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Visiting address Gemeente Maastricht council offices First floor (next to municipal desk) Mosae Forum 10 6211 DW Maastricht

Telephone +31 (0)43 350 5010

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Index

Welcome to the Maastricht Region – 1 Contact page – 2 Words of welcome – 6

Introduction – 14

About Expat Centre Maastricht Region – 16 Maastricht International Centre – 18 Arrival checklist – 22

Formalities – 24

BSN – 26 Residence permit – 28 Work permit – 28 DigiD – 29 Mijnoverheid.nl – 29 Bank account – 29 Driving in the Netherlands – 30 Importing a car – 31

Housing – 34

Buying a house – 38 Utilities – 39 Waste disposal – 41

Taxation, Healthcare & Insurance – 44

Taxation – 46 Healthcare – 51 National health insurance – 55 Welfare system / Social Security – 56

Education & Careers – 58

Childcare – 60 Education – 60 Language courses – 71 Working in the Maastricht Region – 74

Personal & Social – 78

Religion – 80 Volunteering – 80 Health screening – 82 Transport – 82 Social clubs – 83

Culture & Leisure – 88

Others – 94

Living in the Maastricht Region – 99

Map Euregio Meuse-Rhine – 102

Map Maastricht – 110 Events – 150 Language – 152 Public holidays – 154 Getting around – 157 FAQ – 166 The Partnership Programme – 170 Appendices – 184

Notes – 188 Colofon & contact details – 192