Author: How Holland Works

Getting an OV Chipkaart (travel card)

If you’re making several journeys on public transport, then sooner or later you’re going to want to get an OV Chipkaart. There’s a surcharge on every paper ticket for the chip in the ticket,...

Finding Housing in the Netherlands

Expat Warning: How Holland Works strongly advises AGAINST using the property sections of sites like IAMEXPAT.NL, who knowingly continue to display listings from agents they are aware charge tenants illegal costs. Stay safe and...

Registering in the Netherlands as an EU citizen

Hurrah! You’ve accomplished the practically impossible and found somewhere to live in the Netherlands. Despite the fact that you’re clearly of superior intellect, have advanced negotiation skills, and are now familiar with just about...

About this site

It’s “gezellig” here in the Netherlands, but boy do they like their paperwork. I’ve been here for a while now and, despite the fact that I’m from the UK (which is very similar), I’ve...