personal finances

As you settle into Amsterdam, one of the first steps is getting your personal finances in order. Opening a Dutch bank account is essential. From there, you may want to explore savings accounts, mortgages, investments and other forms of personal finance. There are also many service providers in Amsterdam specialising in financial services for internationals.

Insurance

In the Netherlands, there are many types of insurances to cover all manners of mishaps. Though these insurances are not compulsory, some – like ...

Dutch state pension

The Dutch AOW pension (paid under the National Old Age Pensions Act, AOW) is the basic state pension. As a rule, everyone who has reached the AOW pens...

DigiD

Many official organisations and businesses in the Netherlands require you to use a digital signature called ‘DigiD’ in order to access the...

Child allowance

Everyone who lives or works in the Netherlands has a right to Child Benefit (Kinderbijslag) for children (including step- and foster-children) under t...

How to file your taxes

Seeing that blue envelope from the Belastingdienst (tax office) drop through your mailbox may feel somewhat daunting, but filing your taxes in the Net...

Opening a bank account

To receive your salary and pay expenses you need to open a bank account. You can go to a bank in person, but the majority of banks in the Netherlands ...