Here you can find out more about the how to get dental care in the Netherlands and what happens when you need specialist work done on your teeth.
Since 2006 there is no distinction between private and public healthcare in the Netherlands. All practitioners are part of the public system, including dentists.
Dentists working in general practice provide almost all dentistry in the Netherlands. A large proportion of the Dutch people have registered with dentists as should you.
The Dutch love their healthcare system. It is quick and efficient and has a great reputation.
It is a well oiled and modern system where all the parts seem to work together with ease. The non-Dutch find it hard work sometimes to get more than aspirin from their doctor, which sometimes shows people used to healthcare systems in France and Italy for instance.
Getting around the city…and farther afield…
Transort in Amsterdam. Of course, the iconic bicycle is the form of transport most associated with the Netherlands and in Amsterdam you can clearly see that it is the default mode of transport. Here we will look at all the other methods for getting around the city and the country.
Try to talk to parents if you get the chance. They will willingly let you know what they think about the schools where their kids are being educated. Be aware that opinions will differ wildly too…so ask quite a few parents. There is one unifying opinion though….the Dutch school system is very highly considered and above all, it’s (almost) free. With Amsterdam’s growing population, new schools are opening all the time and existing schools have been expanding to accommodate the growing demand.
Mortgage advice for expats – Get your ducks in order. It’s a process.
Mortgage advice for expats – The good news is that financial institutions are much more open to lending to expats than they used to be. Yes there will be costs involved, but getting a mortgage and being a homeowner makes so much sense on every level. Renting is dead money and you do not own the asset. Arranging the mortgage and buying a home is the way to go, even in what seems an expensive housing market. Interest rates are still at historical lows too.
Getting a mortgage is a process. If you respect the process and are reasonably well organised you will reach your goal. Like any Dutch person, you can do the process on your own, however a lot of the process is in Dutch, so it will be smoother if you use a mortgage adviser. Expat Mortgages has refined the process into 7 easy steps.
If you’re tired of flushing your money down the toilet every month (renting an apartment) then being the shrewd individual that you are, you’re probably thinking about buying a property. If that’s the case, then this article is definitely for you. Learn about what’s involved in buying a property in the Netherlands from a real estate agent that has been helping expats buy homes in the Netherlands for over 16 years.Read More
There are so many great things to do and see in Amsterdam. Sure, there are the tacky ones. all your friends might imagine you are going to coffee shops and wandering around the red light, but that is just a facile misconception, right ? Work will take up a large part of your week, but in the evenings and at the weekends you will have a huge choice of things to do to occupy your time.Read More