Dear candidate,

We understand that sometimes it’s hard and confusing to start a new life in a different country. We created this brochure in order for you to read all the useful information. Hope you’ll enjoy reading our short info about The Netherlands.

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1. Airports:

– The largest airport by far is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which is one of the largest in Europe. Smaller airports with scheduled passenger service are Rotterdam The Hague Airport (formerly known as Zestienhoven), Groningen Airport Eelde, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport.

2. List of rental agencies and websites:

– Directwonen.nl
– Kamernet.nl
– Domica.nl
– Perfecthousing.com
– Netherlandsrentals.net
– Pararuis.com

3. Registration at Gemeente:

– To register in the Netherlands for the first time you need to personally register at the Gemeente desk. You can make an appointement by phone. They will expain you what you will need when you come to their office. The most important documents will be: your valid passport or ID, residence permit, birth certificate and IND.

4. What is a BSN number and why it is important?

– The Burgerservicenummer (BSN) is a unique personal number issued to everyone registered with the Basisregistratie Personen, the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system, applying for benefits, buying a car and announcing a change of address, to name a few examples.

5. What is the best option for me when it comes to transportation?

– Get an OV Chipkaart! This is the cheapest option for everywhere in The Netherlands. You can have a look on their website, and just pick the best option for you (monthly card, one-line card, etc.).


6. Cost of living:


7. There are many websites for expats that provide info for any topic:

– http://www.expatmobile.nl/expat-websites/

8. On this link, you can find a list of some useful apps for expats:

– https://www.iamexpat.nl/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/10-useful-apps-expats-living-netherlands

9. What about the fun in The Netherlands?!

From amusment parks, to beautiful restaurants and museums, you can find almost everything that your mind can think of. There are many websites that provide info about the fun things in The Netherlads.


10. And last but not least… You will eat fantastic food!


Don’t forget, if you have any questions or doubts just let us know. WKL Team wishes you good luck!