The Netherlands to Ireland
Planning to move to Ireland? Many others before you have already chosen Expat Moving Company for a smooth, trouble-free relocation. Expat Moving Company's moving specialists will take care of everything, every step of the way, whether you're looking to move all your household contents or simply a few of your cherished belongings to / from Ireland.
Expat Moving Company helps countless individuals and companies relocate to Ireland every week of the year. It's no problem whatsoever to help you relocate to or from Ireland. Whether you're thinking about Dublin, Belfast, Cork or Derry, look no further than Expat Moving Company to move all your household contents or simply a selection of your cherished belongings.
Did you know that we can help coordinate your move from Ireland back to the Netherlands or even from Ireland to any other country of your choice? Expat Moving Company experts are ready and waiting to relieve you of all the burdens. We'll pack, load, and ship your belongings to your new address – safely and soundly.
We'll also assign a dedicated relocation coordinator who'll oversee everything, every step of the way. We're ready and waiting to move whenever you are!
With over 35 years of experience specializing in Ireland and UK moves, Expat Moving Company Removals have the know-how with all the documentation in place to make your move between The Netherlands and Ireland, as smooth as possible.
We offer a full range of services to facilitate your move to Ireland, including full house removals to Ireland, or if you’re looking to move fewer items to Ireland you can take advantage of our part removals service. We also understand that moving to Ireland isn’t just about moving your home and possessions, most people will also look to bring any cars and motorcycles they own over with them which can add a layer of complexity to the moving process. Rest assured, moving to Ireland with Expat Moving Company means that we can handle moving your car or motorcycle to Ireland with no further trouble to you.
As we are committed to making your move to Ireland as stress and hassle-free as possible, we also offer a range of services to make your move more efficient. If you don’t have time to handle the packing of your items, why not take advantage of our packing service, or alternatively, if you’re not looking to move all of your possessions to Ireland, we have a secure storage facility in The Hague, Amsterdam, Dublin and Cork that can be used for both short-term and long-term needs.
No matter if your future move to Ireland is already being planned out, if you’re in the advanced stages, if you’re just beginning, or even if you’re contemplating the idea, get in touch with Expat Moving Company and take advantage of our expertise on all regions of Ireland.
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If you move from Holland to Ireland or the other way around, you can rely on Expat Moving Company for excellent affordable service.
We are glad to provide you with a quote for the packing and/ or unpacking of the boxes. As this is our daily business you make sure your belongings are packed by professionals and the price is often lower than you think.
If you need your furniture to be disassembled and reassembled, let us take care of that. We almost know the complete Ikea selection by heart, but you can also trust us with your designer furniture.
When you move from Ireland to Amsterdam our Relocation Team is glad to help you with all problems you come up with when you move to another country.
Our quality home movers can quickly strategize the best plan for packing up your items and moving them. If you don't have the time or energy to pack and move yourself, then our expert home movers can do it for you. Whether you need to put your items in storage for a brief time or you're ready to move them into a new home, we can help.
Our top-rated moving company offers the benefit of having both storage and transport solutions.
Moving to Ireland? Make sure to take enough time to prepare properly. This helps you avoid surprises during the move. However, this is easier said than done. That is where Expat Moving Company International expertise comes in. E.M.C. is a certified moving company that has extensive experience with relocations to Ireland and the rest of Europe.
Because Expat Moving Company International is a certified moving organization, you can count on the excellent quality of our services.
Request a free quote and our account manager will contact you to confirm your request and ask any additional questions we may have.
Within the agreed-upon term, we will send you our competitive offer, based on the information you provided and keeping your specific wishes in mind.
You can always contact us for advice on how to best handle your relocation.
Expat Moving Company International is a global provider of moving services to far-off destinations for both private individuals and businesses. This creates various advantages for you:
Expat Moving Company knows exactly what is important when moving abroad. With our checklist and guidance, you will never be faced with any surprises. We arrange the customs formalities for you and ensure safe transport. Whether this is by land or by air or sea freight. Due to the size of our international organisation, we can combine removals abroad and you always get the best price-quality guarantee.
