ACCESSing the Netherlands : your first steps guide to settling in The Hague area

26 Apr 2017 | Genoveva Geppaart

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“Your first steps guide” has been especially designed for residents of Delft, The Hague, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Rijswijk and Wassenaar. It intends to help you take the first steps towards making the Netherlands and especially The Hague area your new home.


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The information provided is related to the first things that need to be done shortly after you arrive, but it is also a reference guide for the future; it gives names, addresses and websites where you can find more information. Subjects covered are: first tips on arrival, formalities, transportation, education, day care, money matters, finding (temporary) housing, arranging for utilities and medical matters.

A directory with useful names, addresses and websites is also included. This directory covers the following subjects: banking, general “what to do and to see” resources, hospitals and medical centres, international schools, municipalities, social clubs and places of worship.

In addition, a list of useful further references is provided: ACCESS Guides and a selection of books about The Netherlands.


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