As a former expat in Asia I know how stressful moving to a different country can be. Your home is a safe haven for you and your family, but what is “home” when you are far away from your real home, your relatives and friends?
”What is the nicest place to live?” ”Wil I like the city?” ”Are there any schools where they teach in English?” ”How is public transport arranged? ” There will probably be a lot of questions like these, and we will do our utmost to answer them for you, because we know that a real home is the basis for a successful (professional) stay.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is a lively city because it is a melting pot of many different cultures, a city that offers lots of interesting things to do. Each neighbourhood of Amsterdam has its own unique characteristics . Did you know that the canals of Amsterdam are UNESCO heritage?
The political capital of the Netherlands and very international. This town is more quiet than the city of Amsterdam, but there are, nevertheless lots of things to do. It is also very close to the North Sea beach.
Surrounding cities and villages
There are plenty of villages and cities in the vicinity of Amsterdam and The Hague. For example Noordwijk, Wassenaar, Leiden and Oegstgeest. All these have in common that they are beautiful places near the coast and only at a little distance from both Amsterdam, the Hague and the international airport Schiphol.
Did you know there is an American School in Wassenaar (10 min. from The Hague, 30 min from Amsterdam), and a Britisch School in The Hague and Voorschoten (5 min. from Leiden, 15 min. from The Hague), an International School (IB) in The Hague and a French School in both the Hague and Amsterdam? Knowing that distances in the Netherlands are relatively short and public transport well organised, this means you have more than one option to choose from.
I wish you a good stay in the Netherlands, hopefully I can help you out with a nice house that you will be able to call ”a home”.