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Use A Firm Experienced In Overseas Removals

You may have occasionally heard it declared that moving house can be one of the most stressful undertakings known to humankind.  Admittedly this claim might be slightly over egging the cake – however, short of wars and natural disasters it does fairly succinctly capture the fact that moving house can be, and frequently is, very stressful. Add in the complications of not simply moving down the road or even to another UK town but to mainland Europe and clearly there is a whole new layer of potential trouble ahead.

Whether moving to France, moving to Germany or any other EU country, where you will benefit in making the whole experience much more straightforward is employing the services of a company that specialises in moving between mainland Europe and the UK. At European Removal Experts Ltd, we are a London based company that specialises in exactly this type of removal. In exactly the same way that you don’t visit the local English Chip shop for a sampling of Poulet et Frites, you shouldn’t be looking to a typical UK removal firm to help you navigate the roads and customs of moving to France.

The service offered is scalable to your needs and we offer removal of single items of furniture or complete or part loads to first, second or even third homes. Our service can assist in passing your belongings through customs with minimal effort and most importantly it can be ensured that either your handful of boxes or the entire house contents arrive at their destination when they are needed and in good order.

When moving to France or other European countries, the basic job of moving physical items may be the same, but the cultures, rules and expectations are not, so rather than be the guinea pig for a UK company to experiment with, choose a specialist provider.

European Attractions

Moving to a new place is daunting etc, but really the best option is to pull your finger out, remind your fretful emotions just how many people would kill to be in your foreign shoes, and go exploring!

Germany
Relocating to Germany is going to give you wonderful access to, amongst other things, some of the best castles in the world. “Neuschwanstein” is arguably the most famous. King Ludwig II designed this flamboyant castle in 1869. In a lovely little fit of eccentricity he employed a theatre set designer instead of an architect. Upon moving to Germany, could you do the same?

France
The French Riviera (Cannes, Nice etc.) is astoundingly beautiful and relaxing. A trip over to the island of Corsica is primarily a popular French jaunt, reminiscent of the way we view somewhere like Cornwall – relaxing, inviting and stunning.

Holland
Moving to Holland is perhaps one of the lowest culture shock risks within Europe. Amongst the history of clogs, windmills and tulip fields, new Dutch culture is blossoming marvellously. Art and music festivals like “Festival aan de Werf” in Utrecht are amongst the most contemporary and unique in the world. The Dutch love festivals – flowers, marches, music, films, clothes, windmills, arts, bicycles – everything has its own celebratory event. Maybe your move to Holland will inspire them to throw a festival in your honour!

Belgium
Cities like Brussels and Antwerp are as chic as they come. The architecture, culture and people are classic and inimitable thanks to the influences of Belgium’s neighbouring countries.

Let’s Go Dutch!

So, you’re moving to Holland. At European Removal Experts, we applaud your decision! Whether you are moving to Holland to experience the unique culture, to immerse yourself in the world-famous Dutch electronic dance scene, to be able to attend every Ajax home match or because of a more commercial yet equally positive reason such as joining a new job, meeting a friend or setting up a new business, European Removal Experts are your best choice for the safe and secure removal of all of your important furniture, documents, electronic equipment and household items.

We have vans and trucks with various storage capacities, so no matter how many of your possessions are winging their way over to Holland, you can rest assured that our highly-trained staff and fully insured vehicles will ensure that they arrive safely. We can imagine that there are many benefits in relocating to Holland: a more relaxed and stimulating culture perhaps, a vibrant arts scene and some beautiful natural scenery. Whatever your reason go for moving to Holland, European Removal Experts can guarantee that our professional service will allow you to make a smooth transition and blend seamlessly into the fabulous Dutch culture.

Here at Europe we wish you every luck in your new life, country and home. However, we understand how daunting moving home can be and we aim to make this process as simple for you as possible. So, please phone us for friendly advice and an instant quote today, and let’s all go Dutch with European Removal Experts!

