Welcome to Holland - The Netherlands
Netherlands - or Holland?
Many people think that “Holland” and “Netherlands” mean the same thing. Even within the country, you may hear locals saying “Holland” when referring to the whole country. Technically, however, that is not correct. The country as a whole is called the Netherlands. It consists of twelve provinces; two of these provinces make up the Holland region, split into North and South Holland (Noord- and Zuid-Holland).
The widespread colloquial use of “Holland” as a term for the country as a whole originated in the 17th century, when Holland was the most influential of the Dutch provinces. The Holland region still represents a sizeable share of the population; the three largest cities in the Netherlands are located here - Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague (Den Haag). Therefore, “Holland” remains synonymous with “the Netherlands” for many people.
A a newcomer in Holland (or in any country) your life and work will run much smoother if you properly organize your finances, accommodation, insurances, access to government service etc...
Of course, all this newcomer administration can be a little confusing. So, in order to help you get used to living in Holland, we have provided a list of the key items/resources/services you will need in Holland. You can find these below.
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Need career coaching for you or your spouse to find the right job also before coming to the Netherlands. Thinking about a career change!? Not sure which education to pursue? The Dutch labor market allows the creativity to focus on your full potential, regardless of you previous career? Finding a job abroad is not always easy, particularly if you do not know the language. We support you comprehensively with the Dutch labour market: from career assistance to improvement of your CV, and workshops and seminars.
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Outplacement Support for Non-Dutch speakers
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CV & LinkedIn Check
We create an eye-catching CV and a professional Linkedin Profile to help enhance your personal brand and make an outstanding first impression.
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Banking in the Netherlands
You can find a list and description of the Expat Centers in the Netherlands.
Housing and Relocation
Check the Housing & Relocation and companies in the Netherlands
Check Health Insurances in The Netherlands
Language Schools in the Netherlands
One of the best ways to integrate into a new country and to get ahead in the work-place is for you to learn the local language. Please visit this page to find a list and description of local language schools and resources.
See the catalogue of Language schools in the Netherlands.
Legal Advice and Legal Employment Advice
You are in a new country and you need to obey the laws of the land and of your work place and you need to know your rights. We have compiled a list of legal support resources covering all the key areas of law that may affect you and
Check for Legal support.
Taxes for expats
This is another crucial area to consider. If you get it wrong, you can generate unnecessary tax liabilities but if you get it right you can minimize tax and save money. For example, Holland offers a generous tax break to foreigners called the 30% ruling, but you must take the right steps to qualify for it.
You can find a list of Tax advisors.