Living in the Netherlands

What's it like to live in the Netherlands? What can I expect when I arrive? How does the public transport work? Get answers to these questions. And much more about living in the Netherlands.

Arnhem plein in binnenstad

About the Netherlands
The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is a country in Western Europe. It borders Germany and Belgium. Althou…
Arrival in the Netherlands
This page gives you practical info about your arrival in the Netherlands. Are you a new student at HAN? You'll…
Government
When living in the Netherlands, you need a citizen service number (BSN). This number is important for all your…
Public Transport
The Netherlands has excellent public transport. In the Nijmegen and Arnhem area you can get almost everywhere …
Working as a student
The rules on working depend on your nationality. More specifically whether you're a citizen of the EU/EEA or n…
Cycling
Want to save money, help the environment and keep fit? Then why not get a bike and ride to campus! The Netherl…
Sport
Want a break from studying? Like to improve your fitness? Or just meet new people? HAN helps you find the righ…
Healthcare and insurance
The Netherlands has a good healthcare system. Learn more about healthcare in the Netherlands and the health in…

HAN International Intro

Get a good start to your studies by joining the HAN International Intro. Learn lots of useful info about living in the Netherlands. Get on board with your degree program. And make new friends!

35020 Groep studenten buiten met gitaar
Free course for HAN students!
 

Social Dutch

The Dutch are very international and almost everyone speaks English. But wouldn’t it be nice to know the basics of this unique language and culture? So that you can order a drink in a bar, for example. Ask a question at the supermarket. Or get directions at a train station. You'll learn how to do this in 8 fun sessions of 2 hours. Once you have a HAN account you can sign up. You'll also hear more about the Social Dutch course at the HAN Intro.

32461 Studenten doen drankje in de HANgar, landscape, studenten, economie, finance tax and advice, fta