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Snow has arrived to the Netherlands

Snow as arrived last friday living everything white. I went to work that morning in my bike and it was a great experience. Snow everywhere, the cold and wind was not making  the journey easier but the experience was really amazing . I arrived after 1 hour to wok like a snow man. Here are some pictures from the … Continue reading

Food and drink relatively little increased in price

Eating and drinking during the past 10 years much less increased in price than other items. Foods were 9 percent more expensive, while inflation in this period more than 18 percent. This is evident from an analysis of ING Economics Department, on Thursday published. A household gives monthly average of 300 euros on food, says … Continue reading

Amsterdam creates jobs for immigrant women

AMSTERDAM – Amsterdam Employers have more than five hundred jobs for immigrant women. This allowed Councillor F.Huffnagel of Economic Affairs Know Wednesday during a visit by the committee PaVEM (Participation of Women from Ethnic Minorities) to the city. Among the participating employers include the city itself, the Royal Army, Lloyd Hotel, McDonald’s, Randstad and TPG Post. … Continue reading

Energy Tariffs next year, down slightly

Energy is cheaper next year. As of January 1, 2013 Decrease Eneco, Essent and Nuon their rates. This can be done by a worldwide decline in the purchase of natural gas, the three major energy companies reported Thursday. A household with a floating rate and an average consumption annually pays about 80 euro less for the … Continue reading

International job fair 2012

International Fairs for International People Bilingual People organises Europe’s largest and most exciting Career Fair dedicated to Bilingual and Multilingual Professionals.  In 2012 we have more events then ever before with 10 events confirmed across Europe. Go to this page and visit the closest fair to you. Maybe you can find your future here. Sérgio

Get 30% salary raise

If you are an expat working in Netherlands you can apply to get a tax reduction of 30%, that means you get a 30% raise on your salary. If you are working in the Netherlands, you may incur additional costs, the so-called extraterritorial costs . Your employer may select a free (unloaded) reimbursement for the extraterritorial expenses you incur.Also, your … Continue reading

Job Scam

Unfortunately there are many stories about people that are scammed while trying to find a job. Most of the times they are asked for money for jobs that do not exist, they are presented with something different from what they were told or in extreme cases slavery. Before i came to the Netherlands it was … Continue reading

Netherlands elections 2012

Netherlands Prime Minister and conservative-liberal party VVD leader, Mark Rutte, shows his delight ahead of his party’s victory in the Netherlands general election, September 12, 2012. Yes, that is write. The elections 2012 had passed. I follow with interest this elections to see how is going to be the future of the Netherlands, more taxes … Continue reading

Netherlands rated most unfriendly country for Expats

The Netherlands has been rated among the most unfriendliest countries in the world for expatriates by Forbes magazine, while Canada is rated the most friendliest country for expats. The US is rated fourth after Canada, Bermuda and South Africa by the US magazine which looked at the results of a recent HSBC Bank International’s Expat … Continue reading

Higher energy bills and increasing taxes

All households since past July are paying more for energy . Average the energy costs for households increased by 8 percent.For an average household, this means additional costs 160-170 euros. The reasons for the increase include the rise in gas prices and the austerity measures of the government. From July also the gas prices went up by about 8-10 … Continue reading


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