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Revealed: The best languages to learn in The Netherlands

Expat life in The Netherlands is great. You can walk into an Irish bar and bond with your French and Spanish friends over a German beer and an Italian pizza. In all seriousness though, this is a multicultural country, and learning a foreign language can turbocharge your career here. Sound like a good deal? Internationals…

The Average Salary in the Netherlands

Transplanting your life to another country comes with an incredible amount of changes. Emigration requires quite a lot of adjustment with many things being different from “back home”. Of all the things that you have to adapt to, salary expectations and changes in rates of pay will be top of the list. Everyone loves that…

Top Tips for Starting a Business in the Netherlands

expatica.com Thinking about starting up a business in the Netherlands? If so, have a read of these four quick tips to get you on the right track! Apply for a self-employment visa so you can legally own a business (non EU / EEA Citizens) First off, you’ll need to be legally resident to own and…

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Coming to the Netherlands as an Entrepreneur

For love, for money, for adventure; there are near-infinite reasons why people emigrate nowadays. If you are an entrepreneur or a self-employed person from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland, and are considering moving to the Netherlands, you will be happy to know that there is a whole host of information available to help you…

A tale of two startup cities: Amsterdam and Helsinki

Two cities –Amsterdam and Helsinki – though very different in many ways, have a startup boom in common. From Wired magazine, to Silicon Republic, to EU Startups, the media’s paying attention to Amsterdam’s colossal startup power. Tech Crunch called the city “the world’s high tech start up capital”. Amsterdam comes in sixth of Europe’s startup…

Volunteering in the Netherlands

When many internationals relocate, they find themselves in a new place, knowing few people and, in the case of spouses or partners of those relocated for work, with some extra time on their hands. It can often be intimidating to step out of your comfort zone in a new place but volunteering is a great…

Interview – Starting a Business in the Netherlands

Built on an economy that encourages innovation, with new start-ups popping up every day, it’s no wonder that the Netherlands is enticing to expat entrepreneurs. We spoke to Margot Heesakker-Heintz and Laurens den Ouden from Business.gov.nl to compile this general checklist for new business owners in the Netherlands. Business.gov.nl is the official government website for…