resources

There is a wide variety of resources to help you get settled into Amsterdam life, from English-language media to the Expatcenter’s very own ‘My First Month’ booklet. Explore the vast array of resources that will help you with housing, finances, work and other important official matters.

Emergencies & helplines

Depending on the emergency, options include calling the central emergency number 112, taking the victim to the A&E department or a nearby hospital, or...

Highly skilled migrants

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has developed an entry procedure specifically for highly skilled migrants or ‘knowledge migrants’ via...

Residence permit

Depending on your nationality, you may require a residence and work permit if you want to live and work in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the Netherlands. ...

Bringing a pet

Find out all you need to know about taking your pet along on the move to Amsterdam, from relocation to pet passports and vaccinations.

Move to Amsterdam in 7 steps

Settling into Amsterdam life can be relatively straightforward, especially if you plan and arrange as much as you can before relocating. Check out the...

Find the right school

Wherever you live in the Amsterdam Area, you can find a wide variety of high-quality schools, at preschool, primary and secondary levels.

Insurance

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

DigiD

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