Moving to Amsterdam | Amsterdam Moving Guide
Moving to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city known for its vibrant culture, friendly people, and exciting nightlife. It is also known for having a prosperous economy and high standard of living. Thousands of people are relocating to Amsterdam each year to enjoy this wonderful city and the incredible lifestyle it provides.
If you are making the move to Amsterdam this year, make use of a professional Amsterdam removals company like Schepens. We make moving to Amsterdam simple!
Speak to us today on 01794 323558 to book a free, no obligation removals quote for your move to Amsterdam.
We are a family owned company that has been performing removals to Amsterdam for decades. Our talented removers are trained to British Association of Removers standards — the industry’s leading standard for professional removals. Our adherence to these rigorous standards helps to ensure that our removals are performed safely and efficiently.
This article will share some information about Amsterdam and provide a short Amsterdam moving guide. We’ll also explain why Schepens is the best choice for moving to Amsterdam!
Why are so many people moving to Amsterdam from the UK?
Amsterdam is a unique city that offers residents an incredible lifestyle. Here are a few reasons why so many people are moving to Amsterdam from the UK:
Amsterdam is a beautiful city
Amsterdam is stunning city that contains many green spaces, natural waterways and beautiful buildings. The city has been designed to be people-friendly, with footpaths and cycle paths everywhere. It’s easy to see why the residents of Amsterdam are so relaxed and happy!
Amsterdam has a strong economy
Amsterdam is the most important location in the Netherlands for doing business. It has a powerful economy that is one of the best-performing in the EU. There are many successful industries in Amsterdam including finance, technology, pharmaceuticals, media, manufacturing, tourism, fashion, and transportation.
Amsterdam has a vibrant culture
There are many museums, libraries, art galleries, and performance venues located throughout Amsterdam. The residents of Amsterdam love the arts and enjoy celebrating the city’s diverse culture. You will never run out of exciting cultural events to enjoy while living in the city.
Amsterdam has excellent schools
If your entire family is moving to Amsterdam you will be delighted to learn that the schools are very good. Some of the best schools in Amsterdam include:
- British School of Amsterdam
- Amsterdam International Community School
- International School Amsterdam
- School for Dutch
Amsterdam moving guide
Here is a short Amsterdam moving guide with some useful tips!
Get rid of excess possessions
Moving internationally is always easier if you are taking less things with you. Take a closer look at the items you will be taking to Amsterdam. Are there items which you no longer use? Consider selling, donating, or discarding those items. By minimising the amount of cargo you are moving, your journey to Amsterdam will be much simpler.
Collect your necessary documentation
You will need certain documentation to move to Amsterdam. This includes proof of identity like your birth certificate, marriage certificate, driver’s license and so on. You will also need to bring medical documentation, work references, trade certificates, school certificates and more. Gather all of these items together and place them in a central location so they are easy to find when you need them.
Prepare your accommodation before you arrive
Amsterdam is a very popular city and there is high demand for accommodation. You should find suitable accommodation well in advance of your move date. In addition, you should ensure all utility services are connected to your new home well before the move date.
Arriving in Amsterdam
When you arrive in Amsterdam will need to:
- Register yourself with the local UK embassy
- Open a new Amsterdam bank account
- Register with the local municipality to obtain a citizen service number (mandatory)
- Collect your residence permit or work permit (required for stays of longer than 3 months)
- Purchase health insurance (mandatory)
- Register for a driver’s license if you need one
Some helpful resource for moving to Amsterdam
Here are a few useful resources to help you move to Amsterdam.
- Tips for buying a house in the Netherlands
- Dutch education system
- The Just Landed guide to the Netherlands
- How to buy a house in the Netherlands
- The education system in the Netherlands
- Moving to the Netherlands, a Guide to Dutch visas and permits
Why use Schepens when moving to Amsterdam?
Schepens is an experienced UK to Amsterdam removals company that has helped hundreds of clients relocating to Amsterdam. Our team will make the entire process simple! Some other reasons to choose Schepens for removals to Amsterdam include:
Schepens is a company you can trust
We are a family-owned 4th-generation European removals company that moves thousands of tons of cargo each year. We have established a stellar reputation for world-class customer service, professionalism, and reliability for all moves to the Netherlands. When you choose Schepens for Amsterdam removals, you are choosing a company you know you can trust.
Our customer service is second to none
Schepens provides all clients with an incredible level of customer service. We are responsive to all client’s questions and provide answers in a timely fashion. When the removal is being performed, we are constantly available to provide you with updates on its progress.
We make relocating to Amsterdam affordable
Our company is one of the largest European removals companies servicing Amsterdam. The scale of our operation helps us obtain excellent operational efficiencies, which brings down the cost of our service. You will find that Schepens is one of the most affordable options for an Amsterdam relocation.
Amsterdam removals performed by our specialist fleet
We operate a large fleet of modern removals vehicles. They are specialised vehicles that are designed to safely move cargo over long distances. Each vehicle has an adjustable barring system, air ride suspension, and security alarms to keep your cargo safe. All vehicles are driven by trained professionals with years of experience.