What People Say
From the beginning the Connect Relocation team were helpful, realistic and honest about what we would need for our move and when. Moving countries can feel so daunting, especially during a global pandemic, but Astrid and the team made sure our move was as stress free as possible. They thought of everything so that we could relax and put our energy elsewhere. It would have been so difficult to find a place to live without their help. Now we’re in a lovely apartment, in a beautiful location and it was all ready for us when we arrived. We think Astrid and the Connect Relocation team are great, their pricing is fair and transparent and the service that was provided was worth every penny!
I am extremely satisfied with the services of Connect Relocation. I didn’t even have to mention I needed some things solved in short notice: the help came immediately. What is more, It did not feel like I was dealing with a company, It felt more like I was dealing with a person that was genuinely wanting to help me. With the overwhelming amount of tasks involved in a relocation process, knowing that there is an experienced team ready to point you in the right direction takes away a good portion of stress, giving you peace of mind.
I deeply recommend Connect Relocation to whoever is moving to the Netherlands.
Connect Relocation’s service was incredibly helpful in assisting with all parts of my move from the UK to Groningen. Importantly, I was clearly informed up front what the service included and what would be charged. Within a week or so the local contact Monique had undertaken four house viewings where all the important aspects were filmed for me. This was especially useful given Covid-19 related travel restrictions meant I was not able to visit the city for several months before actually moving. I am now renting a very nice apartment which I am certain I would not have found without Monique’s local connections with rental agencies! The fact that my utility bills were also arranged for me (always after discussion) also helped remove much of the stress. I would absolutely recommend Connect Relocation to anyone looking for a smoother move to the Netherlands.
We relocated from Ukraine with the help of Connect Relocation. I have no idea how it would be possible to do it without their help – I’m pretty sure we’d make a lot of mistakes on our way. They had been very helpful and gave a prompt response to any question of ours. They also took care of everything – starting from our visa process to finding our apartment and setting up utilities for us. We recommend their services to anyone relocating to the Netherlands. Thanks a lot for your help!
Relocating in Amsterdam has been such a wonderful experience thanks to the work from the team at Connect-Relocation. They engaged with us before our landing to address any open points and already had a well defined action plan upon our arrival. Thanks to them we found the perfect home in our new city just within a couple of days. They were very professional and yet personable, I can’t recommend them enough.
We so appreciated the services provided by Monique from Connect Relocation. She gave detailed videos of each house and then got our lease all sorted as well as the utilities. She also helped us rent furniture and was there when the furniture arrived as well as all of our shipped boxes. We were able to arrive in the Netherlands with a functioning house. The service was cheerful and professional. Monique was personable and we really enjoyed working with her.
We could not be more delighted with the services we received from Connect Relocation. The entire experience, from beginning to end, was not only professional, effective and efficient, but it was also enjoyable and friendly. We felt like we were in good hands the entire time. It’s important to note that our relocation to Amsterdam from the US was to happen in early April 2020, right at the start of the global pandemic. We experienced numerous setbacks, and even started to lose hope at one point, but almost 5 months later we were able to see our plan through to its end, and we’re now safely and happily in Amsterdam in our beautiful new flat. Through all the challenges, Monique and the Connect Relocation team kept cool heads in totally unprecedented circumstances. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and we enthusiastically recommend Connect Relocation.
From start to finish, working with Connect Relocation was an excellent experience! We can’t say enough good things. We’ve made several international moves and worked with many of the large relocation companies, and Connect Relocation was by far the best experience. Connect Relocation took the time to understand our needs, worked tirelessly to meet them, were highly responsive, and executed everything ahead of schedule and below budget. Connect Relocation anticipated our needs and accomplished many things without our asking so that our home was ready for us upon arrival. If you’re looking for a seamless move to the Netherlands, we highly recommend Connect Relocation!
Relocating outside of Egypt for the very first time, I have always imagined it to be an experience full of frustrations, that’s why I was rather surprised by how my mind was at ease with your help!
starting with Astrid giving me advices and tips about the initial steps of relocation when I was back in Egypt, showing me what to expect from the housing market, walking me through every single procedure when I arrived here, following up with housing options to help me settle-in and tons of tips and advices along the way!
ending up with Monique arranging everything I could think of for my new home and actually taking me there herself while making sure everything is well handled for me to settle in.
and then there is that icing on the cake when I received my first welcome letter in my mailbox from you both which warmed my heart
Working with Connect Relocation was one of the best decisions we made. At first we tried to find an apartment on our own but soon discovered that the housing market in Amsterdam is extremely tough. After we contacted you, we managed to see apartments that we liked before but just couldn’t make an appointment with and succeeded in getting the apartment that was perfect for us. Not only that, but you also helped us with setting up the utilities, insurances and always explained everything to us so we made an informed decision. If and when we’ll decide to relocate, we’ll surely contact you again. Thank you for everything!
It was absolutely wonderful to work with your team on my relocation. I found all of the information I needed and I can’t imagine how difficult or error prone it could have been if I was to handle this on my own. The only small thing that would have been ideal would be to have more viewings in a shorter period of time. At some points I felt pressured to settle with a housing option to avoid expensive and uncomfortable short term stays. In the end I am very happy with my choice. Thank you for all of your help!
