We can meet your employee at Schiphol airport and escort them to the location you have arranged for them.
Immigration service (IND) visit
We will go with the new expat to collect their residency card soon as possible. We will check the document immediately, and in case of errors we will ask Immigration (IND) to correct the document at their cost.
If there are other interviews that your employee needs to have at the immigration services, we will schedule those on the same day and assist and translate as necessary.
At the city hall/ council office
Van Lienden Relocation will asssist your employee at City hall and/or the expat centre. The main priority is to acquire the BSN number (Burgerservice nummer.) This number is necessary to arrange salary payments and health insurance. In most cases, after registration of the relevant documents at the Gemeente ( council office) the BSN number is issued immediately.
The BSN is also required for application of the 30% ruling. This ruling will reduce the amount of income tax and is a priority for most of our clients. Van Lienden Relocation can apply for the 30% ruling on your behalf.
If you do not have company housing available, Van Lienden can guide and advise your expat regarding suitable housing. If they would prefer to do this themselves, we can help them with the process of defining realistic expectations for housing needs and give advice about finding suitable housing. We can also give them information about living in the Netherlands and advise regarding transport and mobility. We can arrange a ‘learn to cycle’ course. If you wish, we can find and look around selected accommodation with them so that they can quickly find a suitable house or apartment where they will feel at home.
Removal and living in the Netherlands
Van Lienden can organise 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 removal of special valuable objects such as artwork and large musical instruments e.g. pianos.
Education and schooling
Water and energy at your new home
If your employees wish to import their car to the Netherlands we can arrange the necessary import documents and a Dutch license plate as well as the Dutch road tax.
Dutch traffic rules
Driving Licence exchange
Cycling in the Netherlands
Holland is the country of bicycles. Particularly in urban areas the bicycle is the transport of choice. Moreover, cycling contributes to that ‘at home in the Netherlands’ feeling.
We can help your employee with the purchase of a bicycle and also provide access to cycle courses to suit their needs.The expat on a bike needs an understanding of traffic regulations in the Netherlands. If required we can provide a textbook detailing the Dutch rules of the road.
Dutch language lessons
Van Lienden can provide Dutch language lessons at all levels. For further information please follow the link to Language Training.
During the relocation process we can provide information about:
- Shop opening hours
- The museum pass system
- Useful websites and apps
- Food shopping and supermarkets
- Sports and fitness facilities
- Newspapers etc.