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a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

Maastricht

Moving to Maastrict

Hi, I have a English speaking job in Maastrict and I am moving in April. Just wanted to ask a few questions if anyone could be so kind as to answer

the 30 % rule a little confused by it, does that mean that it is my tax free allowance every mth and then taxed on the rest? what is the taxable percent on the rest of my mthly salary.

Also I want to live a little out of Maastrict, does anyone know any nice cheaper areas to live by there, dont mind travelling a little bit for work.

Finally, are there any private landlords that I could rent an apartment from all I can find online are agencies and the prices are really high for fees.

Thanks



13 Answers


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Amsterdam

This is the website for the Dutch taxes, maybe you can find the info there or they might help you: belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/c...




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

Thanks alot I will have a look :)




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

Explore some of the websites I have listed at: [original VT link]

If you rent for longer time it is not uncommon to deposit a sum of money equal to two months of rent. Ask what is included in the rent (untilities, TV/radio, Internet, local taxes etc).

Maastricht is an international student city. During the summer leave of 3 month you probably can take over a student room for a cheap price, so keep a close look at at what the univercities might offer. I have stayed at [original VT link] and I'm sure there similar student accomodations.

PJ

PJ




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

Thanks, you have been really helpful. The places you mention also look very interesting to move too. I will definetly be interested in those areas. How long have you been living in Netherlands?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Montebelluna

I had lived in Maastricht for 3 years, I'm still having an apartment there (anyway already rented)...regarding the Dutch tax laws you're going to pay an amount but you will also get a reimbursement almost every year by the Dutch tax office...it's difficult to calculate the taxes, so you have to contact a professional there...especially the first year I spent just 6 months there, I did my declaration and get a reimbursement of 2.000 Euros! :-)

Regarding where to live...Maastricht is expensive, not such some cities like Amsterdam or Den Hague, Rotterdam or Utrecht...so it depends what you want...I recommend you to find something in the district of Heugem, it's cheaper than other districts and it's fine...otherwise you can consider to move to Belgium (Lanaken, Smeermas, Riemst)...normally it's cheaper or find something in the surroundings like Valkenburg, Cadier en Keer, Margraten) and so on...




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Denver

The only thing I can help you with is the lodging question. It has already been well answered with the information about the expat site and staying outside of Maastricht itself. Good luck and enjoy.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

Thanks for your reply, very helpful :)




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

Thanks, what about private landlords where can I find those?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

Another question........my boyfriend will be looking for work anything, even factory jobs... how would he go about trying to get that sort of work, cant see any manual/factory jobs advertised anywhere online? :)




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

Private landlords partly can be found on the Internet on one of the websites that are at
[original VT link]

especial
marktplaats.nl/z.html?query=...
for rooms to rent

or

marktplaats.nl/z.html?query=...
for houses to rent

Jobs; see:
englishlanguagejobs.com/cand...
http://www.hollandexpatcenter.com/

There are job agencies like:
http://www.stevik.nl/#
http://www.werk-t.nl/vacatures
or look for an overview of "Uizendbureaus" at
marktplaats.nl/z.html?query=...

For possible mandatory (working) permits see: newtoholland.nl/NewToHolland...

PJ




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

wow!!! thank you so so much, that great !!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barcelona

How much is it to buy a monthly pass for trains, buses, if I live in Tilburg could I get a monthly train pass for a set price?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

The Dutch Railways (www.ns.nl) has several products for this, like
-maandtrajectkaart (monthly fixed journey)
-altijd vrij (always free; more flexible)
-jaartrajectkaart (yearly fixed journey)

What will suit you idepends of the number of journeys you will make per month, if you travel within the peak hours or not and some other variables.

Some more info at: ns.nl/en/travellers/ov-chipk...

PJ





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