Are you thinking of relocating employees or your company office to the Netherlands? Due to the multilingual nature, international business focus, educated workforce and public transportation, the Netherlands is the perfect place to serve the European market. To make your move as smooth as possible, we have created a complete (company) relocation guide for you.
International destination service provider in Amsterdam
As an Amsterdam based relocation agency we understand what you, your company or employees need to relocate to and integrate into the Netherlands. We offer a wide variety of expat services to make any move as smooth as possible. Get in touch with us, get a free consultation and jumpstart your relocation. Need more information? Download our free relocation playbook.
The relocation process – do your research
Moving to the Netherlands should be stress-free and something to look forward to. But where do you start? Effective planning and absorbing all there is to know about your new destination is vital. Get insights and essential destination information about:
- The (local) housing market
- Registrations and (work) permits
- Taxes and regulations
- Moving and logistics
- The healthcare system
Before you move, you will obviously need to find the right place to live. Or maybe your company needs a new office to work from. It completely depends on which area of the Netherlands you’re moving to in terms of how difficult it is to find the perfect spot.
Are you moving for example to the North of the Netherlands? Prepare yourself to have all the space you want! If you’re moving to Amsterdam, you’ll discover that the amount of available and fitting properties gets smaller. It can be quite challenging to find a home in and around the big city’s of the Netherlands.
- Are you looking for temporary or long term accommodation?
- Are you looking for a property to buy?
- Where do you, your employees or company need to be located?
Need help? Our relocation advisors know the local Dutch property market to a T. Schedule a free consultation with our experts to discuss your needs!
Arrange work permits and visa
For everyone relocating to the Netherlands, in order to get past passport control at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you’ll need to arrange your work permit and visa. You will be able to find all necessary information in our blog about work permits and visas or on the Dutch permits page of the government website.
Moving stuff from A to B
As if moving yourself isn’t hard enough, you’ll also need to move your complete household. That’s why we offer dependable and hassle-free moving services at Jimble. We not only move your stuff from point A to point B, we also develop a customized moving plan that makes your life as easy and secure as possible.
Get to know the Dutch healthcare system
The Dutch healthcare system is divided into three compartments:
- Long-term care for chronic conditions.
- Basic and essential medical care, from GP visits to short-term hospital stays and specialist appointments or procedures.
- Supplementary care (e.g. dental care, physiotherapy, cosmetic procedures).
The first step in healthcare in the Netherlands is to purchase a Dutch healthcare insurance. Everyone in the Netherlands has to purchase at least a base level of insurance and this must be done within the first four months of arrival. The next step is to registrate at a local dentist and a doctors practice.
Childcare and schooling options
Are you or your employees making the move to the Netherlands with kids? The education system in the Netherlands might be different from the one you are used to. It pays to do your homework. Give children the best start in their new home by choosing the right school!
Integration and settling-in the Netherlands
Integrating into a new country can be daunting. Luckily the Netherlands is known for its international minded culture. Rarely will you find someone who doesn’t speak English. Interested in learning the Dutch language or learning everything there is to know about the Dutch culture? There are numerous language classes to choose from.
Let us help you relocate to the Netherlands
Relocating to the Netherlands can be intimidation at first. But no worries, we are here to help. Head over to our relocation services page and learn more. Or get in touch and schedule in a free consultation with one of our experts to discuss your situation. Relocating to the Netherlands has never been easier with Jimble.