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Move to Amsterdam

Get set for a new start in Amsterdam: read on for relocation tips and find out about employment, housing, international schools and more.

Relocating to Amsterdam

Moving to a new city is always an exciting step, and if that city is in a new country it makes it even more adventurous. But Amsterdam makes it easy for newcomers to settle in: a cosmopolitan spirit, rich cultural life and large international community come combined with a compact size to make getting around a breeze. But before you settle in, find out what to consider when preparing the big move. Find tips on housing, employment, international schools and the education system, official matters and more.

Move to Amsterdam

Relocation tips

Settling into Amsterdam life can be relatively straightforward, especially if you plan and arrange as much as you can before relocating. Check out the...

30% tax ruling

The 30% reimbursement ruling (better known as the 30% ruling) is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants moving to the Netherlands for a specific ...

Bringing a pet

Moving your life to a new country is hard enough without leaving your pets behind. Relocation, residency, pet passports and vaccinations. Travelling t...

Relocation agencies

Relocation agencies offer a wide range of services to make your move abroad as easy and pleasant as possible. Below is a handy list of relocation comp...

Moving abroad

If you are moving abroad for at least eight months, you must notify the municipality of Amsterdam no earlier than one month before and no later than f...

Work in Amsterdam

Find out about work and employment opportunities in Amsterdam: job searches, recruitment, starting a business and more.

International schools

The Netherlands is renowned for having a strong, well-balanced education system. This is further bolstered by a host of options for international scho...

Learning Dutch

Learning Dutch not only increases opportunities for employment and study, it also helps to build an easy life as a foreigner and establish connections...

The adjustment cycle

So, you've decided to finally make a move? Good on you – living in another country is usually an exciting and enriching experience. However, moving to...

Dutch education system

The Netherlands is renowned for having a strong, well-balanced education system. From age three or four, children go to primary school for eight years...

Find the right school

The School Finder is a website with information about every school in Amsterdam, at preschool, primary and secondary levels.