Manage Your Gas and Electricity Supply with Ampeer

Moving to another country can be stressful and time-consuming and the last thing you want to have to worry about is whether your house will have power. Ampeer is a service provider specialised in energy-related services for expats that helps internationals manage their gas and electricity supply, no matter where they settle in the Netherlands. … Continued


The Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)

Moving, Growing, Connecting   The AICS (pronounced ‘ace’): what do we do? The AICS facilitates high-quality, accessible, community-based, international learning for students of all nationalities living in the Netherlands. Our vision is to be a community where learning is at the heart of everything we do. The AICS caters to international families in the Netherlands, … Continued


Dutch Public Health Insurance and How it Works

Everyone living in the Netherlands is obliged to have a health insurance – also highly skilled migrants, expats and foreign students. Although it is mandatory to have health insurance in the Netherlands, there are certain conditions which determine if you are eligible for Dutch public health insurance, or not. In this article we will explain … Continued


Lassus Tandartsen – Your Expat Dentist in Amsterdam

Lassus Tandartsen combines high-quality dentistry and a people-oriented approach to provide you with the best in dental care services. They offer you a wide range of dental treatments, such as general dentistry, dental hygiene, veneers, (invisible) braces, implantology, endodontics and more. Lassus Tandartsen is open seven days a week, including evening hours, and has a multilingual practice that … Continued


NEMO

Humania: About Head, Heart and Body Have you ever rolled through a hugging machine? French kissed with giant tongues? Or used an aging machine to see what you will look like in 20 years’ time? In the brand-new Humania exhibition at NEMO in Amsterdam, you can discover how your own head, heart and body work … Continued


Helpling – Household Help Is But One Click Away

If you have come to live here and find yourself on the road or in the office all day – or if the thought of tackling those heaps of dust, cobwebs, mud tracks or sticky stove tops gives you a headache – then the time has come to find someone to help you with your … Continued


Exciting Summer Days at NEMO Science Museum

In the biggest science museum of the Netherlands, visitors of all ages can discover how fun and fascinating science can be by trying out everything themselves. This summer you can do even more at NEMO. The museum will be bike-themed, thanks to the Brilliant Bicycles summer programme with special workshops and exhibitions. For the ultimate … Continued


Capturing Time and Beauty

Robert van Hall is a portrait photographer whose works go far beyond putting his clients on a stool and having them plaster on their prettiest smile as their eyes glaze over. Robert is inspired by the classic lighting and settings used by the painters of the Golden Age. “I love the play of light and … Continued


Interior Decorating: From the First Moment of Magic to the Last Drop of Reality

One of the joys of moving to a new country is the opportunity to create a new home from scratch. All those times you’ve dreamed about creating your perfect home… Well, now is your chance. Of course, you don’t have to actually move in order to change the look of your home. Perhaps you’re just … Continued


Banking in the Netherlands

The BSN, the Burgerservicenummer or Citizen Service Number, is a unique personal number that everyone in the Netherlands must have. It is something like what in other countries is referred to as a Social Security Number, Citizen Service Number, or Social Fiscal Number. Launched by the government in 2007 to streamline communication between Dutch residents … Continued


Enjoy the Best Health Care in Europe

By Pim Bouwmeester   When you move to the Netherlands, you are coming to live in a country that is widely-recognized for its excellent health care system. One reason why the Dutch health care system is rated so high for quality is because it is widely and easily accessible. With over 150 acute care facilities … Continued


Little Star Fitness

If you happen to stroll through Vondelpark near Emmalaan on a Saturday morning, you will probably hear the sounds of children laughing and running around, soaking up the sunshine whilst they learn about and develop their sporting skills. This is Little Star Fitness, the hottest craze that both parents and children are loving right now. … Continued