What we're about

A warm welcome to Expat Republic The Hague!

Thanks for being part of the Expat Republic family (http://www.expatrepublic.com/)! With events running across The Netherlands you're bound to find some really cool folks you can connect with. We hold various events on a regular basis aimed at bringing people together and having good old fashion fun. Please let us know if you'd like to be an event host or organizer: http://www.expatrepublic.com/contact/

We're thrilled to have on our mailing list! We'll keep you in the loop with our latest news and helpful info regarding living and working in The Netherlands. I'm sure we'll have some fun stuff too.

Here is some great info relevant for expats and expat life in The Netherlands:

Don't forget to join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/expatrepublicthehague/), so you can meet other expats and ask questions to our community. you can also signup to our newsletter (https://www.expatrepublic.com/mailing-list/) where we feature loads of great info for expatriates and life in The Netherlands.


• List of Housing Resources (https://www.expatrepublic.com/resources-finding-house-room-netherlands/)

• Guide to setting up utilities in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/utilities-in-the-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Guide to Buying a Property in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/buying-property-in-the-netherlands/)

• Dutch Mortgage Calculator (https://www.expatrepublic.com/dutch-mortgage-calculator/)

• House cleaning services in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/house-cleaning-services-in-the-netherlands/)

Banking & Finance

• Setting up a Dutch bank account in 5 minutes with no BSN (http://bit.ly/2VkoR29?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Transferring money from abroad (https://www.torfx.com/affiliate/register/?afflno=A061741&mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Financial advice for Investments in The Netherlands (http://bit.ly/2Imm9ae?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Dutch Income Tax explained

• Everything you need to know about the 30% ruling (https://www.expatrepublic.com/30-ruling-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Dutch Income Tax Calculator (https://www.expatrepublic.com/dutch-income-tax-calculator/)

Healthcare in The Netherlands

• List of Dentists in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/dentist-in-the-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

• Healthcare in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/healthcare-in-the-netherlands-explained/)

Buying a Bike in The Netherlands

• Guide to Buying a Bicycle in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/a-guide-to-buying-a-bicycle-in-the-netherlands/?mc_cid=57772accf0&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

Working in The Netherlands

• Surviving your Dutch office in Dutch (https://www.expatrepublic.com/how-to-survive-in-your-dutch-office-in-dutch/)

• Holiday Allowance in The Netherlands (https://www.expatrepublic.com/holiday-allowance-in-the-netherlands/)

See you,

Karim P.S. Dutch are most certainly welcome and encouraged!

Our Sponsor

Special thank you to Beacon Financial Education for being our meetup group sponsor. They provide a myriad of education and information regarding investments and financial matters. Please do checkout their website and book an appointment with a financial advisor (http://bit.ly/2Imm9ae)

If there's anything your missing please don't hesitate to let me know!



Upcoming events (4+)

Healthcare in The Netherlands Webinar

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The Netherlands can be proud of it’s incredible Healthcare system. And with an average lifespan of 82 years old, it’s a badge of honor!

If you’ve moved to The Netherlands, or have just been here for a little while and you’re confused about how the healthcare system works, never fear Expat Republic and Huisartsenpraktijk Amstelveld are here! In this very special webinar, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of the Dutch healthcare system and how to navigate it in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Topics we’ll cover:

  • How the Dutch Healthcare system works
  • The General Practitioner (GP or ‘Huisarts’) is your friend and key to your access.
  • Hospitals and going to the emergency room
  • Specialized care or treatment.
  • Cost of care in The Netherlands
  • Brief overview of health insurance, costs and who the players are
  • Expats & Internationals considerations
  • Resources you can follow
  • Tips and tricks


  • 19:30 – 20:15 Presentation by Huisartsenpraktijk Amstelveld
  • 20:15 – 21:00 Q&A


The Dutch Healthcare system can sometimes be a challenge to maneuver, or it can be a delightful experience where you feel safe, secure and heard. The choice really is yours, and it’s all about having the right knowledge, help and a great GP like Huisartsenpraktijk Amstelveld

About the Sponsor
Huisartsenpraktijk Amstelveld is located in the heart of the Canal District of Amsterdam, close to Rembrandt Square in the centre of Amsterdam. The general practice offers personal healthcare for all inhabitants in its vicinity. We also offer accessible healthcare to travelers and expats. They have decades of experience in dealing with Amsterdam’s international community

Mother Nature @ Holland Festival

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The Holland Festival is the largest international performing arts festival in the Netherlands and one of the oldest festivals in Europe. Founded in 1947, Holland Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2022.
The festival takes place every year in June, in and around Amsterdam, at different locations, indoors and outdoors, large-scale and intimate, online and offline. The festival presents groundbreaking performances by makers from all over the world and new developments in the performing arts that cannot be seen anywhere else in the Netherlands: from theatre, dance, music, music theatre, and opera to multidisciplinary forms and crossovers with visual art, digital art, photography, and film. And in doing so, it attracts a broad, new and curious audience. In addition, it collaborates with many partners in and outside Amsterdam, organizes talks, debates, masterclasses, exhibitions, and presentations, meet the artists, behind-the-scenes and online streams.

