO

Call us

Are you an expat living in the Netherlands? Please contact us at 0900 - 00 24 or +31 10 241 17 20 (normal call rates apply).

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:30. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • Take into account a waiting time
ABN AMRO

Make an appointment

Our International Clients Desk teams are happy to help you with any question about your products. Book an appointment with an adviser at no additional cost.