Expat Moving Company is part of the international network of P & A International. This network consists of highly qualified and reliable removal companies in Ireland and all over the world.
The strength of Expat Moving Company lies in the combination of the expertise of various internationally operating companies. For you, this means that your relocation is guaranteed both within and outside the Netherlands by all international standards and quality requirements.
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There’s so much to love about Ireland. If you’re moving there, comhghairdeas! (congratulations!)
From the stunning natural beauty to the culture which delights at every opportunity, Ireland has something for everyone – plus it’s still in the European Union.
Oscar-winning actors, Nobel Prize-winning authors, and Grammy-winning singers have all called Ireland home. And what’s more, they had great craic (fun) doing it!
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Prepare yourself to spend more in Ireland than you might expect.
The country has the second-highest price level for consumer goods and services in the European Union, at 34 percentage points above the average.
Obviously, it’ll depend on where you live – beware, Dublin is particularly expensive – make sure you can afford life in Ireland before you move.
With apologies to other Irish cities – which all have their own wonderful character and charm – it’s hard to argue with the numbers.
1.9 million people live in the Greater Dublin Area, which is 39% of Ireland’s 4.9 million population. It makes sense then that the capital is the most exciting place to be.
And boy, does it live up to that reputation. Dublin is a vibrant, living organism, bursting with music, art, and new ideas.
The capital – which is a UNESCO City of Literature – plays host to the Dublin Fringe Festival, international festivals of literature, food, and film, and a four-day-long Bram Stoker Festival to celebrate the Irish author of Dracula.
And if you want to get away from it all, you’re in luck. You can visit the National Botanic Gardens, Iveagh Gardens, and Phoenix Park – the largest capital park in Europe, and home to a herd of fallow deer.
Ireland is packed to the brim with stunning landscapes and man-made structures, so don’t stand still.
The country’s relatively small size makes it the perfect place for weekend holidays, so there’s no excuse for missing out on Ireland’s many wonders.
Walk the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, relax in County Kildare’s Japanese Gardens, and spend a week driving and strolling through the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.
If you’re looking for a thrill, kiss the Blarney Stone (be prepared; you have to hang off the edge of the castle to reach it), and spend the day at Murder Hole Beach – a hidden beach in County Donegal whose ominous name belies its stunning nature.
Then pay a visit to Leap Castle, known as the most haunted castle in the world, thanks to the murderous exploits of former occupants, the O'Carroll clan.
And make sure to enter the lottery to spend the Winter Solstice at Newgrange, a gigantic 5,200-year-old passage tomb in County Meath which is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Ireland’s healthcare system is the 11th best in the world, according to a 2018 study published in The Lancet and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
That’s 12 places above The Netherlands – and predictably, the differences don’t stop there.
Ireland has a higher average life expectancy than The Netherlands, at 82.1, as well as more hospital beds per person and a lower child mortality rate, according to the OECD and the World Bank respectively.
The Emerald Isle also has a lower avoidable mortality rate, diabetes rate, and rate of self-reported poor health among its citizens, according to a different OECD report.
There are also 30.9 doctors per 10,000 people, placing Ireland above nations including Norway, the US, and the UK, which has 28 doctors per 10,000.
Private healthcare is a large reason why the service is so highly rated in Ireland, with 46% of people taking advantage of this offering.
In Ireland, people have a habit of turning up late. It’s bad, we know, but everybody does it – and there’s proof.
An Urban Dictionary entry for “Irish People Time” defines it as “an inability to leave the house, making one chronically late for everything.”
If you’re also perpetually late, you’ll feel right at home. If not, get on board, or prepare to spend long stretches staring at your phone while fuming at your still-not-present friends.
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This should not be a culture shock for the Dutch or Brits, but still – be prepared for a serious drinking culture.
Don’t feel like you have to chug beers or shots, though. There’s a lot more to drinking in Ireland than getting drunk.
