If you require removals to Holland to take up a job opportunity or are moving house to be with a loved one, Greens removals offer the best possible removal service for European house moves. We are experienced in removals abroad including shipping to Amsterdam and further afield.
Whether you are moving home or office, or both, Greens are the people to call for your European and international removals. We provide removals to all destinations in Europe including to Holland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France and Switzerland. We provide removals to the Netherlands at very competitive rates and removals to all parts of the country including Leiden, The Hague, Aalsmeer, Utrecht and Arnhem.
At Greens, we have various accolades and quality standards for removals. We are also British Association of Removers (BAR) registered for international removals, so you know that you are in the best possible hands for your European house move. Whether you require full or part load removals to Amsterdam, storage on arrival, packing, or you prefer to pack your own boxes, we can help you at every stage of the way. And, for DIY packing we sell strong boxes, bubble wrap and tape, so you can be sure that your possessions are secure during transit.
We have a superb reputation for removals to Holland and international removals. If you would like to know more about our tailored packages and how much we charge, call us on 01449 613053, or fill in an online form to receive a competitive quotation for your UK to Europe house move.
Removals to Amsterdam, Holland: Living in the Capital
If you require removals to Holland to settle in Amsterdam, you will never be short of things to do once you get here. It is a beautiful, vibrant, cultural capital with more than 180 nationalities represented. Whether you would like a quiet amble along one of the canals, relax in a cafe and watch the world go by, visit an art gallery, or go shopping, Amsterdam has an appeal whatever your age or lifestyle.
Not only this, if you have a growing international business, it is a great place to set up base. Along with London, Frankfurt, Paris and Barcelona, Amsterdam has been named as one of five most attractive European cities for international organisations to locate to. Why? It has a highly educated and qualified workforce to draw on, its tax system is described as 'friendly', and it offers a high standard of living for expats.
Indeed, each year a number of Britons leave the UK to take up jobs in banking, finance, or to work for one the large, multi-national organisations. It offers good employment prospects for UK citizens as Amsterdam is home to a number of international firms, including seven of the world's top 500 companies. And, with the quality of life in Amsterdam described as 'among the best in the world,' it is easy to see why so many expats are reluctant to leave when their post ends.
Known as 'the Venice of the north' because of its many canals and bridges, Amsterdam is full of charm and is blessed with stunning architecture. Another part of its appeal for the 1.5 million people who live in the greater metropolitan area, is that each of the neighbourhoods are different. So, whether you settle in the canal ring, The Jordaan (a popular arty zone), or the Old South (the most expensive part of Amsterdam), you will find a place to live that suits your personality.
If you like to shop, there are some great retail areas. This includes the Fashion district in Zuid, which encompasses the PC Hooftstraat and the Cornelis Schuytstraat, which have some fantastic, upmarket designer stores. If you prefer to pick up a bargain, there are a number of street markets including Albert Cuyp, the biggest in Amsterdam. Most people speak Dutch and at least one other language (usually English) so it is easy to find your way around when you first move here.
For those of you who enjoy burning the candle at both ends, the good news is that Amsterdam has a lively nightlife with plenty of cafes, bars and clubs to choose from. For dining out, there are a number of good restaurants that reflect Amsterdam's multi-cultural vibe. These vary from Asian, to Middle Eastern dishes and the city also has Surinamese restaurants (a South American country and former Dutch colony), serving dishes with both Asian and African influences.
Moving to Amsterdam, Holland: Places to Visit
Well over 3.5 million tourists visit Amsterdam each year as it has so much to offer with something for everyone including art, history, architecture, and of course, the seedier side, the Red Light District.
For art lovers, the Van Gogh Museum draws 1.5 million guests a year, which makes it the most visited tourist attraction in the whole of Holland. As well as a combined total of 600 drawings and paintings, the museum also showcases letters from the artist. The Rijksmuseum has one million visitors a year and displays all sorts of treasures including artwork and dolls houses.
A very moving, but popular place for visitors to head to is Anne Frank House, which lies right in the centre of Amsterdam and is where she went into hiding with her family and wrote her famous diary. You can even see the original diary which forms part of the permanent exhibition.
Moving to Amsterdam: Out and About in Amsterdam
If you don't have a car, and don't like the idea – and expense – of taking public transport, Amsterdam is one of the world's most cycle friendly cities and you can either hire a bike or rent your own.
You will find cycle paths all over the city, but in the centre you can expect to be battling a bit for road use with cars. The sound advice when you are crossing tram rails is to do this at an angle, or you could take a bit of a tumble. If you don't have your own bike, there are bike hire places all over Amsterdam – but just watch out for bike thefts.
Other ways to get about are walking (it is quite a compact city), getting the bus or tram, hiring a scooter, boat, taking the metro and even going via Tuk-Tuk, which is an open air, three wheeled motorised vehicle.