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How to get help when you are sick

Rules in The Netherlands obligate you, to have a health insurance. As soon as you got insurance, you must find your doctor (huisarts). To find it, you can go to google and search “huisarts (put your city area)” for example “huiarts Den Bosch oost”. If you have a student health insurance, most of the time your school is going to point out the huisarts for you, so you don’t have to search.
After you find via google or other search machine, you have to go to the huisart and register yourself. Do not forgot your insurance card and identity card. Make sure you have your huisarts telephone number. If you were sick, you had to call your huisarts assistant and make appointment. Usually the appointment will be the next day, if you really need quick help, you can tell the huisarts. Remember, If you got  cold and flu, you didn’t need to go to huisarts, just take paracetamol (you can buy it in drugstore), because huisarts will advice the same. As it get worse and you got fever in several night you need to contact your huisarts. If you got sick in the weekend and need help, unfortunately your huisarts is closed in in the weekend, but if you called them, you will hear voice that recommend other huisarts who open in weekend. Continue reading

How to throw your household waste in The Netherlands

Yep!! Managing your garbage become important to do in The Netherlands. To support clean environment  the local government seperate the waste into two container. Each house have one in dark grey and one in green colour. Green container is only for organic trash (food, fruit, trash from your garden). Dark grey container is for non-organic trash. Continue reading

How to check a train schedule in The Netherlands

Train is the main public transportation in Netherlands. When you arrive for the first time in Netherlands in Schipol airports, you need to buy train tickets in the ticket desk or ticket machine.

How much is the ticket cost, where is the track and the departure time? you can see in NS (official trains company in The Netherlands) website. You can follow the instruction bellow. Continue reading

Finding a room in The Netherlands

Finding a room in Netherlands is not easy, specially in Randstad area (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Rotterdam). So far, my favourite site is kamernet. You need to find a good location and also a good price. Then, you also consider your future housemate. After you give reaction to the room, if the landlord or future housemate like you, you usually get an invitation to see the house and interview. Some landlord invites other people who interest with the room in the same time. I will give you tips for you to find a room, because I had some experience choosing my new housemate : Continue reading

Plan your journey with 9292OV

Since you start live in The Netherlands and want to travel around city or to another city with bus or train, you have to make a good planning. Thanks God for 9292OV. In this website you can easily plan your journey.

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Bus in The Netherlands

Thing you need to know about bus in Netherlands:

1. Almost all the bus final destination is city centraal.
2. You come in from front door and exit from back door of the bus.
3. The bus always come on time, so make sure you already in the bus halte 5 minutes before schedule.
4. To see Bus schedule you can see in 9292OV. I will show you how to plan your journey using this website in other page.
5. You can buy ticket or using OV Chipcard (information about OV Chipcard in other pages) or 1.20-1.60 euro to the bus driver. Do not  give 100 euro or 50 euro to the bus driver, he/she  doesn’t have change to return your money.
6. It is not allowed to smoke, eat and drink in the bus. One time in Utrecht,I came to a bus with a cup of coffee, the bus driver did not allow me to get in until I finish my drink.
7. To make the bus stop, press the red button. Me and my ex housemate in Deventer, for the first time ride a bus to our home, and we screamed stop to the driver, the bus doesn’t stop 😀 so make sure you press the red button, and see the “stop” light behind the bus driver’s seat turn on red.