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Schooling
The region abounds with schools offering
International Baccalaureate, British, American,
European Baccalaureate, and other curricula. Some
are "public," or partially funded by the Dutch government or municipality, while "private" international
schools are independent. An increasing number
of Dutch schools now offer "newcomers' classes,"
teaching Dutch and Dutch culture to foreign students.
Amsterdam's online school finder, or schoolwijzer, can
help expat parents sort through their options. Dutch
children start school at age 4, with the enrollment
process beginning around age 3.

Health Care

The Dutch system of health care solidarity-when
"healthy people contribute to the medical expenses of
those who are ill," according to the Dutch government
website-doesn't necessarily mean that expats must
buy the Netherlands health insurance, known as CZ
Zorg-op-maatpolis. Health insurance is mandated, but
expats could qualify for the Verdragspolis, which reimburses those insured by their home-country insurance
policies. Although qualified expats don't have to pay
premiums, other than for their existing insurance,
they are subject to compulsory deductibles for health
care received in the Netherlands. Expats may access
any of 45,000 contracted health care providers in the
Netherlands. For more extensive reimbursements,
they may buy additional insurance packages.

Transportation
When expats get to Amsterdam, they should prepare to saddle
up-on a bicycle, that is. Cycling is a Dutch cultural mainstay,
even in the city. When bicycling isn't the practical or preferred
way to get around, Amsterdam offers an extensive transportation network incorporating train, tram, metro, bus, and ferry.
The electronic public transport chip card, or OV-chipkaart,
offers access to the system throughout Amsterdam and the
Netherlands. Just don't forget to check in and out via card
readers located at every stop and transfer.
International residents who wish to drive a car can use their
home-country license for up to 15 years if they're from EU/
EFTA countries, and six months for all others. Exchanging a
home-country license for a Dutch license requires meeting six
conditions regarding residency and license validity. Those who
don't meet all six must undergo the Netherlands' standard
licensing procedure.

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