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Moving to the Netherlands

Moving to The Netherlands?

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Do you wish to move to the Netherlands or emigrate back to the Netherlands? And do you want a carefree relocation experience to move to the Netherlands or to move back to Netherlands? No matter which country in the world your move to the Netherlands starts in, team De Haan relocation team can help and support with moving to the Netherlands. Moving to the Netherlands from US, moving to the Netherlands from UK are just some examples. Or how about moving to Amsterdam or moving to Rotterdam? If you wonder how to move to the Netherlands we've got you covered!

Why moving to the Netherlands?

Moving to the Netherlands? Bustling cities, enjoying 450 km of beaches in the Netherlands and beautiful forests for walking, schools, work, spending more time with family, the many national holidays in the Netherlands ... Whatever your reasons for moving to the Netherlands, make use of the relocation expertise and vast relocation experience of our employees and international moving company when you move to the Netherlands.

Moving to the Netherlands what should I do

How to move to the Netherlands? I am moving to the Netherlands, what should I do, is a frequently asked question. Should you choose move to the Netherlands with De Haan, this includes collecting the correct export documentation from the country of departure and importing your removal goods into the Netherlands. Moving to the Netherlands is so carefree because of De Haan's personal attention! So you hardly have to do anything. When moving to the Netherlands, we take care of the transport of your personal removal goods within or outside Europe, or overseas, via our extensive partner network.

This way you don't have to do anything to move your beloved things to the Netherlands and you have the certainty that you will receive the Dutch quality that you wish to move to the Netherlands. Your relocation to the Netherlands is in our hands with the advantage that you also have one central point of contact: your contact person within De Haan! Our employees also all speak English.

Moving from Spain to the Netherlands is a service that we offer a lot, for example.

Moving back to the Netherlands: keep this in mind

Especially when you move to the Netherlands, a lot of paperwork has to be arranged. When moving back to the Netherlands, take into account the Tax and Customs Administration, customs, the RDW, the insurance company and the municipality regarding the Municipal Personal Records Database. After all, from the moment of immigration to the Netherlands you have to pay income tax and healthcare premium. Read more about returning to the Netherlands from abroad on the website of the Tax and Customs Administration.

And did you know, for example, that customs clearance also applies to relocations from countries in Europe that do not fall under the EU?

In the meantime, you also have to think about packing your things, what you will and will not take with you when you move back to the Netherlands and the relocation planning of the move to the Netherlands.
The experienced employees within De Haan are happy to discuss the relocation process with you, as well as the additional formalities required for customs clearance in the Netherlands when moving to the Netherlands. In this way you are well prepared for the intensive move to the Netherlands.

Moving from Curaçao to the Netherlands

The island of Curaçao always attracts new residents. Both as a second home, or as a new workplace. Especially from the Netherlands, many companies chose to invest in Curaçao. This development has ensured that De Haan has become familiar with moving to Curaçao over the years. But De Haan also knows which movers do a good job on Curaçao if you wish to move from Curaçao to the Netherlands. De Haan has many years of experience with moving from Curaçao to the Netherlands.

In addition to moving from Curaçao to the Netherlands, we can of course also help you move from Aruba to the Netherlands or move from Bonaire to the Netherlands.

7 Things to Know Before Moving to the Netherlands

Are you considering moving to the Netherlands? Exciting adventures and new beginnings await you in our vibrant country! But before you pack your bags and set sail for Dutch shores, there are a few essential things you need to know.

Introducing our comprehensive E-book: "Living in the Netherlands". Inside, you'll find invaluable cultural insights into making your transition smooth and stress-free.

Here's a sneak peek of the knowledge topics we covered to ensure your seamless relocation:

  • Typical Dutch culture
  • Work and accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Banking
  • Food

Tick it off your Moving to the Netherlands checklist, download it now and embark on your Dutch adventure with confidence! 

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Emigrating to the Netherlands: what should you do?

You cannot just emigrate to the Netherlands. I want to emigrate to the Netherlands. What should I do if I want to emigrate to the Netherlands is therefore understandably a frequently asked question. In any case, keep this in mind: 

  • Not all nationalities have a visa requirement when moving to the Netherlands. However, you must meet certain conditions to stay in the Netherlands
  • If you do require a visa, you can apply for a Schengen visa for a short stay (max 90 days).
  • Other types of visas for emigrating to the Netherlands are also available.
  • Foreign documents, such as a birth certificate, marriage or divorce certificate, sometimes need to be legalized.

