- Edward van den Bergh Director
- Roz Fremder Director
We’re specialists in expat relocation, housing, schooling and tax in The Netherlands. We have a vast array of experience regarding all aspects of living in the Netherlands. From applications for work visa and residence permits, to finding a new home, we help expats settle into Dutch life. Our team is here to make your life easier and to help you feel like a ’local’ in The Netherlands. Learn more about our dedicated team below.
“Amsterdam is a city that keeps surprising you! There are so many random things you can do, see and observe which constantly put a smile on your face. I love the sense of freedom you feel living here!”Edward was born in the south of The Netherlands, the youngest of 3 boys. When Edward was just old enough to ride a bike, his parents decided it would be great to bring kids up in New Zealand. (By the way, he thinks they were right!). When asked his nationality, Edward would classify himself as 1/3 Dutch and 2/3 Kiwi!
“I find the directness of the Dutch refreshing. You always know where you stand with a Dutchie! That coupled with the general tolerance and acceptance of the culture make The Netherlands an ideal place to call home!”Roz was born and raised in a small mid-western town, but always had big dreams of travelling and living abroad. After relocating to several places within the United States, Roz finally had the opportunity to move internationally to The Netherlands in 2008. Roz had 17 years banking industry experience in marketing and project management but was looking for a career change. She found just what she was looking for with Expat HELP!
“Living in Holland is having the best of all worlds; the perfect balance of fun, creativity, professional possibilities and international allure”Sarah is a Dutchie, originally from the south of Holland. Sarah moved to Amsterdam in 2004 to experience the dynamics of the capital. She was intent on creating a life that included fun, laughter, diversity and the opportunity to meet interesting and inspiring people. Sarah brings energy and enthusiasm to the relocation team and keeps everyone up-to-date on what's hip and happening about town. Sarah wants every expat to experience Holland as a local and love it as much as she does!
“I love working in a city that reminds me of home. After all, this is where New Amsterdam in New York comes from. What better a place to live!”A native New Yorker, Angela was born and raised in the Big Apple. That's also where she began her career in relocation. Angela lived in Sydney, Australia for a year before moving to The Netherlands in 2012. With an eye for detail and that undeniable New York drive and enthusiasm, Angela makes sure your relocation stays on track.
“People, bikes, canals and cafes make it feel like a home away from home in no time. I loved it from the first day.’Born and raised in a small town in the south of Germany, Cathrina always felt the urge to experience life in another country, preferably in a big busy city with lots to do. So she packed her bags and started her overseas travels by studying in Dundee, Scotland and Cambridge, England before completing her studies at the University of Groningen in the North of the Netherlands. Cathrina then moved to the ‘big city’ of Amsterdam, and loves the everyday cycle to work along the worlds famous canals. Being an expat herself, Cathrina has a true empathy for internationals coming to the Netherlands and goes the extra mile to ensure a good start in the never boring city of Amsterdam.
“Amsterdam is truly a global city yet still feels like a village. Biking or boating around you get the best combination of old and new mixed in with a vibrancy that you don’t get anywhere else in Europe.”Katya is Canadian-Brazilian and has been living in Amsterdam since 2003. Having been an expat herself and worked in relocation since 2005, Katya knows what is essential and vital to adjusting to life in a new country and city. Katya loves Amsterdam and believes this is the easiest city in the world to adjust to as an expat. And as a mother to two small children, Katya takes extra special care towards families to ensure that they have a smooth and happy transition into their new city.
“Amsterdam is a place where you can meet the most amazing and interesting people. It's a place where you can grow and learn. There's never a dull moment!”Tara is truly an international woman and started her life as an expat! Born in Kenya and raised in England, Tara moved to Finland for 10 years before relocating to Amsterdam in 1999. Tara started her professional career as a teacher. Her empathy and true desire to help others is evident in her passion for helping expats find a home and settle into their new home city.
“Amsterdam’s main attraction is the city of Amsterdam itself!”Coming from the south of Holland, Eeg originally came up to Amsterdam just to study a couple of years and then return south. Instead, he fell in love with the city, and stayed permanently. Having worked for years with foreign visitors, tourists and corporate guests, Eeg knows exactly how Amsterdam life is for non-Dutchies, and how to make them feel at home.
“After having lived abroad, I fell in love with my home city all over again!"Born and raised in the Jordaan, Amsterdam's popular and picturesque part at the canals, Adinda grew up as one of six children. However, they were never the typical Dutch family. With her mum coming from a Jewish family and a father who grew up in Indonesia, Adinda learned about different cultures and habits from the very beginning. Adinda's interest of different cultures, which she was brought up with, never stopped. After finishing high school, she left her home country and worked as an Au Pair in France. After marrying Adinda relocated her family to Hawaii and New Zealand for several years. It was during this time she realized how challenging it can be to move to another country! While she appreciated all the help she could get at the time, it was difficult not knowing her way around. Adinda now wants to make expats feel welcome and at home in her favorite city of Amsterdam, in which she is so grateful to live again!
“I've loved every minute of travelling around the world, but I’m happy now to call Amsterdam my home“Erica is British and worked for over 20 years in the British Diplomatic Service. She’s lived all over the world from Latin America to Africa, from North America to South East Asia and then the Netherlands, Latvia and back to Amsterdam – a total of 9 countries and 18 house moves! Having travelled so extensively, both as a single employee, married, and married with a family, she thinks she’s experienced nearly all the scenarios that expats face when moving country. Now that her own travelling has stopped, she takes pleasure in helping you to settle in quickly and start enjoying life in Holland.
“Many of the world’s cities I’ve been to make the claim, but Amsterdam truly sets the standard for a global village. It combines the style of a small town while offering big city amenities.“Steve grew up in a mid-sized city in Ohio, the heartland of the United States. In many ways the size, rural settings and flat landscapes of Ohio remind him of his new home in the Netherlands. He has been an expat himself, having lived and worked in the Netherlands and Thailand. Human resources, organization development and systems/process design are his professional areas of concentration. Besides his current role with Expat Help, he was the Director of Operations and Staffing for a charity in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the Global Director of HR Systems, Processes and Recruiting for a multi-national chemical company in Amsterdam.
“Amsterdam on its best is on a Saturday morning with the sun shining on the Amsterdam canals while sipping your cup of coffee.“Even though Carmen is officially a Dutchie, she likes to think of herself as an 'international'. Carmen studied in The Netherlands and at the University of San Diego. She worked as an interpreter during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and worked for about 2 years in Boston, Massachusetts. She also worked as a volunteer in an orphanage in Cuzco Peru and she travelled for four months through South America. Carmen has visited every continent in the world and chooses to call Amsterdam her home because there is no place like Amsterdam and none compare in her opinion. At Expat Help, Carmen is managing the back office and in charge for compliance and reporting.
“Amsterdam is a brilliant city and I enjoy the canals, flowers, bikes, and cafes. My favorite thing to do is to walk along the canals during sunset“Lauren was raised in Ohio, United States and always enjoyed travelling abroad. Soon enough Lauren had the opportunity to move abroad and she is very happy to be living in Europe. A couple of her favorite things about the Netherlands are the variety of unique cities, sunny days, and ease of transportation. I always found myself feeling very welcomed because I find the Dutch positive and thoughtful. Lauren has personal experience relocating to a new country and truly understands how challenging it can be and all the intricate parts of the move.