Win a copy of the Holland Handbook 2022

Win a copy of the Holland Handbook 2022

The winners are: 

Luciano Volante, P. Livaha and Jan Borras

Fancy a free copy of the ultimate up-to-date guidebook about life in the Netherlands? IamExpat is offering three readers the chance to win a copy of the Holland HandbookTo get your hands one, tell us why you think you should be a winner!

The Holland Handbook 2022 is out

It's that time of year again: the new and annually-updated version of The Holland Handbook is here and ready to be enjoyed! Get your hands on the 22nd edition!

Photo: courtesy of XPat Media Holland Handbook 2022

More than 20 years ago, three people sat around a table to discuss the possibility of creating a handbook for expats coming to live in the Netherlands. Those were different times; the types of expats, the budget they had, the amount of time they spent here and the family members they brought with them have changed over time.

Over the past two decades, the book has been completely updated every year, with easy-to-read and entertaining infographics and fresh photographs, while it has, of course, retained its familiar feel and trusted format.

What you'll find in the Holland Handbook

As always, The Holland Handbook has been expanded upon, to reflect the latest political developments in the country, while it also includes topics that have gained in importance and relevance since the book first appeared, adapting to the new generation of foreign nationals, immigrants and students who have come to the Netherlands - either for a few months or for a longer period of time.

The Holland Handbook offers a wealth of information to those who have just moved here - or are preparing for their move here - on issues such as permits, bank accounts, international schools, universities, job-searching, employment law, the BSN number, finding a place to live, and insurance.

However, The Holland Handbook goes beyond covering the very first steps you will be taking towards starting a life in the Netherlands: it also prepares you for what comes next, such as learning the language, getting to know your Dutch neighbours and celebrating life’s milestones and holidays the Dutch way.

It also covers impactful issues, such as the health care system, the education system - ranging from pre-kindergarten to obtaining a PhD. - public transportation, legal problems, things to do in your free time, importing your car, having a baby, and much, much more!

Photo: courtesy of XPat Media Holland Handbook 2022 infographic

Beautiful photographs and fascinating infographics

Starting from the front to the back cover, it is a joy to behold; chock-a-block with beautiful photographs, it will enthuse you with all there is to see in the Netherlands, as well as remind you, once your career or other life developments have taken you to another country, of all the beautiful things that Holland had to offer while you were here.

And last but not least, it will serve as a written and photographed source of information for your family and friends who would like to know what it is - or was - like for you to live here.

The richly illustrated Holland Handbook, which is worth 32,50 euros, offers 288 full-colour pages of essential information on all aspects of living and working in the Netherlands such as registration, career, housing, international education, fiscal issues, health care, daily life issues and insurances.

The reader can also find fun and entertaining information and infographics on Dutch culture and habits, tourist information, sports and language courses! The Holland Handbook is published by XPat Media in The Hague.

Enter to win

The giveaway runs until the end of May. To be in with a chance of getting your hands on a copy of the Holland Handbook, tell us why you think you should be a winner!

Photo: courtesy of XPat Media Holland Handbook 2022 cover

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