legal

In a new country, it is always especially hard to get your head around administrative and legal issues such as permits, rights and duties, certificates, insurances, personal finances and so forth. Thankfully, there are plenty of handy overviews as well as links and information about where you can find out more.

Severance pay

In the case where the court has been asked to terminate a contract, they will also decide whether a severance payment should be given and if so, for w...

Employment law & benefits

Dutch employment law offers a high degree of protection for employees. In addition, if you find yourself out of a job but still living in the Netherla...

Documents & certificates

Find out the latest on document authentication, certificates (marriage, birth, death) sworn statements and how to get an extract from the municipality...

DigiD

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

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...

Buying property in Amsterdam

If you’re planning on staying in the Amsterdam region for three years or more, then one option may be to buy a property. Despite strong competit...

Rental deposits in Amsterdam

When renting accommodation in the Amsterdam region, it is typical that landlords require a deposit from the prospective tenant. The standard amount is...