official matters

If you’re new to living in Amsterdam, you’re likely to have to sort through a few bureaucratic issues. The necessary whos, whats and hows of living in Amsterdam are collected on these pages. They contain all the practical information you'll need: from registering a birth through arranging healthcare to taking care of a work permit. 


Living

I amsterdam's Living portal is the English-language hub for learning about life in the Amsterdam Area, whether you're moving to the city region, newl...

Official matters

Organise visas, permits, registration, driving licences and other essential procedures for becoming a new resident in Amsterdam. 

Documents & certificates

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

Dutch Healthcare System FAQ

Dutch healthcare is among the very best in the world, with people having access to the most advanced treatments and preventative care. Below is a list...

Health insurance

Everyone residing in the Netherlands is obliged to take out health insurance, even if you are only living and working in the country temporarily. Find...

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...