Moving tips

Are you looking for a new apartment or already found one? Before beginning your house removal preparations, check out these 5 easy tips to ensure that your moving process goes as smoothly as possible.

  1. If you are planning on moving large furniture, measure it and make sure it fits to be carried out the old apartment and into the new one.
    Often people have Ikea style ready-to- assemble furniture that they have carried to the apartment in a solid package. In one piece, however, the furniture might not even fit to be carried out the door, not to mention the elevator or stairway. If this is the case, don’t worry. Oranje Transport handles dismantling and reassembling of all Ikea furniture, but do make sure you mention the need for this when making the order.
  2. Make sure you have enough boxes for carrying small items.
    Easy way to get cardboard boxes for free is to ask from grocery stores, liquor stores and book stores. Sometimes the need for extra boxes can come as a surprise during the removal, that’s why Oranje Transport has few empty ones always at hand in the van. When packing things into boxes, remember to write on the box what’s inside, and especially mention if the items are fragile.
  3. Remember to switch of the freezer at least one night before the removal to avoid ice melting during the removal and wetting your other items.
    To speed-up the defrosting, you can use hot water that you spread on the ice with a sponge. Remember to also place towels or old newspapers on the floor directly in front of the freezer to soak up all the melting water.
  4. Disconnect your washing machine beforehand.
    This is usually a rather easy process that you can do yourself. Before anything else make sure that you have turned off the water valves and disconnected the electricity plug. After this, remove the hoses and make sure all the water is removed from inside the machine. If you don’t want to do this yourself, Orane Transport can of course do it for you. In either case, we’ll connect your washing machine at your new apartment free of charge.
  5. If you’re planning on renting a van and doing the removal all by yourself, be well prepared for the paperwork.
    Also, remember to go through the exterior and interior of the van carefully and make sure all the scratches and blemishes are already notified by the rental company. But, before you decide to rent a van, make sure you have also checked Oranje Transport’s deals. We provide you with a van plus a driver with an extremely affordable rate and without any paperwork hassle or risk of having to pay for a damaged van.

For a quote from Oranje Transport, contact us by phone, WhatsApp or email. We are available 24/7 and can often do a job even on the same day.

Oranje Transport’s Guide for Students Moving in Rotterdam

Did you get accepted into the Erasmus University, or some other school in Rotterdam, and are now looking for an apartment in the city? We at Oranje Transport want to help you to make your moving experience as pleasant as possible. That’s why we put together some info that you might find useful, starting here with how to choose the most suitable living area for you around the Rotterdam city centre.

The campus of the Erasmus University resides few kilometres to the east from the city centre, in an area called the Kralingen, which is extremely popular living area amongst students. Therefore, the rent prices in Kralingen are also generally very high, although you might be able to find an exception if you begin the search early enough. In Kralingen there is also the Kralingse Bos, a spectacular 200 hectares forest park with a large lake, the Kralingse Plas, in the middle. The park includes many attractions: a beach, a petting zoo, a golf course, a climbing park, jogging and biking paths, restaurants and much more. If you’re a fan of the outdoors, Kralingen is definitely an area to consider.

If you want to find an affordable apartment in the city centre you probably want to focus your search on the west side, where there are more residential neighbourhoods, and more affordable prices. Further to the west, Middeland and Nieuwe Westen are also great choices, especially if you happen to study in the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences or Erasmus MC, which are located nearby. If you have more money in your disposal, you might want to consider the area around the Binnenrotte Market. This area has many advantages: there is the large central library, the stunning Markthal, many supermarkets including Marqt that specializes on local and organic products, and of course the huge outdoor market where vendors gather twice a week to sell everything from groceries to clothing and electronics.

The north side of Rotterdam, called simply as Noord, is a great choice for a student in Rotterdam. It is the largest area around the city centre, which means that any offer you find for an apartment near the centre is most likely located in the Noord. The rent prices are also generally lower than in Kralingen and city centre. Especially nice area is the Oude Noorden, the Old North, where you can find an abundance of different shops, restaurants and bars.

Rotterdam’s south side on the other side of the Nieuwe Maas river is often considered as an area that you should avoid, and the more you head down south the more you should hold on to your belongings and watch over your shoulders. It is true that Rotterdam has a high crime rate in Dutch standards, and probably the south side is slightly dodgier than the north side of the river. Still, the Netherlands overall is a very safe country to live in and Rotterdam’s south side is no exception. The bad name that the south side has received is also keeping the rent prices low, and this is the area where you are most likely to find a very cheap apartment. However, some areas in the south, such as Katendrecht, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the young urbanites and the rent prices are rising accordingly.

