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Your Move To The Netherlands

Welcome to The Netherlands

Moving to a new country can be exciting. 

At the same time, it can also be stressful. 

Because you have to learn the new hidden rules, 

You have to understand ‘the why’ behind everyday life. 

This applies to private people as well as to businesses. 

You have to deal with practicalities, cultural differences, misunderstandings and miscommunication. At the same time, you are eager to reach your goals. 

Moving to The Netherlands is no exception. 

And sometimes people are surprised about the amount of bureaucracy they have to go through, or how hard it is to manage a department with mostly Dutch people. 

It can be challenging. Especially if you don’t speak Dutch yet. 

Together with my wife and children I lived abroad myself for six years establishing and running our own company. So, I know what it feels like to live in a new culture and how hard it can be to run a business in a country you are not really familiar with. 

This experience and the ‘lessons learned’ I decided to turn into a new business when I repatriated to The Netherlands in 2014. 

Since then I help international people and companies to have a smooth landing in my home country, The Netherlands. 

  • I help companies to introduce their international staff to living in the Netherlands. 
  • Via online courses, In company programs and as keynote speaker on conferences I teach about topics, such as everyday life practicalities, the do’s and don’ts in a Dutch business environment, understanding the Dutch culture, or how to negotiate with Dutch people or starting a business in The Netherlands.  
  • I also offer matchmaking for international companies, to find the best Dutch business partners, the best suppliers or locations to settle down. To help them to find the right staff, or to find suitable housing for the employees. 

Did you just arrive to The Netherlands? Are you going to move to The Netherlands soon? Is your company going to settle down in The Netherlands? Simply contact me, we’ll have a conversation, free of charge, and we find out how I can help you to have a smooth landing in The Netherlands. 

Michel Daenen
+31 6 19 34 36 91

Michel Daenen (photo Andy Midside)