Living in Copenhagen

Living in Copenhagen

Living in Copenhagen

Imagine living in a city where the traffic problems centre around too many bicycles! Copenhagen is a perennially popular city with expats because of its green credentials, its reputation for being the one of the happiest cities to live in, and its multiculturalism. It’s also notched up a reputation for having low crime rates and therefore being the 5th safest city in the world.

Schepens has been moving families to Copenhagen for over a century now, and we love spending time in this beautiful city. We don’t live there permanently, though. So we asked some of our former clients, who now reside permanently in Copenhagen, what it’s like to live there. Here are some of their responses:

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Living in Gothenburg

Living in Gothenburg

Living in Gothenburg

Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, is home to the country’s busiest industrial harbour. And if you’d visited the city a couple of decades ago, that would have been the headline. Over the past 20 years though, Gothenburg has transformed itself from an industry base to a 21st century city that’s a great place to settle in.

As of 2019 there were 210,000 expats living and working in Gothenburg. As Sweden’s second-biggest city there’s plenty of companies with making the city their base, with Volvo being the best known. But are the economic opportunities the only reason to settle there? We asked some of our clients, now with homes in the city, what it’s like living in Gothenburg, day-to-day.

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Working in Hamburg

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Working in Hamburg

Working in Hamburg

If you’re thinking of moving to Germany to find work, Hamburg is one of the cities you’ll probably be considering. It’s home to a large community of expats from every corner of the globe, the majority of whom have moved there for work. Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city, and one of Europe’s most influential economic hubs.

Schepens makes the journey to northern Germany regularly, so we’re one of the leading providers of removals to Hamburg. Many of our clients move to this beautiful city to work in one of the world class research centres, as consultants to German businesses, or for one of the many International Schools. Others move with a partner and need to find appropriate work once they arrive.

We asked them what advice they would offer to expats looking to work in Hamburg. Here’s some of their responses:

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Moving to Copenhagen From UK

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removals to Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of the safest cities in the worlds, according to the Safe Cities Index, and it’s one of the greenest. Bikes now outnumber cars in the city centre, making it a hub for personal health, too. Oh, and it’s the capital of the world’s happiest country. Denmark has topped the World Happiness Index a number of times now, and is currently sitting in the number two spot,  just behind its neighbour Finland.

Indexes, reports and awards are all well and good, but what’s it like for expats who’re moving to Copenhagen from the UK? We thought we’d talk to some of the many clients we’ve helped with removals to Copenhagen. We asked them what it’s like to live in the city, and what advice they can give to expats about to take the plunge!

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Moving to Utrecht

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Moving to Utrecht

Moving to Utrecht

Utrecht, located on the banks of the River Rhine, has been the beating heart of religious life in the Netherlands since the 8th century. Now it’s a resolutely modern city, and a diverse university town, which wears its history proudly. The centre of Utrecht – originally a medieval fortified city – is surrounded by water in the form of canals. This area, dominated by the Dom tower provides endless possibilities for wandering, contemplating the world with a cup of coffee, or exploring the historical roots of this quintessentially Dutch city.

So what’s it like to live in Utrecht? We asked some clients we’ve helped move to the city. Here’s what they have to say:


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Living in Bremen

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Living in Bremen

Living in Bremen

Bremen has the distinction of being named in one of stories written by the Brothers Grimm: The Town Musicians of Bremen. In the folk tale, four animals that have outlived their usefulness to their masters, decide to move to Bremen, live freely and become musicians. For expats the move to Bremen is more likely to be about work, rather than freedom from it. Nevertheless, experiencing a new city can feel like being offered a stimulating, fresh perspective on the world.

Expats now living in Bremen, tell us what it’s like to live and work in a city that is medieval in origin, but decisively 21st century in its aspirations:


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Overseas Moving Services

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Overseas Moving Services

Overseas Moving Services

Moving overseas is life-changing and can offer new opportunities, lifestyles and careers. Nevertheless, relocating overseas, especially to a different continent can also be stressful. Schepens has been providing a professional and cost-effective overseas removals service for over 100 years now.

As a leading, 4th generation overseas moving company, we have a great deal of experience and expertise in international removals; ensuring that your shipped goods arrive on time and securely at your destination.

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Removals to Ticino

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removals to Ticino

Removals to Ticino

Located in Switzerland, Ticino is a southern Italian-speaking region, but you’ll also commonly hear English, German and French spoken as well. The biggest cities in Ticino are Lugano, Bellinzona, Locarno and Medrisio. This is an area with a strong economic framework for development and innovation which means the region can effectively compete in national and international areas. With a natural, picturesque beauty, a mild climate, and the highest annual sunshine in Switzerland, moving to Ticino is highly popular among British expats.

Take the strain off by investing in a professional European removals company. Schepens are a leading moving company, performing regular removals to Ticino, Switzerland.


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Removals to Seville

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Removals to Seville

Removals to Seville

Seville is a picturesque city with a typical Spanish tradition of flamenco, fiestas, and siestas characterised by Hispanic passion. The city, located Southern Spain, is rooted in Arabian heritage with a dramatic Roman history. Whilst Seville is a large city, its friendly community charm creates the impression of a much smaller town for visitors, and offers a slower pace of life than many other European cities..

Schepens have supported many families moving to Seville over the years, and we always enjoy hearing how expats have settled in. Here are a section of thoughts they have about the city.

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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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