Going Dutch

If you are moving to Holland and you are intending to find a job when you get there, the first thing to say is Good Luck! As with most countries at the moment, finding work isn’t as easy as it used to be just a couple of years ago, so if you are moving to Holland, or moving to France for that matter, it’s probably best to find employment before you leave. Having said that, if you are moving to Holland and are prepared to put the work in to find a job, there are a couple of ways you can look for work.

The public employment service – or the CWI, which is the Centre for Work and Income –  plays a huge role in the Dutch labour market as they help people find jobs in a similar way to the JobCentre here in the UK.

The staff at the CWI are very involved and will give as much help as you ask for when looking for a job, whether you are Dutch or moving to Holland from another country.

To get help from the CWI you need the equivalent of our national insurance number.  Every Dutch citizen obtains a personal registration number, called a SOFI-nummer, at the age of fourteen. Those moving to Holland can get a SOFI-nummer at the local tax office.

The bottom line is that, when it comes to moving to Holland, you will find the same problems – and solutions – as you will find here when you are looking for a job, so good luck!

Holland: More than just a Great Weekend Destination!

A city like Amsterdam has a strong reputation as a weekend destination, however there is much more to Holland than great weekend breaks! And moving to Holland could be one of the best life decisions that you will ever make.

Firstly, on a technical point, Holland is actually the name of a Western part of the Netherlands, however in this instance – and quite commonly – Holland shall mean the Netherlands! And with this in mind, it really is true to say that there is more to Holland than you think.

Of course Amsterdam alone is a good reason for moving to Holland, with its unrivalled nightlife, its laid back attitude and its impressive cultural credentials; however, whilst anyone moving to Holland will fall in love with Amsterdam, there is more to the Netherlands than one city.

In stark contrast to the bright lights and bicycles of Amsterdam, the Netherlands is also home to some of the most unique landscapes in the whole of Europe; and in fact much of what is now known as the Netherlands has been reclaimed from the sea – which means that a large part of Holland is in fact below sea-level.

This, combined with open expanses, makes Holland a truly awe inspiring place to live – and that’s why relocating to Holland could be the best decision you ever make!

Of course, whilst Holland may be a short flight away, moving your possessions there will still be a challenge – which is where European Removal Experts comes in. We have a strong commitment to getting you to exactly wherever you want to be in Europe.

A Year In Europe

Most British Universities offer degrees that require students to spend a year in a European country. Generally the degrees are either language or business based but either way moving to France, moving to Germany, or moving to Holland or whichever country is involved, can be a great adventure. Even with the best intentions of keeping the stuff you take when you are moving to Germany to a minimum you may find that you need to take more than you first thought.

Shipping personal belongings to another European country doesn’t have to break the bank, generally you can find a removals company, like us at European Removal Experts, who will have space for a part-load. This is when they move more than one person’s goods in the same vehicle and because the cost is divided it makes it cheaper when you are moving to France for your year’s experience. If you are moving with friends on the same course then you could get together to move everything in one load and split the costs.

Of course you are likely to find that even if you get there with very little you will pick up rather a lot of stuff in the year that you are there and we often find that we are called in to help people move all their accumulated things back to the UK, after all we do have removal vans going both ways. So you don’t have to give up all those wonderful things you bought you can bring them back to be treasured for a life time. When you are ready to make your move just get it all wrapped and boxed up and we can do the rest for you so you can concentrate on more important things like studying, or a night out in a great bar.

Making the Move to Rustic Germany

Whilst moving to Germany or moving to Holland etc will afford you with the same kinds of challenges wherever your going, one of the remarkable things about Europe is that despite the close proximity of nations, there is an unrivalled diversity of cultures and languages.

Perhaps less celebrated than other destinations is rustic Germany, not only for its majestic countryside, but also for is more than similarity to the vernal hills of the English countryside.  However, unlike the UK, which of course is an island, Germany is slap bang In the middle of Europe and therefore by moving to Germany you are literally moving to the centre of Europe.

There is definitely a cliched idea about the German countryside: i.e. Alpine landscapes trawled by ramblers in Lederhosen, however just as the UK has a hugely diverse environment, so does Germany. For example, by moving to Germany you will be moving to a country that not only has Alpine mountain ranges, but also sandy beaches at the Baltic sea.

