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


A Themed Approach

Step Into the World of Zein International Childcare Any good pedagogue will tell you that children learn through exploration and discovery, and at Zein International Childcare, this forms one of the cornerstones of their approach to Early Childhood care and development. The first few years of a child’s life play a crucial role in long-term … 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


SwimKids

The Bilingual Swim School in The Hague Over the past decade, SwimKids has grown from a modest initiative, with an individual Instructor giving private one-off lessons, into the most established, well-known and respected swim school for expat and bilingual children in the Hague and Scheveningen area. In the process of doing so, it has gained … 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


Exciting Developments at AICS

AICS will be going through many exciting developments over the next few years. Their main location, which is currently based at the World Trade Centre, will move to A.J. Ernststraat, Buitenveldert towards the end of 2021. A large, spacious building has been designed, which incorporates the school’s values – including community, enquiry-based learning, areas for … Continued