Ireland has a massive variety of alcoholic offerings to sample. With everything from Baileys Irish Cream to Bulmers Irish cider to choose from – along with the ubiquitous Guinness – you’ll never be short of a new drink.
This is the home of the Irish coffee, after all.
On the subject of alcohol…
You’ll love whiskey in Ireland – just don’t do what I did on one fateful trip to a Dublin distillery, and admit you like Scottish whisky more.
And spell it right, otherwise you’ll be breaking the law. The extra ‘e’ is enshrined in the Irish Whiskey Act of 1980, and helps differentiate Ireland’s products from Scotland’s.
So what are the differences? Well, Irish whiskey is triple distilled – unlike double distilled Scotch – and is generally smoother, with its unmalted barley producing delicious notes of vanilla.
There are many varieties of Irish whiskey, so go ahead and find your favourite. Sláinte!
Speaking of the Netherlands customs, if you’re worried about missing out on your regular weather discussions (no judgement; it’s a great small talk subject), then worry no more.
60% of people in Ireland talk about the weather twice per day, and 25% discuss it at least four times per day, according to a survey by Ipsos MRBI.
Just like the Netherlands, Ireland is generally mild but can experience multiple sudden changes in weather over just a few hours – so your Mastermind-level skills will be put to good use.
Through Expat Moving Company's range of simple, efficient and tailored moving services, we provide a seamless experience. You only select and pay for the services you need.
We include a considerate pre-move consultation so we can work with you to assess your needs. We’ll take you through how our international moving service works, and all the additional features of our removals service. We are completely transparent about our transportation costs, including optional extras.
We understand the importance of keeping your personal belongings safe when moving internationally. On the moving day we send our team of professional movers and packers who use only the best in packaging materials and techniques.
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William Shakespeare may as well have been describing the Emerald Isle when he wrote: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
Ireland has the 32nd-biggest GDP in the world according to the International Monetary Fund, while lying just 118th in terms of country size.
Global megacorporations including Google, Apple, Facebook, and IBM have chosen Ireland for their European base of operations, and Irish people have won six Nobel Prizes.
And the country also punches above its weight in terms of producing fantastic actors, from Maureen O’Hara and Peter O'Toole to Pierce Brosnan, Saoirse Ronan, and countless others.
Irish nationals come from exactly 200 countries, according to the 2016 census, and this is reflected in the wonderful diversity of events and food you can find in your new home.
Party at Oktoberfest celebrations, enjoy nationwide Culture Night events, and delight in three days of fireworks, music and dancing that honour St. Patrick every March.
From the Body & Soul Festival in Westmeath and the Waterford Harvest Festival to delicious restaurants from every corner of the globe, you’ll have enough variety to last a lifetime.
On your travels, you’ll encounter plenty of surprising traditions. Lean into them, and you’ll have a whale of a time.
For example, for more than 400 years in Killorglin, County Kerry, locals have held the Puck Fair, in which a wild goat is captured in the mountains, brought to the town square, and crowned King Puck by a local schoolgirl – who is herself known as Queen Puck.
The goat’s subjects celebrate this coronation for three days, before the monarch is released back into their natural habitat.
And on Halloween, barmbrack (a sweet bread with sultanas and raisins) is traditionally baked so it contains a pea, piece of cloth, ring, stick, and small coin. Symbolic meanings are drawn from who receives which item in their slice.
Where else in the world can you enjoy customs like these? Nowhere. Enjoy it.
As well as these customs, you’ll also come across multiple unique superstitions in Ireland. Obviously, these aren’t universally believed, but they live on.
An itchy palm signifies that money is coming your way, while an itchy nose is seen by some as indicating that a fight is on the horizon.
Don’t worry though, you can take precautions against danger. Bakers historically cut a cross into their loaf to let the devil out of the dough – and still do this, to produce a more even bake.
And we’re sure it won’t come up, but whatever you do, don’t cut down a lone hawthorn or ash tree standing in the middle of a field. In Celtic folklore, they’re fairy trees – the gateway between our world and that of the wee folk.
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