Expat The Netherlands News

Latest 10 news items tagged The Netherlands

16 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Saigon attempt marathon run in support of neonatal care charity

Three determined expats living and working in Saigon are to attempt a charity relay run between Vietnam’s Saigon city and Lao Cai in just 36 hours. On April 22, Brits Grant Bowdery and Rob West along with Marieke Dekkers from the Netherlands will attempt a non-stop relay run along the Red River’s banks between their base in Saigon and 300km distant Lao Cai. The 300km run is estimated to take 36 hours, requiring an average of around seven minutes per kilometre, with the runners changing places every one to two hours. The aim of...
3 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brexit to threaten Cypriot economy as well as expat lives

British expats and the British economy aren’t the only sectors expected to suffer due to Brexit. The upcoming disaster known as Brexit won’t just wreck the British economy and several million expats’ lives as it will also hit on the economies of a good number of the remaining EU member states. According to a report from Standard and Poor, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg will be worst hit, with Cyprus also extremely susceptible to the effects of new rules on the export of a variety of services and goods to the UK. The...
27 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Catch these cheap expat destinations before it’s too late

As the global expat community soars, it’s inevitable that costs of living will rise, even in the most economical destinations. Not everyone who leaves the home country for a future overseas has a generous salary plus perks or a gold-plated pension, with many of the world’s best-loved retirement destinations also some of the least expensive as regards costs of living and housing. It should be borne in mind that pensions paid in home country currency might be affected by the ups and downs of the currency exchange marketplace, but...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Eindhoven look forward to Dutch Happiness Week

In spite of the strong possibility of bad Brexit news, expats living and working in Eindhoven are looking forward to the Netherlands’ annual Happiness Week. Started in Eindhoven in 2014, the city’s Happiness Week soon morphed into a seven-day long event for the entire country, and is due to take place this year from the 16th of March to the 24th. Offerings include a multitude of events including experiences, seminars, lectures, theatre performances and parties, with the entire week’s presentations hopefully able to take the...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Which EU countries are being kindest to British expats

Many EU member states have now passed, or have stated their intention to do so, new laws ensuring the post –Brexit rights of UK expats. The no-deal Brexit packages of rights on offer vary state to state, with some covering the majority of needs and others sticking to the bare minimum and charging for special permits. Malta’s no-deal resident permit tops the list for generosity, as it gives those resident on the island on 29 March a full 10 year status and allows workers open access to jobs as well as permitting students to...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expat couple in Spain arrested in gruesome multiple murder case

Spanish police are investigating an expat couple alleged to have murdered a number of lonely expatriate pensioners. An Andalusia-based German man and his German-Cuban wife have been arrested in connection with a number of unsolved deaths of elderly pensioners. During the arrest, a disabled Dutch pensioner and an elderly German man were discovered immobile in their beds, showing evidence of malnutrition and drugging using tranquilisers. The victims were attached to nasogastric feeding tubes, thus keeping them just alive. Police...
1 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Amsterdam IamExpat fair moves to larger venue

The Amsterdam IamExpat fair is a favourite with foreigners living and working in the Netherlands as well as for new arrivals looking to find new homes and jobs in the popular city. The annual fair hosts anything and everything for established and incoming expat needs, including jobs accommodation, help desks, immigration information, mortgages, career advancement and ongoing study opportunities. This year’s mega-event is being held in Amsterdam’s Gashouder, a former massive gas storage tank converted into an edgy, multifunctional...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2019

EU expats prefer Scottish cities over anywhere else in Europe

In a recent survey of European expats’ most liveable cities, Edinburgh and Aberdeen came out on top, with not a single English city featured in the global top 20. Scotland’s capital just made it into the top 20 at 19th position, whilst Aberdeen just missed, coming in at 21st. For both Scottish cities, their liveability ratings were boosted by high levels of personal security and less air pollution, but the main reason for their success was their existing expatriate communities.It’s well-known that would-be expats find adjusting...
5 Feb at 6 PM 2019

British EU citizenship claim rejected on appeal by Dutch court

A group of British citizens fighting the Dutch state in an attempt to remain EU citizens post-Brexit have had their case thrown out by Amsterdam’s appeal court. The five British nationals who brought their case to a Dutch court which ruled in their favour are now searching for other ways to make their very valid point as the success of an appeal brought by the city of Amsterdam and the Dutch state has reversed the first favourable judgement. The initial ruling had meant the case would be sent on the European Court of Justice...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Brits expats crave comfort foods from the home country

British expats miss ginger biscuits the most! Homesickness seems to be more acute in British expats than in any of their worldwide counterparts, according to both online retailers and specialist stores in favourite expatriate destinations. The latest must-haves from the old country are crunchy ginger biscuits, topping the sales lists over and above such delights as chocolate bourbons, shortbread and mini Jaffa cakes. According to a spokesperson from British Corner Shops, it’s a comfort thing, with expats seeking out goodies to which...