I amsterdam's Local portal is your English-language hub for learning about life in the city, whether you're moving to Amsterdam, newly arrived or an established citizen. Here you can look up official information for expats about permits, registration, visas, the 30% tax ruling and news from the City of Amsterdam and Expatcenter. It's also a great place to learn more about working in Amsterdam, explore study opportunities, find out about housing and healthcare, or to explore the cultural offerings in the city. All in all, it's a place to help you make the most of living in Amsterdam.
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The Dutch police are investigating several claims involving fraudsters posing as the IND and demanding payments for alleged issues with residency documents.
The Dutch healthcare system has been lauded in an international survey by the Commonwealth Fund thinktank, which compares the standard of healthcare in 11 Western countries.
If you live in an Amsterdam city district or neighbourhood that relies on waste collection rather than ground containers for refuse, please keep in mind that collection schedules may be affected by the public holidays over the Christmas period.