How does household waste management work in The Netherlands and my role in this process? Part 2

Previously we provided information about many of the everyday types of basic household waste, here in The Netherlands. We indicated who is responsible for everyday waste management, and how you can ensure you play your part in the recycling process to help keep our world a little greener and cleaner! Did you know The Netherlands is aiming to be a completely waste-free country by 2050? The Netherlands currently has a top-down approach to waste disposal, with the following being the process …

Please be aware, Ministry of justice telephonic BSN number scam.

BSN scam alert

“This call is to inform you that legal action is being taken on your BSN number. Send your BSN number to…” ‘National Police’ “The callers often pretend to be from the National Police or the Dutch Supreme Court,” a spokesperson said. Victims usually hear an English recorded tape. “ What is said varies. Sometimes they say, for example, that your social security number is being misused, or that you have an arrest warrant against you.” Then you are asked to enter a …

How does household waste management work in The Netherlands and my role in this process?

Part 1: We all want to live in a greener and cleaner environment, and The Netherlands strives towards this goal. As an individual and a household, we are required to abide by certain waste management protocols. These protocols do vary between municipalities, so it is especially important to check what is required of your household in your specific municipal area. Your taxes pay for these processes, so it is vital you understand how they work. It is also important to …

Smoke Detector / rookmelder 2022

From 1 July 2022, a smoke detector is mandatory on every floor. This has been mandatory for new construction since 2003, but will soon also be mandatory for existing homes.We will now include costs for missing smoke detectors as directly necessary costs in an architectural report.

What you need to know about your BSN Appointment

Regardless of whether you have an EU passport or not, if you are going to be living in the Netherlands (for the first time) for more than 4 months, you will need to register for your Citizen Service Number: BSN. BSN Appointment at Gemeentes: You need to register for your BSN at your local Gemeente within 5 days of your arrival in the Netherlands. This can either be at the Gemeente where: your work address is located (if you have …

What Documents you’ll need when searching for a rental property in the Netherlands

If you’re planning on moving to the Netherlands, it’s a good idea to know what the standard documents are that you’ll be asked for when applying for a rental property (or to just be considered for a viewing). It’s important to gather these documents as quickly as possible. Properties go extremely quickly in the Netherlands and making sure that you have all your information and documents sent through to the rental agents as quickly as possible means a better chance …