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CHILDCARE ALLOWANCE • Parents working (or studying) in the Netherlands are entitled to the childcare allowance (kinderopvangtoeslag) for children under 12 to help cover the cost of childcare, and can reduce costs up to 93 percent depending on income and number of children. See more info at www.svb.nl. • Childcare allowance depends on a household’s (joint) income,. • Childcare allowance for high-income households is capped at a certain percent of costs, depending on income. • Parents must be employed (or studying) to claim allowances. • The childcare centre or childminding agency must be registered in www.landelijkregisterkinderopvang.nl. In case of childminding services, the childminder must be registered as well. • In the event of sickness, holiday, parental leave, extra training or part-time unemployment benefit, the number or hours ‘worked’ remains unchanged, as does the number of hours of childcare allowance granted.

• Childcare allowance is also capped to a set of maximum hourly rates (230 hours max per month), depending on the type of care. Both can be calculated on the government site www.government.nl. • Parents cannot claim allowances if they look after each other’s children or if relatives provide care. • You have the nationality of an EU country, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland. Are you from another country? In that case, you need a valid residence permit or work permit. • Fun tips for families • Get out and about! There are many playgrounds tucked between the houses, streets and shops. • Fun for free – visit a children’s farm or kinderboerderij. These city farms often have educational and recreational activities during the week. • Cultural fun – There are over 1500 musea in the Netherlands. Dutch museums often have audio guides for kids available in several languages and have special tours for children, as for instance Rijksmuseum Muiderslot. • Hit the beach – the Netherlands has 451 kilometres of coastline accessible by car, bike, boat and public transport. • Dutch theme parks – De Efteling is a huge park offering exciting rides for older kids and a Disney-esque experience with folkloric touches for younger ones. More theme parks can be found at www.pretparkennederland.nl. • Activities overview - Good sites for finding out more about children’s activities include ‘away with children’ (www.wegmetdekids.nl) and ‘out with children’ (www.uitmetkinderen.nl).

FAMILY LAW • SliepenbeekVanCoolwijkVanGaalen

De Lairessestraat 151, 1075 HK Amsterdam +31 (0)88 v909 4921 | pmontanus@scg-advocaten.nl Parklaan 54, 5613 BH Eindhoven +31 (0)88 909 4900 | cvandervegt@scg-advocaten.nl www.scg-advocaten.nl |  @SCGadvocaten

NOTARIES • Mr MJ Meijer Notarissen

Keizersgracht 695–699, 1017 DW Amsterdam +31 (0)20 531 7070 | info@meijernotarissen.nl | www.meijernotarissen.nl |  @meijernotarissen

GROUPS AND CLUBS • American Women's Club of The Hague

Johan van Oldenbarneveltlaan 43, 2582 NJ, Den Haag +31 070 350 6007 | info@awcthehague.org | www.awcthehague.org |  @AWCTheHague

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