Whichever area you do choose, Oranje Transport offers you affordable moving jobs, including international removals, transporting new furniture from the store to your apartment, and transporting goods to or from a storage facility. The ordering is effortless and can be done by phone (+31614746788) or through our website. And, when you decide to move out or need our help for other moving jobs, you get a 15% discount as a previous customer! Good luck with your apartment hunt and remember to check back on our Facebook page regularly for more moving tips for students.

The key to your new place in Rotterdam

A student service initiative by your friend for moving houses and everything else.

Welcome to the city of Rotterdam! We at Oranje Transport have done business with students and expats over the years which made us realise the trouble that internationals go through in finding the right housing. We just decided to help make you ‘happy’. So here goes…..STUDENT-HOUSING- TIPS!

Without Brokers

This approach definitely saves you money but does consume a lot more time – sometimes more time than you can afford. Click the name of facebook group or website to directly access it. Good luck!

Facebook Groups:

Have a few listings daily by students looking for new Find a room(mate) or house in Rotterdam apartment mates. Read the posting rules and comply.

  • Housing Rotterdam: Run by housinganywhere.com.
  • Housing Rotterdam RSM: another a good place to explore. Note: The group is not run by RSM as the name might suggest
  • ESN Housing Rotterdam: The page is run by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Many Erasmus University students post there.
  • Student Housing Rotterdam: Run by the Student Housing Rotterdam company.
  • Commodity market Rotterdam: This group is not specifically for houses/rooms. You can find many things it. yet people frequently post about vacant rooms and houses for rent.

Many posts are through the brokers and may involvement brokerage – check! Also, Sometimes, fake profiles scam international students on the Facebook pages. Beware!

Websites:

  • Kamernet: Allows house seekers to interact directly with landlords (Requires a membership fee).
  • Nestpick: Founded by an Erasmus student. Very popular service. Works like an AirBnB for student rentals.
  • Pararius: Probably the largest housing listing site in NL.
  • Funda: Similar to Pararius.

The Student Hotel Rotterdam: Student Hotels are situated in locations all over Europe. The one in Rotterdam is at Willem Ruyslaan 225, which is very close to Erasmus university and hoogschool Rotterdam (few minutes by tram or biking). This hotel has a booking system online basically like any other hotel (check in-out system) and user friendly interface. With the room, you get free internet, LCD TV, bicycle, gym, etc. Expensive but fantastic!

International Student Housing Rotterdam: Good student rooms. A decent option if you are 2-3 friendslooking for a room each in the same place.

TOP 5 APARTMENT RENTAL AGENCIES IN ROTTERDAM

Hereunder is a list of the top five rental agencies in Rotterdam. This ranking is based on the number of the vacant properties each agency offers for renting as of April 2017.

1 – Rotterdam Apartments

Price range: 360 – 3500 euro
Info: Rotterdam Apartments has around 90 properties available for rent in Rotterdam. They offer furnished, unfurnished rooms, studios, apartments, houses and villas with prices starting at 400 euros per month.

Website: www.rotterdamapartments.com

2 – Riva Rentals

Price range: 950 – 4500 euro
Info: If you wish to temporarily rent a furnished house or apartment in Rotterdam, around the Maasvlakte or Europoort (meaning the harbour area) Riva Rentals is specialized in helping you to find it and organizing everything around it.

Website: www.rivarentals.com

3 – BenHousing

Price range: 525 – 2150 euro
Info: BenHousing has 11 years of experience in renting the most beautiful and hip apartments in Rotterdam.

Website: www.benhousing.nl

4 – Dop & Dop Consultancy

Price range: 720 – 2950 euro
Info: Dop & Dop is a young and flexible organization. They only do property renting so they have their full attention for their clients.

Website: www.dop-dop.com

5- Principle Vastgoed

Price range: 850-7000 euro
Principle Vastgoed has been operating in the Randstad region for almost ten years. This company provides housing services with the help of a wide network of international companies, rental websites, and real estate brokers. Around 80% of their accommodations are rented by expats and internationals who are on a mission in the Netherlands.

Website: https://www.principlevastgoed.nl/

TOP 5 APARTMENT RENTAL AGENCIES IN AMSTERDAM

Hereunder is a list of the top five rental agencies in Amsterdam. This ranking is based on the number of the vacant properties each agency offers for renting as of April 2017.

1 – Principle Vastgoed

Price range: 1300-7000 euro
Principle Vastgoed has been operating in the Randstad region for almost ten years. This company provides housing services with the help of a wide network of international companies, rental websites, and real estate brokers. Around 80% of their accommodations are rented by expats and internationals who are on a mission in the Netherlands.

Website: https://www.principlevastgoed.nl/

2 – Amsterdam Housing

Price range: 1350 – 6750 Euro (exclusive)
Amsterdam Housing offers a wide variety of properties, mainly in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, The Hague, Wassenaar, Haarlem. They have 15 years’ experience of helping expats and internationals finding suitable furnished or semi-furnished housing in the Netherlands. This agency does not ask for a registration fee and unless you find a suitable option no payment is required (No Cure No Pay).

Website: https://www.amsterdamhousing.com

3 – Parker & Williams Real Estate Services

Price range: 1500 – 5000 euro
Parker & Williams is a local Amsterdam Real Estate agency with over 10 years’ experience in the field. In their customer-friendly website they offer many properties (furnished and unfurnished) for buying and renting, mainly in Amsterdam.

Website: http://www.parkerwilliams.nl/

4 – Vesteda Property Management

Price range: 800 – 1725 euro
Vesteda is the largest investor in the Dutch real estate market with an investment portfolio of approximately 22,600 homes. The principal areas of Vesteda investments are the Randstad urban conurbation and the Noord Brabant province. Renting a property via Vesteda can be done by following a clear five-steps process starting from calculating your maximum rent to receiving the key of your new apartment.

Website: https://www.vesteda.com

5- Interhouse Amsterdam

Price range: 1,100- 3500 Euro
Interhouse has over 19 years of experience mediating between the supply and demand of rental properties. To find a suitable property via Interhouse, you can either check their listings online, or if you are too busy, you can ask for one of their professional estate agent to search the market for you and mediate on your behalf.

Website: http://amsterdam.interhouse.nl/en/home

Did you know this about Rotterdam?

  • 1340 Rotterdam Became a city!
  • 625,472 total residents of Rotterdam.
  • 49,1% of the residents in Rotterdam are internationals from over 170 different nationalities.
  • 53600 students live in Rotterdam.
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TOP 5 APARTMENT RENTAL AGENCIES IN DEN HAAG

Hereunder is a list of the top five rental agencies in Den Haag. This ranking is based on the number of the vacant properties each agency offers for renting as of April 2017.

1 – The Hague Real Estate Services

Price range: 825-8500 euro
The service and offering of The Hague Real Estate Services combines exclusive and top-quality real estate with a personal and customer-focused sales strategy. They work with both professional parties and individuals and employ a universal approach to real estate. Their mode of operation is dynamic and are therefore accessible 24/7.

Website: http://www.thehaguerealestate.nl/nl

2 – Duinzigt Wonen B.V.

Price range: 245 – 3250 Euro
Registering with Duinzigt Wonen BV has many advantages. To name a few: Fast result, if needed within days. Viewings Monday to Saturday. No waiting queues, what you see as available is available! Short and long term rental! Fast, automatic, e-mail notification as soon as there’s a new house available. Very competitive pricing. All real estate available at Duinzigt Wonen BV is on an equal opportunity basis.

Website: http://www.duinzigt.nl/

3 – The Real Estate Company

Price range: 375 – 4000 euro
The Real Estate Company focuses on real estate rentals to expats in The Hague region. Whether you are looking for a studio, a family home or a villa, they will happily find the right home for you. They specialize in both furnished or unfurnished apartments, for short or long-term lease.

Website: http://www.trechousing.nl

4 – BizStay The Hague  Short Stay Apartments

Price range: 80 – 199 euro per night
BizStay The Hague has a complete range of short-stay accommodations and, moreover, can arrange everything that may be necessary during a short stay. The feeling of being at home, but then in The Hague. Their apartments can accommodate 1 to 8 persons and are a perfect place to stay for business, pleasure or family lodging.

Website: https://www.bizstaythehague.com/

5- Immovita

Price range: 125 (per night) – 2100 Euro
Immovita is specialized in the finest areas of The Hague, like Zeeheldenkwartier, Regentessekwatier and Duinoord. With the right knowledge and experience and a lot of enthusiasm they will find the right place for you. Real Estate Immovita offers the right network for national and international businesses who are looking for spaces for their employees and expatriates.

