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Dutch Goverment decided to keep the 30% tax ruling.

Good news for everyone enjoying the 30% tax ruling. The Dutch government decided not scrap this ruling. But to cap the max amount. The 30% ruling, which gives claimants the right to 30% of their salary tax free, will now only apply to a maximum of €216,000 in gross income, so that people...

Explore Amsterdam with the I amsterdam City Card

The I amsterdam City Card offers you a unique way to explore Amsterdam. You get access to all major highlights and more than 70 museums, city-wide public transport, a canal cruise and bicycle rent. Major benefits are that you can save money and get exclusive discounts at restaurants, attractions...

My experience having my first baby in The Netherlands

Hello, my name is Blanca I am a Spaniard living in the Netherlands and member of the Expat Guide Team and here I’m going to share with you my experience having my first baby in The Netherlands. The first thing that I have to say is how supported we felt by our midwife right from...

Is speaking Dutch really that hard?

Is Dutch really hard? If you ask Dutch people, then chances are high that you’ll hear a full resounding yes! It seems that somehow Dutch people like the fact that their language must be so hard to master. It is also an idea that is very popular among people that try to learn Dutch. So, it...

Amsterdam trying to stop investors buying cheap housing

Amsterdam city council plans to stop investors buying up cheaper properties and renting them out, when new legislation comes into force in January. New housing chief Jakob Wedemeijer plans to bring in the ban as soon as possible for the entire city. It would mean investors could not buy any...

Dutch inflation hits 3.8%, fuel and gas prices soar

The annual rate of inflation in the Netherlands reached 3.8% in October, just below the eurozone average of 4.1%, according to new calculations by European statistics agency Eurostat. The figures are still preliminary and will be finalised next week, Eurostat said on Friday. A...

Housing rents nearing all-time highs as new expats arrive

Rental prices in the Vrije Sector (unregulated housing sector) are nearing all-time highs again after dropping for the past year, according to the latest quarterly report by housing platform Pararius. On average rents for new contracts were up 2.5% year on year and rose in all...

UK based companies looking to The Netherlands post Brexit

British companies are increasingly looking at the Netherlands in their search for ways to continue to serve their customers in the European Union now that the United Kingdom has officially left it. They are opening branches in the Netherlands, or outsourcing logistics or tax services to Dutch...

Snap the city & learn Dutch

Improve your Dutch skills while taking photos with your smartphone.Wouldn’t it be nice to combine learning a new language with doing something you love, like taking pictures? That’s exactly what we will do! Our smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. You may...

In touch with the Dutch – Interview

How do internationals manage finding their way, tackle challenges and create their life in a new hometown? The first in this series of interviews is with Graziella and Sylvain, who recently moved to Amsterdam with their two kids.   Hello there! What...