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The Expat's Guide to Brabant

The Expat's Guide to Brabant is the number one resource of information for internationals who are settling into Brabant! Pick up a free copy at the Expat Center or view it online via this link. The guide is updated in January and July of each year.

What's Inside

  1. Welcome to Brabant

  2. Introduction to the Netherlands

  3. Moving to Brabant: BSN, Residence Permit, Work Permit, and Driver's License

  4. Living in Brabant: Renting, Buying, Utilities, Waste and Recycling, Places to Live, Banking, Taxation, Insurance, Social Security, Health Care

  5. Working in Brabant: Childcare, Working regions

  6. Studying in Brabant: Dutch Schools, International Schools, Colleges and Universities, Language Courses, and Volunteering

  7. Personal & Social Needs: Dutch Manners, Culture & Society, Shopping, Pets, Religion, Special Events, and Expat Networks & Social Clubs

  8. Transport: Bicycles, Public Transport, OV-Chipkaart, Airports, Taxis, Driving

  9. Culture & Leisure: Holidays in the Netherlands, Music, Theater & Ballet, Cinema, Museums, Public Libraries, Activities for Children, Sports, Nature, and Trip Ideas Outside of Brabant

  10. Partnership Program: A distinctive collaboration of private service providers that are Official Partners of Holland Expat Center South.

Read 'The Expat's Guide to Brabant' Winter/Spring 2023 Edition online.