10 fun facts about the Netherlands

On June 26, 2019 by Dutch Umbrella Company
Dutch life

Are you already living in the Netherlands or did you just arrive? Maybe you are planning on working and living here in the near future. Like every other country, we have our own traditions, foods, jokes, sayings, famous buildings and

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Dutch public health insurance and the way it works

On June 17, 2019 by Dutch Umbrella Company
Dutch life

Everyone living in the Netherlands is obliged to have health insurance. This also affects highly skilled migrants, expats and foreign students. Although it is mandatory to have health insurance in the Netherlands, there are certain conditions which determine if you are eligible for Dutch public health insurance, or not.

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Driving in the Netherlands with a foreign license

On March 25, 2019 by Dutch Umbrella Company
Dutch life

You already found a challenging job and a nice place to live within driving distance of your workplace. But can you still use your current driving license now you have moved to the Netherlands? We will explain all to know about the use of your foreign driving license during your stay in the Netherlands.

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The Citizen Service Number (BSN Number) in the Netherlands

On June 20, 2016 by Dutch Umbrella Company
Dutch life, General

If you want to work in the Netherlands as an expat there are a few important things to consider. To begin with, you should apply for a Citizen Service Number (Burgerservicenummer, or BSN number). This is a social-fiscal number issued to

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What you need to know: extraterritorial costs and school fees

On December 21, 2015 by Dutch Umbrella Company
30% ruling, Dutch life

When the 30% ruling is granted and applied to an employee’s payroll, this is considered as reimbursement for any extraterritorial costs incurred by the employee in order to take up employment in The Netherlands. As a result, extra territorial costs can not be reimbursed again untaxed separately.

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