Living in Utrecht Region
Once you have decided to relocate to Utrecht Region, it is time to become familiar with the Dutch way of life. You probably want to arrange housing, find a GP, arrange transportation, and learn more about the region’s cultural and leisure hotspots. This page provides all kinds of useful information about life in Utrecht Region.
Do you have any questions? The International Welcome Centre is always happy to help. We offer a range of free services to help you settle in and ease into your new life. Learn more about how we can assist you or visit our information desk to have a free chat and coffee with our information officers.
Education & childcare
How does the Dutch education system work? On this page, you will find information about the structure of education in the Netherlands and cover the entire system from childcare to primary and secondary education through to vocational and higher education.
Cycling is the most popular form of transport in the Netherlands. Dutch people cycle around 15 billion kilometres in total every year. Of course, they also use cars, buses, trains and other forms of public transport. Bring yourself up to speed on how to get around in Utrecht Region.
The Dutch healthcare system is different to that of many other countries, often in beneficial ways, and understanding how everything works is vital for newcomers. Find useful brochures and information about the healthcare system and health insurance to learn how to navigate Dutch healthcare.
Health insurance is compulsory for everyone who lives or works in the Netherlands. This also applies when temporarily working or living in the country. With standard health insurance, the costs of, for example, hospital treatment, prescription medication or a consultation with a general practitioner are (partly) covered.
Changing your job/career abroad?
Are you working in a foreign country and feeling uncomfortable with your current job and wondering whether you should move on to the next thing? Here's some tips to increase the chances of turning this unpleasant situation into an opportunity for growth.
What you need to know about Dutch employee benefits
Find information about employee benifits in the Netherlands from both an employee and employer perspective in this article by our partner Van Luin.
Negotiating your salary plus secondary benefits
Are you currently looking for a job or in the process of negotiating your salary? Know that your salary is not the only benefit that you can negotiate. In this article we will go over secondary employment conditions.
4 Tips to Discover Utrecht's Art Scene
Do you know the best places to enjoy art in Utrecht Region? Don't limit yourself to the large number of wonderful museums: there are also many hidden gems! In this article, our partner Young Collectors Circle will help you discover them.
The 4 Steps to Future Proof your Marketing Strategy
Are you a marketeer or business working on your marketing strategy? Check out these 4 steps to future proof your marketing strategy.