New to the Netherlands and …

  • Not sure about legal obligations & reliable service providers?
  • Struggling to find your way & complete Dutch (application) forms?
  • Looking for assistance to help settle your family & enjoy local life?
  • Experiencing difficulties with do’s & don’ts in your new (work) environment?

Call Monique directly on: +31 (0)6 497 68 628 or e-mail to:

Living abroad can be an exciting adventure but at the same time challenging, as you will have to get your life organised and understand the workings of different Dutch systems and procedures. Upon arrival many relocation tasks need to be completed, incl. lots of forms for registration purposes, utilities and insurances. You are also required to apply for local health care, but how to find a reputable health insurance company and register with a local GP or dentist?

Even after living here for a number of years, you might need some local assistance due to changes in your personal circumstances, such as: buying a house, starting a new job or changing family circumstances (marriage, pregnancy, children who need to go to school, etc.).

Amstel Expats local support packages are ideally suited to help you with such issues and queries.

Since most Dutch people speak English, many internationals expect the Netherlands to be easy to settle into. They are surprised to learn that it can be difficult and time-consuming to find your way locally.

At Amstel Expats, we understand the importance of having a local sparring partner, someone who knows how things work in the Netherlands.

Our partner network includes: housing agents, utility companies (G/W/E), internet, TV & phone providers, mortgage advisor, notary, short term accommodation, health insurers, banks, tax advisors, car rentals, pet care services, moving companies, international schools, language schools, expat clubs, sports & leisure activities and more. We also identify suitable medical care in your local area.

In order to help you when you need us most, these local support packages include flexible contact options, so we can provide you with the right information at the right time. For more detailed information on each of these support packages, incl. contents, pricing and additional services: VIEW MORE…

Still abroad and struggling with lots of questions?

Our support already starts before you move over! We look forward to helping you on your way by discussing your personal situation during a free half hour SKYPE-call. Alternatively, you can opt for our International Preparation Package to ensure a flying start.

International Preparation Package:

  1. Initial assessment based on the completed client detail form
  2. Skype advice session (45 minutes) to discuss your personal query
  3. Follow-up e-mail with more local information & links to help with your preparations

Package price: €81,50, i.e. total price including 21% Dutch sales tax/VAT: €99,00.

Not here just by yourself? The critical success factor is a well-settled partner & children.

Bringing over a partner and/or family might cause extra concerns, as you are looking to ensure they settle easily into their new surroundings. Especially when children are involved, getting things done in time is vital, e.g. children from the age of 5 are legally obliged to go to school and should attend their new school a.s.a.p. Fortunately, the Amsterdam region hosts good schools, lots of sports facilities and it is easy to get around, particularly if you dare to cycle!

Being the accompanying partner, you might not to have a job (yet). When the initial excitement about your move calms down, a feeling of isolation might occur. To avoid this classic relocation dip, it is important to build a new social network and look into your own opportunities for work/other activities. At Amstel Expats, we understand the adjustment process you are likely to go through and support you reaching your personal goals.

As a working expat, you will meet new colleagues, who are often quite happy to help you with general questions, but what about the more confidential issues you have to deal with? Our support packages ensure you have an experienced and trustworthy contact person to assist you. In addition to more official matters, we also provide information on social & leisure activities in your local area.

Amstel Expats provides a listening ear and local support to all family members involved, so that everyone keeps his/her spirits up and enjoys life in the Netherlands.

Call Monique directly on: +31 (0)6 497 68 628 or send your e-mail to: