Moving to Netherlands

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Moving to Netherlands

Moving to the Netherlands With Schepens

Despite the Netherlands being one of the smallest counties in Europe, it is in fact one of the richest and important countries on the continent. Economically, the Netherlands is very stable which is reinforced by its crucial industries such as agriculture, food processing, gas and oil. Currently, the country offers strong job prospects in a wide range of sectors, excellent salaries, and a high level of education.

If you’re moving to the Netherlands and still searching for the best place to live; here are 5 locations expats recommend.


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Moving to Paris from UK

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Moving to Paris from UK

Schepens Can Help With Your Move to Paris From UK

Known as the ‘City of Light’ (La Ville Lumière), Paris is the most visited capital cities in the world and one of the most popular places to live in France. British expats have always favoured Paris as a pivotal business hub within Europe; as well as delighting in its rich culture, art, history and endlessly romantic beauty.

Everyone’s moving experience differs – but here are 5 tips that’ll give you a better idea of what moving to Paris is like.

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Moving to Cologne

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Moving to Cologne

Schepens Can Help With Removals UK to Germany

Expats describe Cologne as an effortless combination of warm, friendly neighbourhoods with a dynamic new riverside district and a celebrated cathedral which is dearly loved by locals. It’s the 4th largest city in Germany and has the largest university in the country. The charm and culture of this city is largely thanks to residents who are well known for being relaxed and happy. Economically, Cologne has always been an important city for trade in Europe and has greatly benefitted from globalisation – creating a prosperous future for the city.

Schepens have supported many families moving to Cologne over the years, and we always appreciate hearing how they’ve settled in. Here’s a selection of thoughts they have about the city.

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Relocation to Switzerland

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Relocation to Switzerland

Anticipating Relocation to Switzerland

At Schepens we occasionally get calls from clients telling us they’re being transferred to Geneva. Or maybe their partner’s just announced that there’s an opportunity too good to miss in Zurich. Adjusting to news like this takes a while, however great the location, and our clients describe mood swings veering between excitement and despair.

Most common is a sense mingled delight and fear at what it will be like to live in a new country, with a very different culture. People we’ve helped with removals to Switzerland tell us that it’s all too easy to stay in the comfort zone of the expat community when you make a big move. Whereas embracing your new culture, and enjoying what makes it so different, may be uncomfortable, but it’s a much richer experience.


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Retiring to Spain from UK

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Retiring to Spain

Schepens Offers Spanish Removals for Retirement

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, retiring to Spain remains a popular option for the Brits. It isn’t difficult to see why. The country combines the ingredient many people dream of for a perfect retirement; wonderful weather, beautiful beaches, and great food. Spain is home to approximately 300,000 UK nationals, almost half of whom are over 65. A large section of Spain’s British population is primarily based in and around coastal resorts in the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Costa Brava and Murcia – where the beach is on the doorstep and the cost of living is generally lower than in the major cities.

Schepens has been helping people to retire to their dream location in Spain for decades. In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the things you’ll need to consider before making the move.

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Moving to Munich from UK

Moving to Munich from UK

Are you Considering Moving to Munich?

Located South of Germany, Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria (1.5 million) and lies on the River Isar.  The city attracts many expats each year, who are drawn by its powerful economy, world-class infrastructure, and a high standard of living. Munich is currently of the fastest-growing destinations in the country; low unemployment rates means the city is a great location if you’re looking for job opportunities.

We’ve moved numerous clients to Munich over the years – here are 4 aspects of the city they advise newcomers to embrace.

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Cost of Living in Norway

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COST OF LIVING IN NORWAY

Wondering About the Cost of Living in Norway? 

Norway is one of of the destinations that Schepens ships goods to most regularly. And, for as long as we can remember, Oslo has had the reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. It came as a surprise, therefore, to read in Mercer’s 25th Annual Cost of Living Survey that the city now ranks 61, well below London at 23, or New York at 9.

The Mercer index ranks cities for expatriate workers, and the cost of living is a key determinant to the ranking. Businesses looking at cities across the world, with an eye to relocation, will consider the kind of compensatory pay they’ll need to offer their employees. Cities are being challenged, therefore, to offer an attractive environment for foreign investors.

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How to Move to France from UK

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HOW TO MOVE TO FRANCE FROM UK

Wondering How to Move to France From the UK?

Schepens has moved countless families to beautiful locations across France. We love the fact that however many clients we work with, every single move we manage is unique. One common factor, however, is the moment when the sheer volume of preparation for moving threatens to become overwhelming. We’ve learnt to recognise the onset of this moment, and we’ve created a checklist – based on our experience – to help out.

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Living in Belgium Pros and Cons

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Belgium Pros and Cons

Living in Belgium Pros and Cons

Schepens European Removals has over a century of experience moving families from the UK to Belgium, and vice versa.  Over the past 25 years we’ve mostly been moving professionals to one of the major cities for work, or supporting businesses relocating to Belgium. We’re always interested in our clients’ experience of living or working in a European country, so we asked them for their top tips when it comes to living in Belgium pros and cons.

Here are the 5 pros and cons that came up most regularly.

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Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

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Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

Schepens has been moving clients between Sweden, the UK and locations across Europe, for over 100 years now. It’s a stunning country, and one of the UK’s nearest neighbours. Despite its proximity, however, Swedish culture is very different from that of the UK. To test out just how different, we asked a number of our clients who’d lived in Sweden to share their ‘pros and cons’. Here’s our list of the most popular responses in each category.

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