Moving to Amersfoort?
Maybe you're new in town, or still living abroad but planning to move to Amersfoort? It can be a little overwhelming having to cope with a strangely unfamiliar society, a new culture and weird Dutch people. How do you find your way around, even just to arrange the practical things that come with moving and settling in?
Here are a few links we hope will help you to get to know The Netherlands and Amersfoort and find your way around. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Most of us have experienced the expat transition as well!
Pages in English
News and information for the international community. This is a helpful starting point for finding out all about life here in The Netherlands, providing loads of useful weblinks.
Connecting expats around the globe. Expat information and communities for all five continents.
Access is a non-profit organization, supporting the international community in The Netherlands.
The website for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, including an English language section.
A guide to all of the international schools in The Netherlands.
This actually is a commercial recruitment agency for internationals (not to be mistaken with the book & website on Dutch culture mentioned below), but it also offers useful information and web links on working in The Netherlands (permits, insurance, banks, health care, culture, etc).
A website inspired by the cult book The Undutchables, for anyone interested in learning about Dutch quirks, character and customs.
This is mainly a community for Dutch expats living abroad, but it's in English and offers fun insights into Dutch culture for expats in Holland.
Copy and paste Dutch text to translate to various languages.
Pages in Dutch
Official site of the City of Amersfoort. Some sections are available in English.
Touristic site on Amersfoort and surroundings. The section on Amersfoort is in Dutch, but if you go to www.utrechtyouway.nl you'll find an option to view the site in English.
Guide to available housing in The Netherlands.