The Dutch government can help you with visas when emigrating to the Netherlands. De Haan does not arrange visas and residence permits for emigrating to the Netherlands! De Haan is happy to arrange your worldwide move to the Netherlands and the associated customs formalities and customs documents to move your household effects to the Netherlands.

Taking a vehicle with you when moving to the Netherlands?

Do you live outside the Netherlands and do you want to take your vehicle with you when moving to the Netherlands? Please note that you are only allowed to drive with a foreign license plate for a limited time. Read our interesting blog about taking vehicles with you when moving to the Netherlands: car import or motorcycle import as removal goods.

What are the costs of moving to Netherlands?

Moving remains tailor-made. For example, locations and customs formalities play a role, but whether or not you want us to pack is also a different scenario for moving to the Netherlands.

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Complete package of services for your move to the Netherlands

De Haan takes care of moving to the Netherlands from A to Z, wherever you are in the world. De Haan has been a renowned partner for many international moving companies all over the world for many years. We have built these relationships through intensive personal contact through our memberships of one-group, OMNI, FIDI, IAM, ARPN and EURA.

Our experienced employees, together with our partners in the country from which you are moving to the Netherlands, are happy to arrange the collection of the correct export documentation and the import of your removal goods for moving to the Netherlands. One central point of contact, your contact person within De Haan.

In addition to this export documentation and import, through our extensive partner network, we also carefully pack at origin for moving to the Netherlands. This is done through our extensive partner network all over the world with the same quality as the unpacking by us here in the Netherlands. 

The planning of your international move to the Netherlands

If your goods have to be collected before moving to the Netherlands and arrive before you, you can always use our AEO customs warehouse. Here we can store your goods safely and protected and your household effects do not have to remain unnecessarily in the port of Rotterdam when moving to the Netherlands.

Import documents for customs clearance in the Netherlands if a shipment comes from a country outside the EU

Are you moving to the Netherlands from a country outside the EU? These import documents for customs clearance are then required when moving to the Netherlands: 

  • Form “permit exemption for removal goods”
  • Copy passport
  • Copy of purchase or rental contract of the home abroad
  • Copy of purchase or rental contract of the future home in the Netherlands
  • Proof of registration (“establishment from abroad”) from the municipality where you are going to settle
  • Employer's declaration
  • Detailed English or Dutch inventory list
  • Copy BL (Bill of Lading) or AWB (Air Waybill)

De Haan relocation is happy to take these stressful procedures off your hands. We do nothing but move to the Netherlands every day! This way you do not have to wait months for the official documents you need to proceed with your move to the Netherlands.

Customs requirements and conditions for import into the Netherlands

Moving to the Netherlands? Take into account these customs requirements and conditions for import when moving to the Netherlands: 

  • The removal goods must have been in possession and use for at least 6 months before moving
  • For a tax-free import you must have resided outside the European Union for at least 1 year.

Would you: 

  • Prefer a flawless transition from your life abroad to your new life in the Netherlands?
  • Like to have your belongings packed and unpacked by thrustworthy, skilled movers?
  • Want to be sure that your valuable household goods will arrive safely in the Netherlands?
  • Be confident that you will not miss any detail of your immigration?
  • Like help with planning, organizing and launching your move to the Netherlands?

Let team De Haan work for you, so that you can move to Netherlands stressfree and risk-free.

Moving to the Netherlands with De Haan: quality and personal approach

We are happy to think along with you in every personal situation of moving to the Netherlands. We strive for the highest quality relocation solutions when moving to the Netherlands and will therefore discuss all actions with you in detail. De Haan as an international moving company for moving to the Netherlands is also happy to help you move to the Netherlands.

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May 17 2024

Friendly & professional service. Very satisfied.


Moving to France,
from Netherlands

May 10 2024

For our move to Portugal, we were looking for a reliable company that would responsibly transport our belongings at a reasonable price. A thorough intake process resulted in a quote that felt right. Although some things ultimately went slightly differently than planned (a moving lift couldn't be used at the departure location, and at the final destination, the last part of the road was too narrow for the moving truck), there were no additional costs. More importantly, all the staff remained friendly and helpful, and there was plenty of laughter. Highly recommended! We are left with a very good feeling. Thanks to everyone at De Haan Relocation, Netherlands who contributed!


Moving to Portugal,
from Netherlands

May 06 2024

We have moved internationally several times. The team at De Haan works very neatly and professionally, both during the preparation phase when providing the quote and during the execution. They use good and sturdy packaging materials. When packing, it would be helpful if there was more detail indicating what goes into the boxes.

R. de Kluiver

Moving to Portugal,
from the Netherlands

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