Tag: Expat life

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Moving countries for a new job, maybe even taking your family with you, is a big decision to make. We get that. So we asked some of our international colleagues what their experience was like.  Expats welcome! We love the international environment at our office. It’s vibrant. It’s inclusive. It’s amazing. So we definitely invite […]

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Many of our Emakina colleagues are mums and dads and love spending time with their family. In 2019, we’ve celebrated 8 newborns (and counting!) at Emakina. As regulation on parental, maternity and partner leave differs per country, we thought it would be a good idea to explain a bit more about how it works in […]

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When joining the Dutch Emakina team from another country, you might be eligible for a tax exemption. Quite a nice one actually: 30% of your salary could be paid tax-free! Learn what the 30% ruling is, how it works and more.  If you are considering a job at Emakina in The Netherlands, the 30% ruling […]

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Amsterdam ranks 11th on the Quality of Living Ranking. Out of 231 cities, that’s quite an impressive number. But what does it mean in reality?

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Tech Lead Alon Rotem relocated to The Netherlands to come work at Emakina. That’s a life decision with quite some impact. We were curious to learn about his experience, so of course we had a chat about all the details of his relocation to The Netherlands.

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Dutch Office Life

Storming off to lunch at 12 pm sharp, running from meeting to meeting and direct communication are part of Dutch working culture. Hey, we just like to be efficient! But what comes natural to the Dutchies, may surprise the non-Dutch colleagues. Here’s a few things that bazzle our international colleagues.

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Past tense, future tense, and of course the kofschip and the pronunciation of our famous g-sound. Learning Dutch is quite a challenge. One we take on as a team.