Take a look at some useful links to resources with practical info about working and living in The Netherlands & explore their websites in English!

New to Holland

If you come to the Netherlands to live, work or study, you are likely to have some questions about the arrangements you need to make. This site will guide you to the government organizations you may have to deal with!


Immigration and Naturalisation

Questions on immigration related issues? Visas/permits? Residence questions? Check the English part of the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation (IND) department of the Dutch government.


Working in The Netherlands

Are you planning on moving to The Netherlands and finding a job there? Then it is important that you prepare your stay in The Netherlands carefully. Here you will find details of how to prepare.



If you are looking for a service provider directory with international community feedback, be sure to check out Check-NL! From healthcare to childcare, housing, education and financial service providers listed – it could be a good starting point in your search for the service you need.



Access is a non-profit organisation with great initiatives; it helps international professionals, families and the international community in The Netherlands with resources, advice and support, through its long experience in The Netherlands, its strong volunteer base and involvement in so many different areas that make a difference!


The local governments and cities want to make sure the international professionals living and working in The Netherlands have what they need to be successful in their personal & professional lives! Why not check out their websites and the services/help they provide? The city websites are also a good source of local events & activities!

Expatdesk Amsterdam


The Hague International Centre


Expatdesk Rotterdam 


Expatdesk Utrecht


Expat Centre Leiden


Expatdesk Nijmegen


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