Website: http://immovita.nl/
Reference: https://www.pararius.com/real-estate- agents/den-haag

TOP 5 APARTMENT RENTAL AGENCIES IN UTRECHT

Hereunder is a list of the top five rental agencies in Utrecht. This ranking is based on the number of the vacant properties each agency offers for renting as of April 2017.

1 – B&S Rental Service

Price range: 950-3250 euro
B&S Rental Service is specialized in leasing and letting real estate in and around Utrecht and has done so since 1990. They know Utrecht and its surroundings inside out. Their starting point is based on your own personal wish list. They will help you pinpoint what is important to you, such as number of rooms, child-friendly neighborhood or quick access to atrial roads. Once your wishes are clear they will meet them quickly and efficiently, including the lease contract and all additional agreements with the owner.

Website: http://www.bnsrentalservice.nl/

2 – VGW Housing

Price range: 75 (per night) – 5750 Euro
VGW (Safety, Health, Welfare) is an experienced real estate agent. Their core values are flexibility, fast service, preventing vacancy and finding suitable accommodation for their clients. VGW is specialized in exclusively and tasteful (furnished) houses, studio and apartments in several classes and locations.

Website: http://www.vgwhousing.nl/

3 – Domica Utrecht

Price range: 385 – 3000 euro
Domica is a national company with more than 20 offices in the Netherlands, yet they keep a personal relationship with all their landlords and tenants. In Utrecht they have professional brokers who know the regional market. And because they’re the biggest rental broker in the Netherlands they can help you to find a new house within 24 hours.

Website: https://www.domica.nl/

4 – Tweelwonen.nl Utrecht

Price range: 995 – 3200 euro
Tweelwonen has 13 years of experience and is now a nationwide company offering long stay, short stay and even hotels. Their website is very complete and offers many search options for all your requests. In 2016 they won the award Rental Broker of the year.

Website: https://www.tweelwonen.nl/

5- Altijd Wonen

Price range: 400 – 1850 Euro
Altijd Wonen (Always Living) is a competitive real estate company that tailors their services to the wishes of every customer, but stays professional. They work on a no cure, no pay basis and search also outside their own real estate for which they will not charge you if they find an apartment with another broker.

Website: http://www.altijdwonen.nl
Reference: https://www.pararius.com/real-estate-agents/utrecht

The Ultimate Moving Guide for Students in Rotterdam

Did you get accepted into the Erasmus University, or some other school in Rotterdam, and are now looking for an apartment in the city? Oranje Transport’s professional movers know Rotterdam like their own pockets and we want to make your moving experience as pleasant as possible. That’s why we put together some info that you might find useful, like how to choose the most suitable living area, where to buy furniture and how to handle the moving.

Living Areas Around the Rotterdam City Centre

The campus of the Erasmus University resides few kilometres to the east of the city centre, in an area called the Kralingen, which is extremely popular living area amongst students. Therefore, the rent prices in Kralingen are also generally very high, although you might be able to find an exception if you begin the search early enough. In Kralingen there is also the Kralingse Bos, a spectacular 200 hectares forest park with a large lake, the Kralingse Plas, in the middle. The park includes many attractions: a beach, a petting zoo, a golf course, a climbing park, jogging and biking paths, restaurants and much more. If you’re a fan of the outdoors, Kralingen is definitely an area to consider.

If you want to find an affordable apartment in the city centre, you probably want to focus your search on the west side, where there are more residential neighbourhoods and more affordable prices. Further to the west Middeland and Nieuwe Westen are also great choices, especially if you happen to study in the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences or Erasmus MC, which are located nearby. If you have more money in your disposal, you might want to consider the area around the Binnenrotte Market. This area has many advantages: there is the large central library, the stunning Markthal, many supermarkets including Marqt and Gimsel that specialize on local and organic products, and of course the huge outdoor market where vendors gather twice a week to sell everything from groceries to clothing and electronics.

The north side of Rotterdam, called simply as the Noord, is a great choice for a student in Rotterdam. It is the largest area around the city centre, which means that any offer you find for an apartment near the centre is most likely located in the Noord. The rent prices are also generally lower than in the Kralingen and city centre. Especially nice area is the Oude Noorden, the Old North, where you can find an abundance of different shops, restaurants and bars.

Rotterdam’s south side on the other side of the Nieuwe Maas river is often considered as an area that you should avoid, and the more you head down south the more you should hold on to your belongings and watch over your shoulders. It is true that Rotterdam has a high crime rate in Dutch standards, and probably the south side is slightly dodgier than the north side of the river. Still, the Netherlands overall is a very safe country to live in and Rotterdam’s south side is no exception. The bad name that the south side has received is also keeping the rent prices low, and this is the area where you are most likely to find a very cheap apartment. However, some areas in the south, such as Katendrecht, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the young urbanites and the rent prices are rising accordingly.

