Before arrival in the Netherlands

Schipol Airport

Van Lienden Schiphol

Required documents and authentication

Van Lienden can help and advise you with the collation of required documents and document legalization procedures. Translation work is available where required.

Setting an arrival and start date

Van Lienden will advise you and your employee about a realistic arrival and start date. It is important that your employee has sufficient time to move and to arrange the necessary paperwork and obtain a visa via Immigration (IND) .


Van Lienden can organize a total relocation package. We will advise you about relocation options so that you can make an informed choice, and work with you so that you get quality relocation at the right price.

We have extensive experience of relocating pets and the import of vehicles. We can also assist with relocation of special valuable objects such as artwork and large musical instruments e.g. pianos.

Housing and living in the Netherlands

Van Lienden can guide and advise your new employee regarding suitable housing. If you would prefer to do this yourselves, we can help you with the process of defining realistic expectations for housing needs and give advice about finding suitable housing. We can also give your new employee information about living in he Netherlands and advise regarding transport and mobility. We can arrange a ‘learn to cycle’ course. If you wish, we can find and look round selected accommodation with your employee so that a suitable house or apartment where they feel at home can quickly be found.

We can then oversee the rental contract process and the setting up of a removal date. In case of any loss or damage of their possessions during removal we can pursue the removal company on your behalf for recovery or reimbursement.

Customs and vehicle import

Van Lienden can assist your employee with the license for tax free import of household goods and cars or motorcycles from a non-EU country.

We can assist you with the procedure to obtain a Dutch license plate.