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Feeling at home: a video introduction to the Netherlands

Moving countries can be stressful, with a lot of new customs to learn and processes to get used to before you feel properly settled. Our Feeling at Home videos aim to give you an introduction to the Dutch way of life and to building a community in the Netherlands.

1. The Netherlands, an Overview

The Netherlands, an Overview

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Click to watch the video above and get introduced to the way of life in the Netherlands. Next to bikes and waterways, learn about the country’s passion for equality, innovation and building a truly global community.

2. The Dutch Way of Living

The Dutch Way of Living

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Click the video to find out the secret to the famed Dutch work-life balance! From raising kids to recharging your batteries, learn how to find that optimum way of life.

3. The Dutch Values

The Dutch Values

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Watch the video to find out what it takes to feel at home in a new country. Discover the values at the core of Dutch society and the markers of respect and social responsibility that you and your neighbours can expect from each other.

4. The Dutch Way of Socializing

The Dutch Way of Socializing

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Click on the video to find out more about the Dutch way of socializing. Dutch people cherish their close-knit circles, but that doesn’t mean they’re not open to making new friends. Hear top tips for meeting new people, ideas for bonding activities, and learn the basic customs for attending dinner parties and birthday celebrations.

5. The Dutch Way of Working

The Dutch Way of Working

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Watch the video to find out about the Dutch work environment. It’s well known that Dutch people work to live, not the other way around. But what skills do you need to thrive in the workplace and get along with your Dutch colleagues? In short: forget hierarchy.

6. The Dutch Healthcare System – Part 1

The Dutch Healthcare system - Part 1

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This video covers healthcare. The Dutch healthcare system is among the world’s best. Check out our top tips for accessing healthcare in the Netherlands, what to expect from your doctor, and how best to communicate your concerns with healthcare professionals.

7. The Dutch Healthcare System – Part 2

The Dutch Healthcare System - Part 2

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In this video you will learn more about the Dutch healthcare system, from taking care of your emotional well-being to what to expect when you're expecting. 

8. The Dutch Way of Learning

The Dutch Way of Learning

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If you’re staying in the Netherlands for a while, you’ll find more international children are attending Dutch schools. Learn how the education system can help your children gain confidence in a new environment in this video.

For more information, download the Press Toolkit: Feeling at home in the Netherlands (32MB).