Where to Buy Furniture

Perhaps the most common dilemma that any apartment seeker faces (except the usual struggle of finding one) is whether to go with a furnished of unfurnished. Now, especially if you’re a foreign student or expat on a budget, you probably tend to prefer the furnished option. After all, acquiring everything by yourself can seem like a huge hassle in a place you don’t quite know yet, and an expenditure you can’t afford.

But then again, if you are willing to take that one extra step you usually get at least,

A: Cheaper rent and
B: the luxury of designing the place to your preferring

Plus, if you know where to go and what to do, finding furniture can be easy on the pocket and the nerves. Here you’ll find some useful tips on how to make that happen in Rotterdam.

Social Media

In a big city like Rotterdam, there’s often really no need to buy brand new furniture, because the supply of used furniture is vast and of high quality. One of the best places to look for those items is the Commodity Market Rotterdam group on Facebook, where Rotterdammers and expats go to sell the stuff they no longer need. New furniture is added daily, but the competition can be fierce so if you want to succeed you have to act fast!

Vintage and Second Hand Shops

Another (less competitive) option to find used furniture are the vintage and second hand shops around Rotterdam. In the city centre there are two excellent spots which are located within few hundred meters of each other: Piekfijn (Mariniersweg 255) and Tony’s Garage Sale (Burgemeester van Walsumweg 528). Piekfijn is a second hand shop that has a good selection of everything from furniture to everyday appliances. The prices are not necessarily the cheapest possible, but the quality of the items are generally very good.

If you are looking for the maximum style and personality that is still affordable, Tony’s Garage Sale is your choice. The shop has incredible selection of the coolest vintage furniture you can find in Rotterdam, and with prices that won’t require you to eat noodles the entire next month.

More vintage and second hand shops you can find through: http://www.kringloopwinkelsnederland.nl/

Furniture retailers

If you prefer new furniture, there are countless options in and around Rotterdam. The most popular one being of course non-other than Ikea. The closest one is located in the near-by town of Delft. With public transport you can reach it by catching a train to Delft and then taking a bus 61 or 64. Other affordable option is Xenos, which has a store right in the city centre of Rotterdam on Hoogstraat.

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For smaller household goods and decorative things you’ll definitely want to check Blokker. There you can find anything from trash cans and ironing boards to kitchenware and even TVs. Another store where you can find things for decoration, with extremely cheap prices, is Action. The quality of their products are perhaps not the best but their prices are hard to beat.

How to handle the furniture moving to your apartment

Of course, once you have bought the furniture, whether used or new, you’ll still have to find a way to transport them to your place. If you buy the stuff from a retailer, they might also offer transportation services, but if you’re buying used items you’re usually on your own. In either case, usually organizing the transport on your own is the most economical way of getting things done. If you live with roommates or if you have friends who are willing to help, your best option is to rent a van and handle the moving all by yourself. On the other hand, if you’re all alone or if the moving requires for example getting the furniture through hard angles or a tight staircase (like most often in the Netherlands!) you probably want to take a van plus a man deal where you get a professional mover to help you out, or several movers to handle the whole process. Oranje Transport is a moving service in Rotterdam that offers affordable moving jobs, including house moving services, international removals, transporting furniture from the store to your apartment, and transporting goods to or from a storage facility. The ordering is effortless and can be done via calling or WhatsApp (+31614746788) or through our website. And, when you decide to move out or need our help for other moving jobs, you get a 15% discount as a previous customer!

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Tips for Expat Housing in Rotterdam & Amsterdam

If you are an expat living in the Netherlands, one thought-consuming topic, aside from how to stay dry when you cycle to work, has got to be housing. Apartment is a place where people generally spend considerable amount of their time.

In 2017 an average apartment in the Netherlands was valued over 260.000 euros and average rental price for one bedroom apartment is between 700-900 euros per month. The amount of money expats have to spend on housing are especially high in Randstad area where main three cities are Rotterdam, Amsterdam & Den Haag. Despite high housing costs working and living in Randstad area is an attractive option for people from all around the world.

But which location to scout for your living space? What are common problems encountered by expats looking for a house and how to approach them?

