Moving to Amsterdam? We offer weekly services to Holland from the UK! From full relocations to single items; dedicated or shared-load services.
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EUROPEAN SHARED LOAD
A part/shared load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from your destination. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part load service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.
EUROPEAN PREMIUM SERVICE
A direct service combines Matthew James’ service of excellence with the added advantage of a dedicated collection date and express delivery timescale. Handling of your effects is minimised as they remain on the same vehicle throughout. Although your delivery will be carried out in conjunction with other clients’ consignments, this means you will share the cost of the vehicle and your consignment will be prioritised for onward delivery typically within 7-10 days of collection.
EUROPEAN DEDICATED SERVICE
A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.
MOVING TO AMSTERDAM FROM THE UK? LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.
At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Amsterdam you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands in Amsterdam.
REASONS TO RELOCATE TO AMSTERDAM WITH MATTHEW JAMES…
- Range of tailored services
- Depots in Madrid, Barcelona & Costa del Sol
- Weekly moving services
- Dedicated team of professionals
- Door-to-door care
- Customs clearance assistance
- Years of local knowledge
- 3 generations of experience
- Customised vehicle fleet
- Bespoke crating
- BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
- Superior quality packing materials
- All loads inventoried by our own staff
- Meticulous attention to detail
Home to 180 different nationalities, Amsterdam’s welcoming and accepting environment draws expats from all over the world. Famous for its canals, bicycles, and coffee shops. Amsterdam has bit of a reputation for attracting drunk Brits on stag weekends. However, you don’t need to look very far at all in order to see the beauty that Amsterdam has to offer.
Among expats, Amsterdam is known for its work-life balance. It is common for many people, especially those with families, to work a four-day week. As with anywhere else in the world, it is easier to move with a job, than find one once you get there. It is not a requirement, however, to have a job before getting a BSN (bergerservicenummer), which is your citizen service number. Many big international companies have their headquarters or offices in the city like ING Bank, Accenture, booking.com, and Uber. Tech and finance are big employers in the city, so those with more experience will fare well in this job market.
Fortnightly services to Amsterdam
At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from Amsterdam, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Amsterdam.
We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.
Our storage facilities in Europe
All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Amsterdam and beyond.
Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.
Amsterdam offers the best of both worlds when it comes to getting around. The centre is extremely compact and therefore walkable, but the transport system is great as well! The trams, buses, trains and ferries operate from 06.00 – 00:30, so make sure you have enough money for a taxi if you are on a night out and plan to finish late. The OV-chipkaart acts as the city’s version of an Oyster or Metro card, and can be topped up with credit. As already mentioned, Amsterdam locals take “bike-friendly” to the extremes. Containing 400km and over 881,000 bikes (more than the population), 20% of the people head to work on a bicycle, and there are many Uber-esque options for renting a hop on hop off bike for short term uses. Stay away from driving, it would be more expensive and time consuming to get around the city on a four wheels.
Amsterdam can be split up into 5 districts, creatively called north, south, east, and west and centraal. Centraal is where those 17th-century houses all packed together can be found. Here, you are in the heart of the city. Oud Zuid is the posh part of Amsterdam, and is home to the Vondelpark which is Amsterdam’s largest green space. This makes it popular with families. De Pijp is situated in the south of the city, and contains a lively, multicultural atmosphere full of bars, shops and the Albert Cuyp market. Schooling in the Netherlands is up there with the best, in 2016 the World Economic Forum ranked it 5th in the world, and found Dutch kids to be the happiest in the world in 2013. The International School of Amsterdam is based in the south of the city, the British School of Amsterdam is spread over three campuses across the Oud Zuid district.
Amsterdam has everything you could want to do in a city. Great museums like the Rijksmuseum, fantastic canal cruises which come alive at night, or visit the famed Anne Frank House (but you have to book in advance you cannot buy tickets on the door). All of this and so much more!
POPULAR PLACES TO LIVE IN AND AROUND AMSTERDAM
Canel Belt – Jordaan – Old South – The Pijp – Westerpark – Spaarndammerbuurt – IJburg Eastern Docklands – Plantage – Bos en Lommer – Amstelveen – Ouderkerk a/d Amstel – Zaandam – Purmerend – Amstelveen – Hoofddorp – Landsmeer – Haarlem
The below regions are also within our relocation and removal service areas;
Groningen – Almere – Zandvoort – Scheveningen – Leiden – Nijmegen – Breda – Arnhem – Amstelveen – Rotterdam – The Hague – Eindhoven – Utrecht – Deventer – Zwolle