So, whilst Germany is the strongest economy in Europe there are more reasons to become an emigre than this – and rustic Germany is one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world, let alone Europe. And therefore anyone considering relocating to Germany would do well to consider a rustic location.

At European Removal Experts wherever your destination, whether its rustic Germany or a vibrant capital city like Paris, we are committed to making the moving process as simple and effective as it can be!

European Capitals: The Best in the World

Europe has a lot of things going for it – liberal attitudes, a rich cultural heritage – however, the shinning stars in the European experience have to be its capitals, which, quite frankly, are some of the best capital cities on the entire planet.

Berlin

Anyone considering moving to Germany should really consider Berlin. As not only is it at geographical centre of the whole of Europe, but it is also a bonafide cultural epicentre in its own right; and with world beating nightlife and 153 museums, Berlin truly is a world capital of culture.

Amsterdam

Whilst capitals like London or Berlin are world renowned, Europe is also home to less well known but equally fulfilling capital cities; the best of these less pronounced gems is arguably Amsterdam – why? Well whilst it has a cultural heritage to rival any other city in Europe, it really shines when it comes to nightlife. And as the most laid back capital in the world, anyone moving to Holland should really consider moving to Amsterdam.

Paris

Great capitals will speak to you on a deeply personal level, and therefore everyone will have their own favorites, and their own reasons for it being their favourite – however, a sure contender for the best capital on the planet has to be Paris, with its cultural landmarks such as the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, as well as that certain “je ne sais quoi” that makes a truly great capital.

At European Removal Experts whether you moving to Germany to live an artists life in Berlin or moving to Holland to live the high life in Amsterdam, we like to think we take the hassle out of moving day – getting you there to start your new life as you mean to go on.

Those Tricky Swiss

Moving to Switzerland is in many ways, very similar to moving to any UK address but with a longer distance to cover. The way in which it differs greatly from a UK house move, or even moving to Germany or France for example is in the need for detailed customs practices to be adhered to.

Switzerland has a fairly unique culture and a high standard of living in a beautiful environment. In order to maintain this, they do have a culture of rules and regulations that can appear prohibitive if you do not understand the correct way to navigate them. This should not be mis-interpreted as a negative statement about Switzerland; it is a very desirable place to live but you are required to respect their rules and regulations. They do have strict customs rules and for a successful move you will need to adhere to them.

The best method to navigate these rules when moving to Switzerland is to use a removal firm that specialises in such international moves and understands these rules and regulations. At European Removal Experts, we possess these credentials and will be able to assist you with any scale of move to the continent. This move may be moving to France, moving to Spain or moving to Switzerland or one of many other European destinations as well as Switzerland.

Some house moves will necessitate a dedicated van and full packing service but others may only require the moving of a select few items. With varying deadlines and schedules for each move, flexibility and a range of moving options is key to being a great removal service provider. We are able to include a period of Long and Short Term Storage with many of our house move options and aim to deliver what you need from your house move experience.

Reasons to Relocate

These days, relocation is on the rise. It isn’t hard to see why either as moving abroad can be a fantastic decision, and if you’re thinking of moving yourself here are a few reasons to tip the scales.

• The food. England isn’t always known for its top-class food, but France certainly is. All you gourmets out there will be in your element if you considered moving to France, and you can experience the delights of French cuisine every single day.

• The scenery. We do have some spectacular scenery in the UK, but can it really rival the Alps? If you have a love of skiing or of breathtaking views then moving to France or Switzerland could well be for you.

• The culture. You’ve lived in the UK all your life, so you know what it’s all about. But are you familiar with the cultures of the Netherlands, Switzerland or Germany? If you’d like to experience something completely different, then moving to Holland could be a great idea.

• The way of life. Britain is an incredibly fast paced society, and sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and take stock of everything. By relocating abroad, perhaps by relocating to Holland or Switzerland, you’ll be able to enjoy a much more peaceful way of life – particularly if you choose somewhere off the beaten track.

These are just a few reasons that you should relocate, and there are many more besides. So what are you waiting for? Pick your country and start your new life abroad, and remember to get in touch with us here at European Removal Experts to make the whole process as stress-free as possible.