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Why The Dutch Government No Longer Uses The Terms Allochtoon/Autochtoon Posted by on Nov 25, 2016

Earlier this month, the Dutch Rijksoverheid (government) – or, more specifically, the Raad voor Regeringsbeleid (Council for Government Policy) and the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Central Office of Statistics) – decided to drop the use of the often used terms allochtoon and autochtoon. What do they mean? And why did the government decide to stop using them? And what do they use now instead?…

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Moving to the Netherlands: Your Dutch Immigration Vocabulary Checklist Posted by on Aug 30, 2016

the hague immigration

As if there aren’t enough good reasons for moving to the Netherlands anyways, Dutch language learners have the extra motivation of getting the complete linguistic and cultural immersion that can only be truly achieved by moving to another country. Many readers of this blog may be planning a future move to the Netherlands, and rightly so…

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Living in the Netherlands Means Integrating Posted by on Mar 9, 2015

The Netherlands was the first country to require a language and culture exam for those who want to live here (except for expats or students). The purpose of the exam is to push immigrants to integrate or integreren into Dutch life by learning the language, history and culture of the country. This seems to me like…

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Immigration to the Netherlands Posted by on Jun 21, 2010

There are many reasons you might want to immigrate to the Netherlands.  Whether it’s reuniting with family, starting a family, following a spouse, trying something new, or getting your education, the entire process can be very confusing.  If you’re seriously considering moving here, there are resources you will need to check out first and questions…

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