HF Young
HF Young is the platform for younger visitors to the Holland Festival. HF Young is for everyone who wants to know more about artists and themes addressed in the Holland Festival. We offer a program in which artistic renewal is central, experimentation is not shunned and there is room for discussion. Moreover, visitors up to 39 years old get a huge discount on selected performances: the HF Young Favourites. Get the chance to visit world-class performing art pieces and make new friends at the Holland Festival with HF Young!

This year we present 8 HF Young Favourites: Visit Mother Nature at a discount: a concert in which Angélique Kidjo will showcase her latest album Mother Nature, which recently won the Grammy for Best Global Album. On 3 and 4 June @ 20:00, she will share the stage with Yemi Alade, Zeynab Abib, Blue Lab Beats & Jeangu Macrooy! Curious about the rest of the HF Young Favourites? Find out more and get your hands on those discounted tickets (limited amount available).

### When & Where

Date: Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4, 2022
Time: 20:00 – 21:50 CET
Where: Koninklijk Theater Carré | Amsterdam

How to Earn Your First 10k Euro as a Freelancer

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The corporate rat race isn’t for you (understandably so!) so, you’ve jumped into entrepreneurship to make your dreams come true!

There’s only one problem: you’re not sure how to grow your revenue as a consultant, coach or service provider (i.e. 10k euro per month). No worries, though. You’ve come to the right place. We’ve been there and we’ll show you how it’s done.

In this webinar we’ll discuss:

  • How to reach your goals in a quick, efficient, and consistent way.
  • Why you need go after a niche market rather than target everyone.
  • Why “spray and pray” never works.
  • The most common mistakes made by freelancers and new entrepreneurs.
  • Five things you will have to change in order to succeed as a freelancer.
  • How to achieve your business goals without losing personal freedom (i.e. working extreme hours).

This webinar is perfect for you if:

  • You’d like to super-size your freelance business.
  • You’re struggling to earn a reliable and consistent income whilst freelancing.
  • You’re still “hoping” your marketing efforts will work.
  • You’re getting clients you don’t want (not willing to pay a lot and hard to work with).
  • You’re interested in becoming a successful freelancer by getting your niche, offering, website, strategy, marketing/comms, and social media right.

The “secrets” to becoming a successful freelancer are simple, easy, and repeatable. All you have to remember is that knowledge is power. If there’s a will there is a way. Make the first (and most important) step by registering today!


About the Speakers
Miguel Baumann is a certified career & leadership coach (CPCC, PCC) with a strong business mindset, the learnings from multiple startups and managing corporate teams successfully. His clients are Coaches and Leaders in Tech and are ready to slay dragons after working with him.

Buying Your Own Home in The Hague

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With rental prices being high and mortgages being easily accessible due to low interest rates, now is a great time to consider buying your new home in the Hague. With this is mind, what else would you need to consider when buying your own home?

At the Buying Your Own Home event we will share with you all you need to know about the process of purchasing a home. We will be discussing the following

  • The advantages of buying vs. renting
  • The process of buying a home
  • Key players you’ll meet during the process
  • Other Important things to know
  • Timeline and costs

After the presentation which will take around 30-45 minutes there will be plenty of time for Q&A to help you with your questions. The following speakers will share their knowledge and insights with you, allowing you to take this information into account when considering buying a home:

Philippe Van den Broeck - Expat Buying Manager
Ludo Karelse - Expat Buying Specialist
Katie Tunney - Expat Buying Specialist

Date: Thursday, June[masked]
Time: 17:00 - 18:30 CET
Location: Online
Register: FREE

👉🏼 Would you like to speak with a Rotterdam Buying Specialist? Schedule a free consultation here.
👉🏼 Visit our website to learn more about Expat Housing Network.
👉 Interested in buying in Eindhoven or Amsterdam? Join another one of our home buying webinars in the Netherlands!

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Buying that Dream House in The Netherlands

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