NedLes language school in Amsterdam-Oost offers a special and very effective online course that enables you to communicate in Dutch at A2 level – the level required to pass the Civic Integration Exam (Inburgeringsexamen) – within just six weeks. Students enrolled in regular Dutch courses typically take months to reach the same level. After completing this course, you can progress to level B1 (Staatsexamen NT2-1) in another six weeks, and after that to level B2 (Staatsexamen NT2-2).
Wherever Perry Michael Allen goes, music always follows. His six-decade career in the music industry is filled with experiences from being connected to the best and brightest soul and R&B musicians ever to grace the charts, and the brilliant backing musicians that helped them become world famous.
Iran produces some of the world’s most highly skilled migrants, Bloomberg reporting that many victims in the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 tragedy were doctors, engineers and Ph.D. students on their way to top Canadian institutions. For those graduates pursuing careers in scientific research and tech in Iran, the infrastructure used by their overseas peers is simply inaccessible – meaning they have to do much more with much less.
Make sure you consider living in Utrecht if you are moving to the Netherlands. Already voted as one of the best and happiest places to live not only in the Netherlands, but in the whole world, the country’s fourth largest city is an impressive hometown choice.
This fall, young girls will have the opportunity to boost their confidence and gain new skills at Project Fearless, a non-profit organization aimed at empowering girls 9 - 14.
Founder Mérida Miller believes Amsterdam is the ideal place for such an initiative because of the city’s “diverse and international community.” Miller saw an opportunity to target younger girls when she noticed that many of the empowerment programs in Amsterdam focused on adult women.
Dutch investors seeking to expand their business activities in other jurisdictions can find suitable investment conditions in specific countries. Since the Netherlands is a member state of the European Union, the country’s entrepreneurs can benefit from the advantages offered by other EU member states especially when considering the lack of trade barriers and a means for working cross-border with administrative efficiency.
The Netherlands is a very appealing business destination from several points of view. Foreign businesspeople highly appreciate the various and numerous types of structures they can employ for protecting their assets in the Netherlands. Among these structures, the Dutch foundation is known as one of the most popular entities which can be created for the purpose of asset protection.
If a few years ago choosing a country to open a company was quite easy, nowadays competitiveness among governments has made the decision a hard one, especially when coming from a country like the Netherlands. While the Dutch already offer an excellent infrastructure and corporate taxation system, Europe has several countries which boast similar facilities and where Dutch entrepreneurs and companies looking to expand may do so with little concern.
Fraudulent bitcoin investment advertisements using fake quotes from Dutch celebrities are becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in the Netherlands, the Fraud Help Desk told broadcaster NOS. People who fall for these scams are promised large profits on their "investment", but never see a cent.
The tax return deadline is around the corner, and that means it is also the right time to brush up on your knowledge related to the changes introduced this year in the tax code. The timeframe for submitting income tax returns in the Netherlands depends on your situation.
Digital currency services provider Spotcoin said it raised over $5 million even before its initial coin offering launched on Monday afternoon. The company, based in Tbilisi, Georgia, previously said it was considering expanding its Amsterdam, Netherlands operations after the ICO.
Expert digital currency exchange firm Spotcoin is primed and ready to launch its ICO. It’s just around the corner. That means it is now time to join the Spotcoin Whitelist. The ICO Whitelist opened on Monday October 8th at 18:00 (UTC+4), and with it, your chance to pass your KYC/AML process and be first in line to purchase SPOT on October 22nd.
Transavia took down a video it uploaded to YouTube after the airline was accused of plagiarizing the work of a Dutch model. The videos are supposedly too similar to the videos of YouTuber Lize Korpershoek.
Tim Hofman, a BNNVARA host and Korpershoek friend, wrote several tweets late on Thursday where he accused Transavia of replicating his pal's work. "To copy each and every format of independent content makers is just odd, man" he wrote.
A 22-year-old man was attacked in Amsterdam West on New Year's Day by a group of men. They called him a "cancer faggot" and left him injured and with two broken teeth.
The victim was on his way to his bike after celebrating New Year's Eve at a friend's house in West. It was around 6 a.m. and the bike was parked near to the club De School. "While I was busy with my bike's chain, I heard a group of people behind shouting at me," the victim told Het Parool through his uncle, "They insulted me for being a faggot and then beat me up."
The entrepreneurial spirit is buzzing through Meet Berlage, a collection of co-working spaces, seven rentable meeting rooms, and offices in the famous Beurs van Berlage landmark building in the heart of Amsterdam. Now four years old, Meet Berlage embodies the big ideas that let the capital city of the Netherlands grow from a village on the banks of the IJ and the Amstel to an internationally renowned center of commerce.
In the hurly-burly that is modern day life in Amsterdam, you sometimes forget the treasure trove of history the Dutch capital has to offer. Meet Berlage is something of an oasis between the throngs of tourists on Damrak and in the Red Light District. It is quite special when you step through a door in a bustling area and find yourself attending an event in one of Amsterdam’s architectural masterpieces.
The Amsterdam based relocation experts at Partner Pete now offers a premium service to expats intended to make moving to the Netherlands a smooth and effortless affair by signing them up for every telecom and utility product they need. Partner Pete annually helps over 15 thousand expats moving to, or already living in, the Netherlands to get the best deals on their home utilities, according to the company. “With our English customer support and special partnerships with service providers, we take the pain out of getting your home in the Netherlands up and running.”
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Amsterdam based expat relocation service Partner Pete teamed up with Ziggo to make sure newcomers to the Netherlands, or those just moving to a new home, are connected and properly entertained as they hide under the blankets during the dark winter months.
The fire department issued a code red warning for forest fires in Noord-Brabant and Zeeland due to the hot and dry weather conditions expected in the provinces on Wednesday and Thursday. Meteorological institute KNMI also issued a code yellow heat warning for most of the Netherlands.
Spring may still feel far away, but you can bask in warmth generated by the world’s finest fruits at the Amsterdam Wine Festival. Taking placing March 24 through March 26 at Westergasfabriek, this brand-new festival unites wine producers and importers from around the world and brings them all under one roof with wine aficionados and hobbyists alike.
Amsterdam’s status as a thriving, unique city has made it the perfect choice for a fact book profiling the Dutch capital. Its popularity with people from all over the world led the publisher of The Atlas of Amsterdam to also produce the book in English, about 20 pages of which are available as a preview on the publisher's website.
Some 881 thousand bicycles exist in Amsterdam, and 1,259 trams criss-cross the city's Leidseplein on a daily basis, according to an English-language version of a fact book profiling the Dutch capital. The book, Atlas of Amsterdam, was translated from De Bosatlas van Amsterdam, which has sold over 30,000 copies since its release last fall.
! 29-year-old Angolan-Dutch man was picked up in Portugal on suspicion of terrorism. It is now clear that the man was active in Den Haag, and was even barred from several mosques in the Hofstad several years ago, according to sources from Trouw.