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Expat advice for international families moving to, or newly arrived, in The Hague. Practical information with a focus on the “trailing” spouse and children. More Info

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Expat Living in The Hague

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The Expat Partner

January 21, 2016 by Utexpat

For 79% of expat partners, the reason for moving abroad is their partner’s job, according to the Expat Insider Survey (2015, p.104). Apparently only 28% of respondents are unhappy with… Read more…

Categories: Expat Life, Families

The Volksuniversiteit in The Hague

January 5, 2016 by Utexpat

The Volksuniversiteit Den Haag (‘community education The Hague’) was founded exactly 100 years ago with the aim to provide affordable education to all adults, no matter their background or age…. Read more…

Decompress and connect this holiday

December 20, 2015 by Utexpat

  For most of us the holiday season is one of stress, because of the many expectations we feel the need to live up to. Those who celebrate Christmas know… Read more…

Categories: Expat Life, Families, Holidays

Understanding the Dutch

December 6, 2015 by Utexpat

Understanding the Dutch doesn’t only mean that we’re able to understand the language. Of course, the best way to understand locals is to talk their language, but if we’re still… Read more…

Categories: Expat Life

Expat Transition Stages: From Entering to Adjusting

November 20, 2015 by Utexpat

Life is made up of changes. Some are really remarkable, others barely perceptible. What we all experience, to some extent, are the stages we go through before we adjust and… Read more…

Categories: Expat Life, Families, Migration

Road Safety Rules in The Netherlands

October 5, 2015 by Utexpat

When driving in a new country, it is always advisable to check for any local unique rules of the road in order to travel safely. Even though traffic laws in… Read more…

Expat Life: Adopting and Adapting

September 20, 2015 by Utexpat

For most newly arriving families in Holland, whether it be as expat or immigrant, a frequent dynamic is that only one parent is employed. This could be the situation for… Read more…

The Resilient Refugee

September 6, 2015 by Utexpat

What has been defined as the “worst migration crisis since World War II” is touching people around the world to the core. Families are having to flee their home country… Read more…

Categories: Children, Families, Migration

5 Considerations When Choosing a Primary School in The Hague

August 22, 2015 by Utexpat

  Finding the right school for your child(ren) can be quite time consuming when first arriving in Holland. Each school has its own personality which needs to be considered. It… Read more…

Summer Learning in The Hague

July 6, 2015 by Utexpat

The last couple of weeks seem to forebode a warm (hot?) summer here in Holland! Children will be receiving report cards and looking forward to enjoying weeks spent doing everything… Read more…