Practical tips for life in Amsterdam
As a local in Amsterdam, there are several procedures that you will need to take care of. Some of these, such as registration and setting up health insurance, are required of everyone. Here you will find a comprehensive guide to visas, permits, documentation and financial matters, along with special procedures in place for EU citizens and highly skilled migrants. For official information from the city of Amsterdam, visit its website.
Essentials for residents
Get information on registering with the municipality (gemeente) for a short or long stay in Amsterdam.
Those visiting the Netherlands for a short period of time may need a visa. Here's how to apply.
Delve into our guide to get answers to all the important questions for EU citizens living in the Netherlands.
Get to know the benefits of the 30% reimbursement ruling for highly skilled migrants and see if the tax advantage applies to you.
Familiarise yourself on the Immigration and Naturalisation Service's entry procedure for highly skilled migrants.
Learn the latest on document authentication, certificates, sworn statements and how to get an extract from the municipality.
If you leave the Netherlands for eight months or more, you need to notify the municipality by completing the deregistration process.
Municipal services in Amsterdam
Get to grips with the many municipal services offered at Amsterdam's various City Offices.
Get informed on the work and residence permits you may require in order to work and live in the Netherlands.
Find out about Amsterdam's official one-stop shop for international companies, highly skilled migrants, entrepreneurs, graduates and more.