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De Haan Relocation
Edisonweg 18
NL-2952 AD Alblasserdam – Rotterdam

Company Profile

De Haan Relocation has a rich history. Real horsepower was required in 1777 to pull the barge of Adriaan de Haan from Alblasserdam to Rotterdam. This was the beginning of what over two centuries has grown to be a dynamic international relocation company. Until 1960, De Haan concentrated on national routes, general transport and storage. Around 1960 De Haan shifted their focus to the moving industry. This resulted in rapid growth and expansion and made De Haan one of the most prominent moving  companies in The Netherlands. De Haan provides both moving and relocation services to corporate and private customers. International relocation can be a complex process. International assignees have to register with local authorities, arrange insurance cover, find a school for their kids, and take care of a whole host of other formalities. Not to mention moving their household contents and other belongings, and clearing these through customs. Sometimes this can seem a daunting task or perhaps even totally overwhelming. As an international assignee you aim to be back to work in your new setting as quickly as possible.

De Haan understands fully the importance of smooth, trouble-free relocation… we’ll have you settled in, feeling at home, and back to work in no time! This is why we came up with an all-in package covering moving, customs clearance, and relocation services.

Relocation Services

De Haan Relocation
Edisonweg 18
NL-2952 AD Ablasserdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 78 692 0333
Fax: +31 78 691 8333

www.dehaan.nl

Locations: Rotterdam

 

Contacts

Wouter Hijzen (Management)
Tel: +31 786 920 333
[email protected]

Marcel Boer CERP (Training Committee/Corporate Sales)
Tel: +31 786 920 333
[email protected]

Leonard Gort (Relocation Manager/Rates)
Tel: +31 786 920 306
[email protected]

Eugene Schriek (Finance)
Tel: +31 786 920 251
[email protected]

Moving Services

De Haan Relocation
Edisonweg 18
NL-2952 AD Ablasserdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 78 692 0333
Fax: +31 78 691 8333

www.dehaan.nl

Locations: Rotterdam

 

Contacts

Wouter Hijzen (Management)
Tel: +31 786 920 333
[email protected]

Marcel Boer CERP (Training Committee/Corporate Sales)
Tel: +31 786 920 333
[email protected]

Martina Ruiter (Rates)
Tel: +31 786 920 333
[email protected]

Henny Hendriks (Quality Manager)
Tel: +31 786 920 333
[email protected]

Eugene Schriek (Finance)
Tel: +31 786 920 251
[email protected]

Government typeConstitutional Monarchy
CapitalAmsterdam
Total Area41,526 km²
IndustriesAgroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing
Famous CitiesAmsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht
Official languagesDutch and Frisian (province of Fryslân)
Country code+31
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Voltage220 V
Public Holidays

Top 10 Factors when relocating to Netherlands

Real estate and housing – Most houses are row houses and have only one bathroom and no separate dining room. Two bathrooms is luxury, but are up and coming due to the wishes of the international community. Real estate fee is mostly one-month rent of that property.

Public transport – The Netherlands has a very good public transport system, with good train and bus connections between the main cities.

Immigration – All foreigners outside the European Union will need a work permit to be able to work in The Netherlands. Without this document you will face many problems with housing, registration, opening bank account, collecting a social security number, buying a car, etc.

Schools – The Netherlands has 41 international schools from American schools to Japanese schools. Most of them are located near the main cities of The Netherlands, like Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.

Language – Almost all Dutch people speak English and will answer you in English especially if they notice that you are a foreigner, even when you are trying to order something in Dutch.

Household Goods – You can clear your goods through customs after registration at the town hall, which can only be done after the start date of your lease contract. This means that you will not be able to have your own furniture in your new house as of the check in day.

Driving license – Every foreigner will need a Dutch driving license when living (and driving) in The Netherlands. You have six months or one year (depending on nationality) to do so.

Temporary accommodation – This type of housing is becoming more popular in The Netherlands, however, the selection is still very limited. At the moment, temporary accommodation is normally within a hotel offering a large room or 2 room suite.

Built-in closet – Almost all housing in The Netherlands do not have built-in closets. All Dutch people do have free standing wardrobe units, which they will take with them when moving to a new house. The Dutch word for closet is “kast”.

Childcare – Childcare is well organised in The Netherlands. In bigger cities you might face a waiting list for day care, depending of the age of your child.