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


The British School of Amsterdam Looks to a Bright Future as It Turns 40

You might be excused for thinking that The British School of Amsterdam (BSA) is solely focused on educating UK-born pupils. But nothing could be further from the truth. The school is truly international, with over 970 pupils of almost 60 nationalities receiving a world-class education in the Dutch capital. The children’s ages run from 3 … 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


New Winford Elementary School in Amsterdam

Winford, the largest provider of private primary education in the Netherlands, will be starting a fully-bilingual primary school program in Amsterdam in September 2019, under the name Winford Bilingual Primary School. The school is an extension of the current Little Universe School (LUS), which until recently was only available to children up to 11 years … 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


Helpling – Household Help Is But One Click Away

How do you go about finding a reliable, discreet and conscientious cleaner, if you don’t speak the language, don’t have a network and need a quick solution? Helpling’s cleaners have been awarded a 4.7 out of 5. They come from various backgrounds, such as homecare or another cleaning organization, their identity has been checked and … Continued