Living in the Netherlands

What's it like to live in the Netherlands? What can I expect when I arrive? How does the public transport work? Get answers to these questions. And much more about living in the Netherlands.


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About the Netherlands
The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is a country in Western Europe. It borders Germany and Belgium. Althou…
Arrival in the Netherlands
This page gives you practical info about your arrival in the Netherlands. Have any specific questions after re…
Government
When living in the Netherlands, you need a citizen service number (BSN). This number is important for all your…
Insurances
Health insurance is the most important insurance you need to arrange. Other useful insurances are liability in…
Public transport
The Netherlands has excellent public transport. In the Nijmegen and Arnhem area you can get almost everywhere …
Working
The rules on working depend on your nationality. Are you from the EU/EEA? Then you are free to work in the Net…
Useful addresses
Need to find a GP, dentist or pharmacy? Want to register at your local municipality? Or need help from a stude…
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