Located in Northwestern Europe, the Netherlands is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and an abundance of cycling routes. Along with a thriving entrepreneurial scene and wonderful education system, the Netherlands promotes a great work-life balance and quality social culture. 

Moving and Living in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a beautiful country with numerous natural sites and attractions, including canals. Over the centuries, the Dutch built a series of canals, dams, dikes and pumping stations to keep the North Sea from washing away the Netherlands, for which the country is now well known for. 

Before these water management systems were built, man power and horsepower were used to drain the land, later replaced by windmills. The Kinderdijk-Elshout windmill network is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and consists of 19 windmills and 3 pumping stations, with bike and walking paths making the network accessible to visitors accessing the museum. 

Transport around the country mainly consists of bicycles, with nearly three times as many bicycles as there are cars. 

Moving to the Netherlands OSS World Wide Movers
Moving to the Netherlands OSS World Wide Movers

The Dutch take a great pride in their cultural heritage and traditions, with the government heavily subsidizing the arts, which can be attributed to the significant arts industry. 

Dutch cuisine includes many individual dishes such as filled pancakes, bankets (an almond paste filled treat), oliebollen (a deep friend pastry dusted with sugar) and a variety of cheeses such as Edam and Gouda.

Tourism is an important part of the economy for the Netherlands, with visitors attracted by Dutch art, architecture and flowers. Tulips are a major industry, with the nation producing billions of bulbs annually, a considerably larger amount than any other country. The historic Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Markthal shopping mall, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Van Gogh Museum are some drawcards for tourists and visitors to the country. 

Moving your household goods to the Netherlands

Visa and Immigration Information

When travelling or moving to the Netherlands, make sure your passport and visas are correct and valid. Check out these links to find out some of the latest requirements.

Dutch Consulate

If you are moving to the Netherlands, the Dutch Embassy should be your first stop to ensure you have all the Dutch Visa requirements covered when planning your move to the Netherlands.

Consulate / Embasy in Australia

Contact the Dutch Embasy by visiting 120 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra 2600 Australia. Phone+612-6220-9400 Fax+612-6273-3206 Email can@minbuza.nl or follow this link to the Embasy website: https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/australia

Visa Information

General visa information can be found here:  https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/

Passport Information

General passport information can be found here: https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/australia

Immigration Information

Follow this link for immigration information and related services: https://www.ind.nl/en/Pages/Default.aspx

Citizenship Information

A guide to citizenship: https://ind.nl/en/dutch-citizenship

Social Media Links

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