Setting up home
Dutch regulations make it easy for residents to choose and change suppliers.
In many cases, the utilities (gas, water and electricity) will already be connected and you just need to transfer them into your name. If you are paying an inclusive rent, check your contract carefully for what is covered in the monthly sum. UnitedConsumers offers affordable energy and gas for expats, more info at www.unitedconsumers.com or check out www.mijnaansluiting.nl (in Dutch), here you can connect all your utilities online.
There is a huge range of options from many suppliers with combination deals for telephone (bellen), internet (surfen) and TV, charged under a single monthly fee.
Check out the exhibitors at the Expat Fair about Setting up home.