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"Which school should I choose for my children? (anonymous)"
Choosing the right school for our children is usually our main concern, especially when leading a very mobile life. There are some aspects to consider:
- Which are the countries you'll be (most probably) going to spend those years?
- What are your options there (local schools, international schools)?
- How often are you going to move (every 2, 3, 4 years or will you have longer assignments)?
- What are your family language(s)? Do you want your child to be taught in your family language(s) at school too?
Many internationals send their children to international schools because if they move, the chances that they'll find another international school abroad with the same or a very similar curriculum are very high. The main school language would be the same and the chances are high that the children won't loose a year while moving to another country.
Here you can find more information about: How to find the right school for your children British Schools around the world International Schools in The Hague Primary Schools in The Hague International Schools around the world
The Good Schools Guide International
International School Services
If you would like to find out more about the Dutch school system, please visit Annebet van Marmeren's site New2NL
"How can I find out which health insurance to choose in The Netherlands? (Paola Argentini)"
Some companies will provide this kind of information and help you with this, but you can also check out Medihoo, where 4 million health care providers are rated. Please find more information here about: The Dutch Health Care System Health Insurances for Expats in the Netherlands (Independer) how to access Dutch Health Care what you need to know about Dutch Health Care with a pdf brochure. – You can also find quotes from the two major providers BUPA and CIGNA on the ExpatFocus site.
"Where can I find groups or associations for internationals in the Netherlands? (Lara G.)"
› 's Hertogenbosch International Women's Club Social club for English-speaking women living in and around Den Bosch.
› ACCESS Non-profit organisation supporting the expat community in the Netherlands.
› Accueil des Francophones de la Haye Group aiming at facilitating rapid integration of French expatriates in their new countries.
› American Netherlands Club of Rotterdam An international, non-profit, women's organisation / club of women from 23 different countries.
› American Women's Club of Amsterdam A non-profit, volunteer organisation providing friendship and support among American women, as well as non-American women with close ties to the US.
› American Women's Club of the Hague Visit the American Women's Club of The Hague to meet other expats, check their library and gift shop, upcoming events and much more.
› Amitie - Club de La Haye From 1965, the club organises cultural days with visits in museums and othert activities. French and Dutch explore together the very best of the country.
› Asociacion Espanola de Profesionales en Holanda AEPH is a non-profit organisation that puts in contact all people that live and work in the Netherlands.
› Asociacion Hispanica de la Haya Spanish Association presenting films, musical events, lectures etc.
› Australian & New Zealand Club (ANZC) A social club connecting people in the Netherlands who share a link to or interest in Australia and / or New Zealand.
› British Club of The Hague The British Club of The Hague has a large and varied membership of all ages. Most members are British or Commonwealth by birth, naturalisation or marriage.
› British Society of Amsterdam British society serving the expatriate community since 1920.
› Canadian Club in the Netherlands CCN is a group that provides social, cultural and educational activities for Canadians residing in the Netherlands.
› Club of Amsterdam The Club of Amsterdam is an independent international, future-oriented think-tank involved in channelling preferred futures.
› Club Scandinavia Expat community for Scandinavians in Europe.
› Connecting Women of The Hague English-speaking forum where women of different nationalities can share experiences, network and make connections.
› Cosmo Polite Cosmo Polite organises social gatherings for expatriates and repatriates in Amsterdam.
› Deutscher Klub in den Niederlanden Club for German expats in the Netherlands.
› Eindhoven Expats Information portal for the Eindhoven region. Also arranging meetings / gathering for expats.
› Eindhoven Expats Meetup Group Expat group focusing on Eindhoven and organising events for various tastes.
› English Speaking Contact Group of Haarlem Information site about Zuid Kennermeerland and Haarlemermeer.
› Enschede, international women's group WIT is a group of women from the Nederlands and abroad that supports international women and helps them "feel at home" in Twente.
› Expats in Amsterdam An internationally-minded community featuring great events for globally geared people. The ideal way to grow your social network.
