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Why People Leave the Netherlands

Why People Leave the Netherlands

Reasons to emigrate from the Netherlands are multiple. Finding your luck elsewhere is an appealing thought to many, but not all of us make that big step to actually leave. Every Emigrant has his own story to tell. I have y own story as well. The question why I left the Netherlands was asked by one of my subscribers on Leaving Holland Channel on YouTube. I thought it was a good question to answer in a vlog. People leave the…

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Moving to the Philippines

Moving to the Philippines

Moving to the Philippines is a big step. And it involves a lot of things from processing paperwork to getting used to a new culture and for some even a new climate. To help your transition to go as smooth as possible, the famous expat and YouTuber Reekay, the man behind the channel Life Beyond the Sea, with almost 20.000 subscribers of whom many long to follow in his footsteps, who has been living in the Philippines for a few…

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6 Tips for your first month as a digital nomad

6 Tips for your first month as a digital nomad

So there you are, all settled in at your new location. New country, new title: Digital Nomad. Whats next? How do you start? How to deal with doubt, homesickness and all those mixed emotions that find a way to your mind now the rush is over? You have been working on your ‘great escape’ almost constantly over the last few months, and maybe even a year. And specially the last few weeks were crazy. I know mine were. Saying goodbye…

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Roadmap to the Philippines, I did it my way

Roadmap to the Philippines, I did it my way

This whole idea of leaving the Netherlands started in august 2014. Still running a business in the Netherlands and creaming of white beaches during a cold winter, it felt like something that could be done in the near future. It would take at least up till 2 years to wrap up business in the Netherlands, right? Well it turned out it didn’t. The original plan of leaving somewhere in 2016 moved forward. I was offered a chance to change my…

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Advice for those moving to the Philippines, leaving the Netherlands or becoming a digital nomad.

Advice for those moving to the Philippines, leaving the Netherlands or becoming a digital nomad.

Leaving the Netherlands or any home country to start an expat or digital nomad life asks a lot of preparations. I know there are some people out there that just leave, but believe me: you do not want to end up with border issues because of breaking governmental rules and tax laws. So good preparations is a job half done. It took me almost a year before I was ready to step on that plane. I’ve been through all the…

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Working and living in the Netherlands

Working and living in the Netherlands

The last couple of days I get lots of questions about working and living in the Netherlands. Many people in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa think the Netherlands is a piece of heaven money wise. Let me give you some inside information on how daily live is and on the subject of poverty in the Netherlands. Not a pretty topic, I know, but a realistic one. For there is no such thing as a heaven on earth, specially not within the…

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