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Guide to Working in the Netherlands

Posted by Alex Perez on Jul 10, 2019 3:23:28 PM 1562768608307
Alex Perez

Want to work in a European country that’s famous for its beautiful landscapes and rich history? Here’s our Guide to Working in the Netherlands.


Accommodation – How Much Does It Cost to Live in Holland?

The cost of living will vary across areas of the country and between cities, suburbs and villages. However, here are the average rents and bills to help you plan your budget:

· Single/Couple Rent in Amsterdam – One month’s rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre would cost around 1,538€

· Single/Couple Rent in the Suburbs – One month's rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Amsterdam’s suburbs would be 1,171€

· Monthly Utility Bill for Amsterdam – Utilities for one month for 2 people in an 85m2 flat in the city centre or suburbs would cost around 157€.


Dutch Transport – How to Get Around in Holland?

Excellent Dutch public transport links include a swipe card payment system: the OV-chipkaart is the country’s official transport payment system for the metro, bus and tram.

Short plane journeys also offer easy travel to other countries such as:

· Belgium – Enjoy Bruges canals, Antwerp fashion, decadent chocolate, mussels and chips, belfries and castles, crazy carnivals, the fame of Tintin and Trappist beers.

· Germany – Experience Germany's stunning scenery, intriguing culture, romantic palaces and half-timbered towns.

· UK – Visit Great Britain and Northern Ireland for an historic state packed with pulsing cities, sprawling countryside and a wealth of recent and ancient history.


Why You Should Live in the Netherlands – Things to Do in Holland

· Mauritshuis – Wonder at Dutch and Flemish art housed in a 17thCentury mansion museum

· The Anne Frank Huis – Read Anne’s actual diary at the globally famous site that draws more than one million visitors annually

· Van Gogh Museum – Trace renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh's life and development through the world's largest collection of his work, including both familiar paintings and little-known pieces. 

· Vondelpark – Explore a magical landscape that includes a busy social scene, pristine lawns, ponds with swans, quaint cafes and footbridges.


Want to Know More about Living and Working in the Netherlands?

Download our free Guide to Working in the Netherlands and discover:

· Culture – Explore rich Dutch history, variety of cultures and beautiful landscapes

· Working Culture, Pensions and Tax – Everything you need to know about money matters

· Language – How to say ‘hello’, ‘thank you’ and useful phrases in Dutch.

Download our Guide to Working in the Netherlands.

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