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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.

Making Moving Easy

Moving to Germany successfully from the UK can be achieved in many different ways and using many different removal companies. If you want the best chance of a seamless moving experience or if you have special needs such as either modest or grand requirements, we at European Removal Experts believe we can offer the service that you require.

By specialising in moves between the UK and the European continent, we are able to make moving to Germany as seamless as possible. We are a London-based company as this is the perfect location for our operation. We are close to hand for the most densely populated area of the UK and conveniently close to the most common route for travelling between the UK and mainland Europe.

When moving to Germany the types of things that you will need to consider are how you wish to plan your move. Some people will want the entire house move experience to be handled for them from packing to unloading whilst others may select a range of specific items to be moved on their behalf for them and handling the rest themselves.

If renting a furnished property, moving to Germany may simply mean moving your more personal belongings and possibly a certain key piece of furniture without which life would simply not be the same. For these reasons, we offer a variety of services. If cost is an issue, goods can be moved on a shared container basis rather than in a dedicated removal vehicle. Even if you do use a dedicated van, less key items could be moved at a later date using our shared shipments. This may also create a need for storage which is also a service that we offer. A well planned move with an experienced removal firm will make moving to Germany as easy as ABC.

European Removal Experts Discount Holland/Switzerland To UK Trips

European Removal Experts, who can help their clients with personal and affordable services if they’re considering moving to Holland, Germany, France or any other EU zone, are offering discounts on trips from Holland or Switzerland back to the United Kingdom.

European Removal Experts are one of the leading removals companies in Europe, covering a vast majority of EU territories for affordable prices. They regularly update the ‘discount’ section of their website with their latest travel deals and offers, and are currently offering exclusive discounts for those travelling to the United Kingdom from Holland and Switzerland.

Those relocating to Switzerland or making a long, arduous trip to Holland with a removals van may not be looking forward to making a lengthy trip back to the United Kingdom after the all of the stress and hassle involved during the moving process. European Removal Experts can ease the pain by offering discounts on their travelling service back to the UK, with varying deals available based on the capacity of items they are carrying with them on the journey home.

“Moving house or business at home in the United Kingdom is troublesome enough, but dealing with international removals is a different game entirely,” comments Christian Popovici of European Removal Experts. “After transporting all of your belongings across Europe to places such as Holland or Switzerland you’re bound to be tired, but need to make arrangements to get back to the UK ASAP. Luckily we can help to make arrangements for you through our current discounts at European Removal Experts. You can visit our website for more details or telephone us for a free quote.”


European Removal Experts Now Offer Storage Services

European Removal Experts, a London-based removals company serving clients moving to France, Spain and across the EU for domestic, business and educational purposes, now also offer storage facilities for people who use their service.

Moving abroad from the United Kingdom can be a trying time as there are a lot of plans to make and matters to organise. One such consideration may be delivering items that are of a higher priority than others to their new premises and, as such, will have sectioned off their goods into categories. They may need to consider a storage solution for items they do not wish to be in immediate transit.

The benefits of using European Removal Experts’s storage facilities are that they will take good care of all items that are put in stock and will deliver them to an address on a pre-specified date of the client’s choosing.

“We want to assure our clients that we will make every effort to ensure their relocation is as smooth as possible,” comments Christian Popovici of European Removal Experts. “There may be certain times whereby they will have an abundance of stock and need certain items at their new European premises with immediate effect. Our storage facilities are safe and secure, and we will deliver your remaining goods as and when you require them to your new address.”