Optional services

Optional services that make life more comfortable 

Optional services

Some services are not mandatory but are useful to arrange once living in the Netherlands. Perhaps you would like a dutch bank account, bring a pet or take your own car to the Netherlands.

Consider taking out a television and internet subscription. It is also good to read up on things like paying taxes and how pensions work in the Netherlands. If you would like to know which optional services are useful for you, continue reading.


Taking your car with Spanish number plate

When you come to live in the Netherlands and are registered in the Netherlands, you are not allowed to drive in the Netherlands with a foreign number plate. This has to do with tax liability. In the Netherlands, if you use the Dutch roads with vehicles you own, you pay tax on them. Click here to find out more about driving in the Netherlands.


Dutch bank account

Setting up a Dutch bank account is crucial for managing your finances. Visit a local bank branch to open an account, which will enable you to receive your salary, pay bills, and conduct day-to-day transactions seamlessly. Ensure you have your identification, residence registration, and Citizen Service Number (BSN) on hand when visiting the bank.

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Everything you need to know or do to make life more comfortable

Bank account
Do I need a GP?
Do I need to pay taxes when I work in the Netherlands?
What's an AOW?
Energy contract
Can I take my car when I move to the Netherlands for work?
Can I bring my pet to the Netherlands?
What insurances do I need?
Good to know - living in the Netherlands
After arrival - documents

Settling in your new home

It may take some time to settle in at work or in your new home.

Take time to explore your new neighborhood. Familiarize yourself with local amenities, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, public transportation options, and nearby restaurants. This will help you feel more at home and integrate into the community.

Check out the FAQ for everything you need to get in order after you arrive in the Netherlands. Any questions left? Contact us.

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