› ExpatWomen.com ExpatWomen.com is a comprehensive, global website helping women.
› Francais Du Monde - ADFE Section Pays-Bas ADFE Section Pays-Bas supports the French citizens that live or plan to live in the Netherlands.
› Genootschap Nederland-Engeland, GNE Dutch society that aims at promoting friendly relations between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
› Indiawijzer A comprehensive portal focusing on India centric information.
› Indian Expat Society A platform for Indian professionals living in the Netherlands.
› International Almere English-speaking group that connects people who understand the unique situation of being a foreigner in this modern Dutch city.
› International Networking Association Delft Non-profit organisation that seeks to facilitate interaction between expats and provide resources for those looking for work, starting their own business or interested in interfacing with the expat community.
› International Women's Club Breda IWC Breda offers a meeting place for English-speaking women from all over the world.
› International Women's Club Eindhoven The IWCE is a non-commercial, non-political and non-denominational organisation that promotes networking between English-speaking women from many different countries.
› International Women's Club Rotterdam Social meeting place for women of all ages and backgrounds with English as a common denominator.
› International Women's Club South Limburg The primary purpose of this club is to bring together women of all nationalities living in the area of South Limburg, promoting friendship, sharing mutual interests and extending support and information to newcomers.
› International Women's Club Zeeland Meet new friends, socialise and take part in various activities.
› International Women's Contact Amsterdam The IWC Amsterdam serves to unite women from all over the world, helping members who come to Holland to settle in, enjoy their new environment and gain a better understanding of Dutch life and culture. The majority of women are expats following international employment, some married to Dutch and some Dutch women who have lived abroad and seek a community of like-minded friends.
› International Women's Contact Utrecht The International Women's Contact Utrecht (IWCU) was established in June 1992 and promotes contact between English-speaking women living in the Netherlands.
› International Women's Contact The Hague The International Women’s Contact The Hague (IWC), founded in 1978, brings together expatriate women living in the Netherlands as well as Dutch women with an international perspective.
› Internations Community for expatriates in the Netherlands
› InTouch, Rotterdam InTouch is an informal group based in Rotterdam and helps English-speaking families to make friends and settle in.
› Irish Club The Irish Club Netherlands (ICN) was founded in 1984 to provide a focal point for Irish people living in the Netherlands.
› Kea New Zealand New Zealand’s global talent network connects more than 25.000 talented New Zealanders in the Netherlands.
› Legal Aliens The Legal Aliens social group organises events to suit people of all ages and backgrounds in the Randstad region.
› Meet in Amsterdam This group's primary focus is to provide a relaxed, "non-pickup-scene" social environment for people to enjoy without paying membership fees.
› Meet in Eindhoven For those that have just moved to Eindhoven or live there for a while (happy hours, camping, hiking, clubbing, art gallery tours, barbecues, ski trips etc.).
› My Haarlem MyHaarlem started at the end of 2002 and aims at building up and expanding members’ network of friends.
› Netherlands-India Assocation The Netherlands-India association is a friendship and cultural organisation related to these two countries.
› Noord Holland International Friendship Club NHIFC is a group of Dutch nationals and English-speaking expatriates aiming at helping others to blend easily into the Dutch culture.
› Oxford and Cambridge Society of NL Informs and enables members to keep in touch.
› Petroleum Wives Club of The Hague The Petroleum Wives Club (PWC) is formed from a group of women whose husbands or partners are employed by oil companies and related industries.
› Rotary Club Utrecht International Do you have international experience & Enjoy cross-cultural encounters? Then the Rotary Club Utrecht International might be just right for you!
› Singapore Netherlands Association (SNA) SNA aims at initiating social, cultural, recreational and educative activities for / among its members.
› South African Club The objective of the South African Club is to bring South Africans and people interested in South Africa together during various events.
› The Hungry Mind Bridging the national and international communities in The Hague and surroundings.
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