More and more people that we assist with during their move to and settling in period in the Netherlands are under the age of 30. It is good to build up international experience. You will experience cultural differences, and will be able to actually more or less live the life that the original inhabitants live. Work is important, but other factors, like the culture, are as important.
The Netherlands has a broad cultural offer that is worthwhile to be discovered if you have not already done so. Curious to visit the Rijksmuseum and watch Rembrandt’s Nightwatch? Or do you want to see more contemporary art at the Stedelijk Museum or Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle? Or are you more interested in opera, ballet? Do you perhaps like the cabaret of Boom Chicago?
CJP is a special card that enables you to visit museums, theatres, cinemas and a number of festivals with a discount. The card will cost you only € 17,50 per year. You will find more information and an application form (in English) on http://expat.cjp.nl/.
Using the card, you will receive up to 60% reduction on performances like Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier or the ballet Hans van Manen live, one of the most famous choreographs of the world. You can get reduction on tickets for the Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the world’s best orchestras. Does pop music appeal more to you? Lowlands is a very nice festival in August, with in this year’s edition artists like Kendrick Lamar, Christine & the Queens and Interpol in the line-up. Your CJP will give you € 10 discount on a ticket.
And if you don’t want to go on the cultural tour; you can even buy clothes or new running shoes with discount with your CJP!
I wish you an enjoyable time in the Netherlands.