Watch out! No trains will run to and from The Hague this weekend (and the next)

If you're intending to take the train to or from The Hague this weekend (March 2 and 3), let's just say that you may want to take a rain-check on...

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Rental deposits in the Netherlands: how to get your cash back

Getting your rental deposit back in the Netherlands should be pretty straightforward. But, alas, landlords are not always the fairy godmothers we wished they would be. So, what can you do in the Netherlands...

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The Dutch integration (inburgering) exam: the ultimate guide

If you need to take the Dutch inburgering (integration) exams, congrats! You’re about to go on a whirlwind adventure.  But fear not, young Dutchie-to-be: the inburgering process is challenging but far from impossible.  This guide will...

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Rental deposits in the Netherlands: how to get your cash back

Getting your rental deposit back in the Netherlands should be pretty straightforward. But, alas, landlords are not always the fairy godmothers we wished...

Everything you need to know about anti-squatting in the Netherlands (aka ‘antikraak’)

Squatting and crime are not things you see much of in the Netherlands compared to other countries, although they do exist. Anti-squatting initiatives...

11 Dutch jokes to make you sound like a local

There are many things about life in the Netherlands that you’re going to have to embrace if you truly want to integrate. We’d...

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Mobile phones and SIM cards in the Netherlands: ultimate 2024 guide

Moving to the Netherlands offers a number of challenges: from navigating the housing crisis to registering yourself — and you've beat them all!...

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