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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...

Renting a Property and “Administration Costs”

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...

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...

Statiegeld (deposit) on Bottles

If you buy a large plastic bottle of drink, a beer bottle or a crate of beer, then the chances are that when you come to the checkout you’ll get charged more than you...

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,...

Babbel Dutch Review – For Beginners

In my quest to learn Dutch I have paid for precisely two pieces of software. The first was memrise,  which is perfectly fine in it’s free version but I felt like supporting it. The second is Babbel. Babbel cost...