Personal assistance to start your great Dutch life.

Yep, it’s tough enough to be an expat

Being away from your home country can be very challenging, especially if you are living in a new country with completely different rules, regulations and customs. Therefore, we help all types of expats with things such as their relocation, housing, schooling, taxes and more that you will most likely run in to throughout your time in The Netherlands.

Our expat packages

At Great Expatation, we assist expats with all needs, from A-Z.  A new journey, a new country, new locations and habits, new languages. And that’s not even half of it. Let us personally help you to take part in your transition worry-free.

39+ services to make your life easy

Finding you a good temporary accomodation

 

Registration at the Town Hall

 

Organizing utilities

 

Organizing moving process

 

Immigration assistance for EU- and non-EU citizens

 

Support with getting a work permit

 

Support with getting a residence permit

 

Arrival & Departure services, airport transfer.

 

Applying for 30% income tax ruling

 

Setting up your bank account

 

Exchanging drivers license

 

(Private) Dutch lessons

 

Insurances

 

Tenancy negotiation

 

Help with car import

 

Settling in assistance

 

Car rental

 

Vehicle registration and licensing

 

Handy man & Maid services

 

Concierge Assistance

 

Furniture rental

 

Storage

 

Office relocation

 

Pet relocation

 

Translation of documents

 

Accompanying & Translating

 

Book flights / hotels

 

Support with applying for a BSN

 

Guiding and helping family members around in the new neighbourhood, finding activities etc.

 

Organizing telephone, TV and internet access

 

Finding and registration to international schools

 

Finding and registration day care

 

Finding a babysitter or nanny

 

Applying for child benefits

 

Checking rental contracts

 

Inventory check in

 

Property maintenance

 

Property rent-out assistance

 

Consultancy and advice

 

Get in touch with us to evaluate your situation

Interested in finding out how we can assist you as an expat? Get in touch with us and let us inform you about the way we can help you throughout your journey.

About us

Ever since I was a child I had a deep appreciation for what we Dutch call gezelligheid – get used to that word because you’ll hear it a lot in the Netherlands. The best way to translate it is that cozy feeling you get in a welcoming home or with good friends. With Great Expatations I want to make your move to, and your new life in the Netherlands super gezellig. Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to say it.

Relocating to a new country is always stressful. With Great Expatations, I want to help relieve expats and companies of the stress involved with relocating and integrating to the Amsterdam area by handling everything from organizing all the legal documents, helping you find the right house or office, to arranging your movers, finding a great school and anything else you may need. Nothing is too crazy.

Also I lived abroad for a few years and I experienced first hand how it is as a newbie in a new country with a new language, new culture, different ways and rules. Lucky to have much free time in the beginning and having some friends over there I figured out everything by myself. But as an expat, coming for a new job I can imagine free time and lots of people you know is a luxury you don’t have. When i returned to The Netherlands I got more experience on this subject working at an American company, finding, decorating and opening their Amsterdam office and helping employers from abroad with paperwork and finding them a home.

Over the years I’ve built up a great network and knowledge regarding the ins and outs of relocating to the Netherlands and I’ll personally oversee your move every step of the way. I don’t stop at the practicalities. If you like I will even show you the best cafes, hair stylists, clubs and grocery stores in your new neighborhood and hook you up with fun social networks throughout the area. No one more then me understands how hectic and uncertain this time of your life can be and with my organizational skills, passion and experience I can help make your transition to your new life in the Netherlands great.

See you soon!

Your first friend in the Netherlands.

Wendy

What do other expats say about us?

Peter, 37, Japan

Moving from San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam

My wife and I moved to Amsterdam from San Francisco, and having Wendy being there to help us with the transition was invaluable She was empathic, knowledgeable, and always quick to respond. Through her we were able to find housing in less than a week, and she even helped us get set up afterwards, with things like registration and utilities. She understands expats, and even answered day to day questions for us that foreigners new to the country don’t know, such as how to use public transportation or where to pick up mail. For anyone moving to Amsterdam for the first time, I highly recommend contacting Wendy!

Filippa, 33, Sweden

Moving from San Francisco – USA, to Amsterdam

Wendy has been helping us with different things since we moved here a month ago. We rented a nice and clean place from her in Amstelveen, and she kept constant contact with us throughout the time. She also helped us finding a new place in Amsterdam and been giving us information about other things new xpats don’t know of. I highly recommend her for xpats to connect with.
Best, Filippa

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