Expat The Netherlands News

Latest 10 news items tagged The Netherlands

16 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Unemployed expats hoping they’ll find new jobs in the Netherlands

Dutch media are now reporting on the plight of expat professional residents who’ve lost their jobs. Concentrating on the situations now being experienced by highly-skilled expat incomers and students at Dutch universities, the media is exposing their visa situations once they lose their jobs as well as citing their struggles to maintain employment. Those who don’t succeed have just three short months to find new employment before they’re forced to leave the country, with the international community now experiencing fear on a...
28 May at 6 PM 2020

Japan offers visa extensions and free accommodation to trapped expats

Japan is offering free accommodation to trapped foreign students and stranded expatriates. As in other countries worldwide, Japan now has a large number of expats trapped in the country since international borders were closed and lockdowns imposed. Luckily for foreigners now struggling financially, the tradition of Japanese hospitality is far from dead, as many hotels and universities are opening their doors for free stays until the crisis abates. One of Kanazawa’s popular tourist hotels, the Kaname Inn Tatemachi, is now...
11 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in the Netherlands in favour of government coronavirus rulings

Most expats in the Netherlands remain positive over the government’s reaction to coronavirus. The results of a Dutch media-led survey show some 70 per cent of expats in the Netherlands are largely in favour of the government’s measures against the coronavirus pandemic. Even so, a good number of respondents found certain aspects of its response could well be called into question, including the all-important approach to testing and the wearing of masks. Over half of expat professionals who took part in the survey gave the...
30 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expats trapped in the Netherlands welcome Engish language podcasts

Podcasts are the latest local delight for expats in the Netherlands. For expats feeling isolated, lonely and depressed due to the anti-socialising rules of the virus's unprecedented threat to normal life, podcasts in the Netherlands are providing welcome relief. For non-Dutch speakers, they’re the best way to keep in touch with up-to-date news on the government’s attempts to limit the pandemic, as well as a good way to stay informed about the more enjoyable aspects of living in this quirky country. Dutch News is recommended for...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Expats settling in Amsterdam should consider property purchase

If you’re either heading for the Netherlands or deciding to stay on, buying a house can be complicated, but it’s all worthwhile in the long term. Amsterdam is a particular favourite for expat professionals, but renting or buying a property can be complicated for new arrivals. The city’s real estate market is hectic nowadays, possibly because of the huge increase in expat arrivals, with rentals being snapped up even although they’re overpriced. As a result, advice for new arrivals includes Airbnb rentals and even cheap...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Hague Community Fair is a must for newly arrived expats

Expats in the Hague and especially those newly-arrived, are set to enjoy the city’s Feel at Home Community Fair set to take place Sunday February 2. The event is a celebration of the cosmopolitan community of expats and Dutch nationals, and will give a warm welcome to all newcomers as well as being a place where international expatriates can meet their friends and have a good time. This year’s event is the 13th since the inception of the fair, and is intended to showcase all the city’s positivities as regards living and working...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain warned over dangerously contaminated tap water

British expats in Spain are now being warned of the dangers of drinking tap water. According to a recent study, Spain’s municipal tap water is amongst Europe’s most dangerous to drink. The study, aimed at identifying chemicals in tap water, was carried out by scientists at Barcelona’s Institute for Global Health, and included samples from all the 27 European Union member states with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria. The group of chemicals found in the Spanish sample are believed to cause bladder cancer. Spain’s tap...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Amsterdam urged to watch out for rental scams

Dutch public prosecutors are recommending an Amsterdam court should jail a conman accusing of scamming foreign students and expats. Amsterdam’s prosecution department are now aware of a further 41 complaints against a fraudster who was first arrested two years ago for the same scam. Posing as a real estate rental agent, Mohammed Malik offered rentals via Facebook using many false names, taking expats on viewings and demanding a deposit, commission and one month’s rent. Victims were later informed the rental couldn’t be done just...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Mafia gang wars, drugs and murder threaten expat life in Spain

British expats living in Spain’s Costa del Sol region are being warned over violence and assassinations now taking place in what appears to be a drugs-based mafia-style gang war. Over the past several months, Spanish police have been investigating at least two murders, with a third taking place just two weeks ago. The first body, that of a 39 year-old man, was found in a ditch on September 18, with the corpse showing signs of violence. Police originally labelled the death as suicide, but changed their minds when the proof of...
4 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Real estate scammer caught targeting new expat arrivals in Amsterdam

New expat arrivals in the Netherlands are being warned to check out the credentials of real estate agents when searching for accommodation. The warning comes as one scam artist is remanded in custody on charges of ripping off 13 victims for a total sum of around €100,000 in order to finance his gambling addiction debts. In a procedural court hearing held last Wednesday, the fraudster admitted he’d scammed some 42 people by means of deposits and pre-payments for rental accommodation not actually for rent. No-one suspected his...