Moving to Rotterdam
Are you thinking of moving to Rotterdam? It is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the Netherlands, with a fast growing expat population and a refreshing lack of tourists. Much of the city was destroyed by WWII bombs and rebuilt in a radical modernist style.
Employment opportunities are being driven by increased international investment, with over 100 international companies setting up base there in the past four years. The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe. From 1962 to 2004, it was the world’s busiest port, before being superseded by Shanghai. It is now the fourth biggest port in the world.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Rotterdam
Expats tend to settle around the city centre or in one of Rotterdam’s scenic green suburbs. The city centre has a selection of modern apartments, some with water views. Parking is limited but residents enjoy close proximity to a range of shops and restaurants.
Property prices are highest around Central Station and Rotterdam International School. Kralingen and Kop van Zuid/Nieuwewerk are both favoured by younger expats. Hillegersberg is suited to expats with families, homes here are expensive and always popular, being close to several of the international schools.
The following site has details of the international school in Rotterdam: Property portal for Rotterdam
Schools if moving to Rotterdam
Teaching standards are generally high and schools well organised. All children living in the Netherlands are entitled to attend a public school, providing there are spaces available. Expats, particularly those who have teenage children or only intend to stay in Rotterdam for the short-term usually choose an international school, offering a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
The following site has a list of English language schools: Schools portal for Rotterdam
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Rotterdam
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Tax and Banking information for Rotterdam
Travel if you are thinking of moving to Rotterdam
Rotterdam has an excellent transport system, there are trams, buses, a metro line and water cabs that can take you from one part of town to the other very effectively. The fastest way to travel in the city centre is to take a bicycle. There are several places you can rent bicycles. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is located 3.5 miles northwest of Rotterdam and is the Netherlands’ third largest airport.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Rotterdam
The currency of the Netherlands is the Euro, which is divided into 100 cents.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Currency Conversion Site
European Removals To Rotterdam
This item is brought to you by www.whiteandcompany.co.uk the international removals storage and shipping company serving Rotterdam and the surrounding area.
White & Company were also proud winners of the British Association of Removers and Which? Trusted Traders ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016