Registration

The first thing to know when you arrive in the Netherlands for a period that extends four months is that you are obliged to register at the municipality where you live. You need an address to do this. If you arrive through an employer, your employer could help you out with the relatively easy procedure of applying for the so-abbreviated ‘BSN’ (or citizen service number). This is necessarily if you live in the Netherlands.

Expat Housing In Rotterdam

One common problem encountered by expats living in foreign countries (often for study- or work-related motives) is a language barrier. However, if you are an expat living, or planning to live, in Rotterdam – you are not alone. Almost 50% of all residents in this city are internationals. Whether you are a local, an international or an expat; in Rotterdam you grow up and live together with about 175 nationalities.

Information related to real estate market in the Netherlands is often in Dutch. However, with a help of Google Translate its not hard to understand the most important information. Furthermore, English is widely spoken among Rotterdamers so the language barrier shouldn’t be a key issue in Rotterdam (or in other Dutch cities).

Thankfully, there are TOP 5 APARTMENT RENTAL AGENCIES IN ROTTERDAM which provide information in English and they might help with housing in Rotterdam.

Locations

Rotterdam is a patchwork city. The municipality consists of 14 boroughs each with its own vibe. The river that divides the city roughly into two parts (North and South) does not seem nearly as big of a separator as it was twenty years ago. The first sign which changed north- south dynamics was perhaps the establishment of the Erasmus bridge. The north is usually seen as better developed (and more expensive) part of the city. However, most districts in the South (or as Rotterdam locals say: ‘op Zuid’) have undergone some transformation. For example, the district Katendrecht, a used-to- be-unattractive mostly industrial harbor area, has developed into a fresh and vibrant neighborhood including young households, stores, bars and ‘room to play’. The municipality has also installed a safety program, through which bi-annual measurements of different aspects affecting the city’s safe environment are taken.

Over the past decade, overall safety has improved in the city. Charlois and Feijenoord (the South) areas used to be considered less safe. General focus on development in combination with various artist programs has positively affected these areas and made them attractive for people to visit and live. Consequently, there is an increasing number of housing opportunities for expats.

However, if you are working in another Randstad city, commuting from Rotterdam is more convenient from the northern part of the city – as it easily takes an extra 20 minutes of traveling from the South to the central station.

Expat Housing In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the most well-known city in the Netherlands and the city with the highest number of expats. Attractiveness of Amsterdam lead to steady rise of housing prices. There is a shortage of available apartments while the demand is huge. Prices of apartments for sale in the capital generally lies above the Dutch average of € 260.000.

If you are a first-timer stepping into the world of real estate as a buyer, you want to feel comfortable knowing what you can bring to the table. There are many helpful websites with useful information, including online mortgage calculators, for example, hypotheker.nl. Unfortunately, a lot of information is in Dutch which can take additional time to translate it.

If you prefer to stick to renting though, be prepared to compete with people coming to Amsterdam from all around the world. For many people it is hard to find a reasonable apartment for an affordable price.

For students it might be easier to find an accommodation since universities might provide needed assistance. However, many expats have to rely on their own. Thankfully, there is no shortage of TOP 5 APARTMENT RENTAL AGENCIES IN AMSTERDAM which can help internationals to find an apartment.

Commuting in The Netherlands

An interesting option and investment to consider in terms of commuting between work and the location of your new house, is to purchase a (proper) bike! Bicycle lanes in the Netherlands are notoriously well developed. But make sure you are aware of some basic cyclist etiquette, though, for your own increased safety!

Public transport system is also well developed. It is relatively easy and fast to commute between Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Den Haag. Train connection will help you to travel between these three cities in less than one hour. Furthermore, there are plans to establish a fast train connection between Rotterdam and London which would reduce train travel time to 3 hours.

Last But Not Least: Relocation And Furniture Transport

There are many ways in which an independent-minded person can handle moving to a new home. But they all deal with the same issue: moving personal belongings and lifting weights. For this you need two main things: space and muscle strength. You need to rent a car, possibly a truck depending on the volume of your possessions. It can be challenging to find the right way to tackle your moving – do you count on friends and family to help you out or do you hire Prices? Either of these can be a good option. But the question is what are you looking for?

Specialized moving agencies might give you just that extra sense of comfort and guarantee that the moving will happen without extra worry or responsibility from your side. Imagine: you move to a new house worry-free! Renting a truck and two strong hands can make this dream come true. And spending a little over € 100,- is a small price to pay to make sure that your heavy couch is handled with care. Professional movers can take care of transporting all sorts of belongings, including an antique wardrobe or a piano.