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    Are you look for removals to the Netherlands or Holland as it is also known? This small progressive country in western Europe boasts a very high standard of living and great working opportunities.

    Moving to the Netherlands as an EU citizen is an uncomplicated process. Regardless of the size of your move you will need help planning and executing it. Choosing a good removals company will help to take at least some of the pressure off your shoulders.

    GoodMove are international relocation experts and have moved thousands of families around the world. Our fully trained removals staff will do all the hard work for you. Packing, lifting, loading and transporting your belongings to your new home in the Netherlands.

    Call us today for a free no obligation quote or fill in the form above and we’ll contact you at a convenient time.

    Why Choose Us for Removals to the Netherlands?

    Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.

    We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials to avoid any damage in transit:

    • Boxes
    • Packing Paper
    • Packing Cases
    • Book Cartons
    • Packing Tape
    • Wine dividers
    • Acid free paper (for silverware)
    • Portable Wardrobes
    • Bubble Wrap

    Once we ascertain the total volume of effects we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day. We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions.

    Why Move to the Netherlands?

    When people think of moving to Holland they often think of its illustrious capital city: Amsterdam. With winding river canals decorated with cosy coffee shops and bicycle racks, Amsterdam seems like a throwback to a bygone era.

    The name ‘Holland’ only refers to the northern parts of the Netherlands. As such, there is much more to the Netherlands than its free-spirited capital city:

    Living standards are some of the highest in Europe. The country enjoys a relatively stable economy backed by plenty of foreign investment and advantageous tax conditions.

    Straight talking and open mindset.  The Dutch are an innovative nation that value openness.

    The Dutch strive for an egalitarian society based on their ‘live and let live’ attitude, inclusive culture and lack of class system.

    No shortage of green spaces. In the spring time you can cycle through and marvel at the millions of beautifully coloured tulips.

    Incredibly well connected with efficient high speed rail systems linking the Netherlands to Belgium, France, Germany and beyond.

    Working in the Netherlands

    As the UK is still currently part of the EU, you are legally entitled to stay and look for work in Holland without applying for a visa.

    There are lots of opportunities for expats to work in Holland. There are a wide range of international and multinational companies based here – Dutch multinationals include ING Group, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Unilever, Philips and Heineken.

    Highly skilled workers (also called ‘knowledge workers’) are in great demand, so much so that there is a fast-track immigration process to get them in, plus tax benefits (the ‘30 percent tax ruling’) for some international employees.

    This group includes engineers, those with technical skills, IT specialists, and those working in finance. People with experience working in sales, marketing and customer service are also welcome.

    Property Prices in the Netherlands

    As EU citizen, Brits can purchase property in Holland without restrictions. The average cost per square metre to buy a one-bedroom apartment ranges from €2752-4034 (£2433-3567).

    It is much cheaper to live in the non-urban areas, and cities like Amsterdam and The Hague can be very expensive.

    Around 60% of Dutch people own their property with a huge proportion choosing to rent. Renting is big business but is also incredibly competitive. If you intend to rent, for a one bedroomed apartment you can expect to pay between €739-976 (£653-863) per month.

    Schools in the Netherlands

    The country has a strong, well-balanced education system that offers a high-quality education. The Dutch boast one of the high proportion of citizens holding a higher education qualification or higher.

    The Dutch education system is firmly focused on offering an element of choice to both parents and pupils alike. The Netherlands has a huge choice of schools, whether you choose a state, private or international school.

    All children who live in Holland or the Netherlands can attend public school. Teaching standards are generally high, and schools are efficiently run.

    Travel in the Netherlands

    Every city in the Netherlands is well connected by trains, busses and trams. Driving is very expensive and is generally avoided in most major cities.

    Most people opt to cycle which is a huge way of life in the Netherlands and is well catered for. Dedicated cycle paths are common. They are often regulated with their own set of rules and systems, including traffic lights.

    If you opt for driving in Holland, you will need to note the following:

    • You must have a valid UK or International driving licence.
    • Traffic drives on the right — the roads are very good but can be rather congested.
    • The speed limit in built-up urban areas is 32mph (50kph), with some zones limited to 19mph (30kph).

    For further information for road travel visit the following very helpful RAC website which has guidance on driving in the Netherlands.

    Healthcare in the Netherlands

    The Dutch healthcare system is very well organised. All residents and tax payers in the Netherlands must have medical insurance from a private health insurance company. The government funds all long-term health treatment through tax, while private companies cover short-term treatment.

    Dutch medical schemes have to offer certain basic services for a monthly fee and aren’t allowed to refuse anyone based on risk.

    Belonging to a scheme is compulsory for all residents, including expats with permanent residency. Private schemes are also partially funded by employers. It is well worth enquiring with them therefore if you are moving as part of an agreed relocation package.

    Pharmacies (apothekens) can be found throughout the Netherlands and stock both prescription and non-prescription medications. Most are open 9am – 5.30 with a late-night rota for emergencies.

    Local Currency

    The Netherlands, like the other countries in the eurozone, uses the euro (€) as its official currency.

    ATMs are widespread across cities and towns and are called Geldautomatts. Almost all banks have ATMs located inside their lobbies and they take practically all UK cards.

    Shipping My Effects to the Netherlands

    The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially when relocating abroad. GoodMove has over 35 years of experience in the removal industry, can help make the process run a lot smoother.

    We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation. The qualified surveyors will able to answer any of the questions you may have and offer advice where necessary.

    The purpose of the survey is to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. We calculate the cost of shipment based on the space your effects will take up in the container. Following the visit, you will receive a no obligation written quotation.

    Export Packing for Removals to the Netherlands from UK

    During your door to door service, your possessions will be given the utmost respect and care. Our experienced teams located across the UK will pack and prepare your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture ready for export.

    We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. All china and glassware is wrapped in special paper and then packed in double-thickness cartons.

    Furniture is wrapped in bubble blanket for extra protection and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, placed into made-to-measure wooden crates.

    Upon arrival at your residence in France, our trusted agents will place boxes and furniture in appropriate rooms as directed. They will unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.


    You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving abroad. For example, if you are only moving short term for work, or are going to be renting for a period initially.

    GoodMove has storage facilities at all our branch depots across the UK. Our depots offer secure containerised storage in personally dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. Just speak to our surveyor for further information.

    Our partners in the Netherlands can also offer you storage. You can arrange the delivery of certain items and once settled in your new home, the rest can follow. Please note that storage rates may apply.

    Contacting GoodMove

    For further information on our removals service to the Netherlands, or any other international destination, contact our international office. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.

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