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Moving from the UK to the Netherlands
The Netherlands is currently ranked 6th on the global quality of life index, scoring highly for its health service, its public safety, high employment rates and life satisfaction levels. The laid back café culture, and historic canal side architecture of Amsterdam tends to steal the limelight for visitors to the region, but there’s much more to experience. The canals stretch for miles through glorious lowlands, and virtually every city is a cultural, commercial and historic delight to explore.
It’s a popular destination for British expats who have either moved there for work, to study, or to start a new life not too far from the UK. The Netherlands attracts high levels of foreign investment and has amongst the highest per capita incomes. It’s also one of the most liberal European countries; cultural diversity is celebrated, and it was the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in 2001.
Speak to us today on 01794 323558 to book a free, no obligation removals quote for your move to the Netherlands.
Choose Schepens for Your Removals to the Netherlands
Whatever your reasons for moving from UK to the Netherlands, you’ll most probably be looking for an experienced removals company with extensive local knowledge of the country. Schepens has been helping to move people to this beautiful part of the world for over a century now. We’re a 4th generation, family-run business with the long-standing goal of providing stress-free moves for our customers.
Schepens believes in taking individual care of every single client, and we manage that by allocating a dedicated Move Co-ordinator right from the start. This is someone with extensive experience of European removals, who can help you to create your unique removals plan. The purpose of the plan is to plot the deadlines leading up to your move, and help you to decide which of the many services we offer you will require.
Schepens for Netherlands Removals and Storage
Our goal is to ensure the trouble-free arrival of all your goods where and when you need them in order to move into your new home. We transport regular shipping consignments to the Netherlands in our European fleet of road train vehicles. This means we can offer flexible scheduling, and offer the option of dedicated or shared containers, dependent on your needs.
If you are moving to the Netherlands to study, or for work, you may wish to place some of your furniture and goods in storage in the UK. Schepens offers a door-to-door storage service and a secure storage facility. If you have any non-standard items you wish to move, such as a piano, fine art, or a valuable antique, your Move-Co-ordinator will work through the details with you, and provide a bespoke moving process.
Obtaining a Residence Permit
At present, whilst we are members of the EU, there is no requirement to apply for a visa to enter the Netherlands. If you’re staying longer than 4 months, it’s necessary to register for a citizen service number. This is called a burgerservicenummer or BSN and it allows you to open a bank account and obtain healthcare.
Health Insurance in the Netherlands
Public health insurance is mandatory for all Dutch residents to access their highly rated healthcare services. Private health insurance is recommended should you require specialist healthcare services. The cost of the public health insurance is higher than the UK’s national insurance because more than 10% of GDP is spent on health to ensure ongoing excellence. Almost all Dutch doctors speak English.
Education in the Netherlands
When it comes to education the keyword is choice in the Netherlands. All young people are required by law to attend school between the ages 5-18 but there’s a range of options to choose from. Free primary and secondary schools are available to everyone, however around two thirds of Dutch students attend independent private schools. For a UK style curriculum there are also plenty of independent schools.
A Range of Schepens Services
Relatively few movers are experienced in managing European removals and the process can seem daunting. Your Move Co-ordinator will be able to take you through the paperwork, and logistics. They will also work with you to create a bespoke removals package, based on your specific needs. Schepens offers a range of services for you to choose from:
- Packing – our BAR trained professional packers are a cost-effective, time saving option to consider. They can pack your whole house, just one room, to help out on moving day. If you would prefer to pack yourself, we will provide you with professional packing materials.
- Insurance – your goods are fully insured by Schepens whilst they are in transit. Should you want additional policies, for peace of mind, we can arrange accidental damage of extended liability cover.
- Storage – anything you wish to store can be housed in Schepens’ owned secure storage facilities. A container is delivered to your door, sealed when packed, and transported to our temperature and humidity controlled storage warehouse.
- Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Schepens takes pride in providing flawless removals for our clients. Where problems do occur, our uniformed removals teams are trained to be proactive in finding effective solutions fast. We have a great track record for European removals. Feedback tells us that paying detailed attention to every move, and anticipating the needs of customers is greatly appreciated.
Orientate yourself to the laid back culture of the Netherlands by letting Schepens take the strain. We promise stress free European removals.