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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.

Housing:

• 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])

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])

Health & Bikes

• 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])

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

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!

Cheers,

Karim

Upcoming events (4)

ComedyCity presents Prime Time Standup Saturday

It was inevitable and now finally The Hague has its very own top comedy club, located in the city centre in the basement of restaurant Bleyenberg right opposite the Grote Markt in The Hague. In ComedyCity you will see the best comedians who will give their view on everyday life, be it in short anecdotes or one-liners. Most important; they will make you laugh! Each stand-up comedy show will be hosted by an MC (Master of Ceremony), with a line up of three to eight comedians performing between 8-20 minutes. On 26 October, ComedyCity brings presents, Prime Time Standup Saturday, their English language event. Get a 15% discount when you enter our code – Republic15 – at checkout. Details Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019 Location: ComedyCity – Grote Markt 10b | Den Haag Time: 20:30 – 22:30 Tickets: 9.50 - 15 (15% off with code: Republic15) https://shop.eventix.io/586adc20-c032-11e9-9d57-7bc09a5ef64c/events Lineup Neil Robbinson Sergej Sky Steven Stol Mino van Nassau Can’t make it on the 26th? Not to worry as Republic15 is valid on 9 & 23 November, and 7 December

ComedyCity presents Prime Time Standup Saturday

It was inevitable and now finally The Hague has its very own top comedy club, located in the city centre in the basement of restaurant Bleyenberg right opposite the Grote Markt in The Hague. In ComedyCity you will see the best comedians who will give their view on everyday life, be it in short anecdotes or one-liners. Most important; they will make you laugh! Each stand-up comedy show will be hosted by an MC (Master of Ceremony), with a line up of three to eight comedians performing between 8-20 minutes. On 9 November, ComedyCity brings presents, Prime Time Standup Saturday, their English language event. Get a 15% discount when you enter our code – Republic15 – at checkout. Details Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019 Location: ComedyCity – Grote Markt 10b | Den Haag Time: 20:30 – 22:30 Tickets: 9,50 - 15 (15% off with code: Republic15) https://shop.eventix.io/586adc20-c032-11e9-9d57-7bc09a5ef64c/events Lineup Mino van Nassau Carly Baker Fedor Ikelaar Steven Stol Michael Jäger Can’t make it on the 9th? Not to worry as Republic15 is valid on 23 November and 7 December

Basics of Investing Seminar

House of Watt

Death, taxes and the sun rising are, for the moment, the only things certain in life. One thing that is not certain is how wealthy or financially successful you will be in your lifetime. With housing prices, an aging population, and inflation on the rise, the need to secure your future has never been greater. Come time to retire, pension funds around the world will be under tremendous pressure and it’s very likely that they will be insufficient/unsubstantial to provide enough for your retirement. There are, however, lots of things you can do to ensure financial success and to build wealth for the future: namely investing. The problem is that many expatriates or internationals hesitate because they don’t know how or where to start or what to do. This seminar explores the basics of investing and how you can get started with investing or grow/reshape your portfolio. We will dive into the following topics: The Basics: The investment mindset. Why invest anyways? WHAT MAKES UP A PORTFOLIO? - What is a stock? - What is a bond? - What is a money market instrument? - What is a commodity? - Other forms of investments - Portfolio diversification and risk - What are the different strategies for investing? - What is a mutual fund? - What is an exchange-traded fund (ETF)? THE CHALLENGES EXPATS FACE WHEN INVESTING - Lack of knowledge of investing and markets - Multiple pensions, currencies, and cross border assets - How to address these challenges - How to get started and where to go - Where to go and how to invest - Online vs. Broker - Timing the market - How much should you invest and how often based on your needs Agenda 19:00 – 20:00 – Luke Staden Presentation & Workshop 20:00 – 20:30 – Q&A Session with Luke: 20:00 – 20:30 20:30 – onwards – Networking and drinks Details When: Wednesday, 13 November Where: House of Watt | 73 James Wattstraat | Amsterdam When: 19:00 – 21:00 Register (FREE): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-investing-seminar-tickets-76213796517 About the Speaker Luke Staden is a licensed financial advisor with extensive experience in the Dutch, German and UK markets and has helped many expatriates plan their financial future. He is passionate about investing and even more so about helping internationals reach their financial goals & dreams!

ComedyCity presents Prime Time Standup Saturday

It was inevitable and now finally The Hague has its very own top comedy club, located in the city centre in the basement of restaurant Bleyenberg right opposite the Grote Markt in The Hague. In ComedyCity you will see the best comedians who will give their view on everyday life, be it in short anecdotes or one-liners. Most important; they will make you laugh! Each stand-up comedy show will be hosted by an MC (Master of Ceremony), with a line up of three to eight comedians performing between 8-20 minutes. On 23 November, ComedyCity brings presents, Prime Time Standup Saturday, their English language event. Get a 15% discount when you enter our code – Republic15 – at checkout. Details Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019 Location: ComedyCity – Grote Markt 10b | Den Haag Time: 20:30 – 22:30 Tickets: 9,50 - 15 (15% off with code: Republic15) https://shop.eventix.io/586adc20-c032-11e9-9d57-7bc09a5ef64c/events Lineup Mino van Nassau Sergei Sky Edo Berger David Hayden Can’t make it on the 23rd? Not to worry as Republic15 is valid on 7 December

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