We were very happy with the service, it saved us so much time and we ended up renting a property we wouldn’t have found ourselves. For anyone hesitating, the cost is definitely worth the stress it takes away!
The personal touch that Connect Relocation provided was a significant differentiator when considering quotes. We liked that you took the time to discuss what we were looking for before providing a quote and really appreciated that this was on a time charge basis; We were impressed by how many properties you found in a short period; and the invoiced time allocation was refreshingly transparent.
We received the most diverse information (garbage fees, payment of consumption bills, among others) and we count on personal advice on opening our bank account, registering with the municipality, visiting the school and setting up the utilities.
Meeting Connect Relocation was one of the biggest blessings we found when moving to the Netherlands.
I have been in the process of moving to a new Job in Amsterdam from Egypt . I have had a bad experience when I tried to Relocate to Germany 3 years ago and I had worries but I was impressed of how Astrid and Monique made things very smooth for me . I didn’t face any problems whatsoever . They helped me find a new nice apartment before I even moved and finish up all my paper work , opening bank accounts and get my residence card in just one day so I am thankful for everything they did and definitely recommend this company.
My family and I have moved to the Netherlands this year. As non-EU citizens, we had a lot of things to take care of, such as the visa process, choosing and renting an apartment, finding a school for our son, registering with a huisarts, applying for a health insurance, creating a dutch bank account and so on and so forth. Had it not been for the assistance we’ve had from such a dedicated and experienced team, things would’ve been a lot harder for us. I’d really like to thank the Connect Relocation team (specially Monique and Astrid) for their attention and availability during our entire process! Greetings from Brazi… I mean, from the Netherlands!
I recently moved to Amsterdam from the UK. At first, I tried to find an apartment by myself. However, I soon realised how difficult the Dutch housing market is, so I reached out to Connect Relocation. They were really helpful and provided me with lots of useful information. I chose the home finding plus settling in package, which in hindsight was a really good decision. They sent me links to several properties in my criteria, and responded to my feedback on them to narrow down the search somewhat. They also offered to attend viewings of any properties I was interested in. Once we’d found an apartment that I was interested in, they helped me to put in an offer with the letting agent, and chased up any responses. They picked up the keys and carried out the check-in inspection for me. Then, when I arrived in the country, they met me at the apartment with the keys. They also set up appointments for me at the municipality and the bank, and accompanied me to the municipality to help me register. Once I’d registered and moved in, they helped me to set up my utilities. Overall I am very impressed by the quality of service that they gave me, and I’m not sure I would have been able to make my move without them. 10/10!
Having Connect Relocation assisting us in our move to Groningen from the US was the best possible investment we could have made. They helped with all the formalities, provided so much useful and relevant information, made appointments for us, walked us around at our arrival and what was most important of all, they found us a home and dealing with all the procedures in a very short time periode. Monique was always professional, very efficient and on top of that, very kind.
Your help and support for our move was invaluable. It was our source of calm and reassurance in the midst of a very chaotic process. Above all we really appreciated the effort to ensure we would have a lovely home to live in right as we arrived. A lot of people were quite surprised when we mentioned we already had a place to live as soon as we got here. The coordination for the paperwork and the proactive attitude to help in the negotiations/discussions to ensure we would have a place to live, even though we didn’t have our residence cards, municipality registration or anything like that yet, was invaluable to us. We really appreciate all the help.
Connect Relocation did everything to take the stress out of our move. Of course they took care of the formal things like visa application, appointments and contracts, but also they did so many small things to make me feel like they really care about my affairs personally, and I was not on my own. Monique and Astrid had a few calls with me and answered my many emails before my arrival. When I arrived in The Netherlands Monique personally took me to every government and bank appointment and a few apartment viewings, arranging everything very efficiently so I did not have to take a lot of time off work. When we found an apartment she helped me with my move from the hotel. She was always available to call or text, and answered every question on any topic. The team helped me to make a checklist of everything I needed to do, did some of those action points for me, and followed up with reminders on the remaining things.
Monique from Connect Relocation helped me a lot finding my current flat. I felt very well advised – from the first telephone talk right through my first weeks in the new flat. Since I live a little far away I was not even once in the Netherlands during the entire time of the apartment search. Monique visited the flats, took pictures and we talked via Whatsapp, telephone and Skype. I had the impression that she was always available, responded very quick and was always ready to talk about my concerns. I greatly appreciated that since especially in the beginning of the home-searching phase many questions and uncertainties may arise. It was of great help to know that I could count on Connect and their professional advice. I got the impression that Connect Relocation is extremely service-oriented, taking my personal wishes and concerns very seriously, providing all the information I needed while at the same time always staying calm and giving the impression that we can find a solution for everything. I would recommend Connect Relocation. I got the impression that they work professionally, are reliable, friendly, and have a positive mindset (which is very important in face of the Dutch housing market ;))
A big thank you from Cecilia and myself to you and the team. It was our fortune to have your help during the last few weeks as it made everything easy and stress-free for us. Thank you as well for the kind words in the card–we just got it–and for the sentiments. We’re enjoying our time here already and looking forward to what’s to come.
I cannot thank you enough for your support throughout the process of finding a home for me. It has been certainly a very positive experience, and I would have not managed to do all this without you. You have definitely taken away a lot of stress so that I could fully concentrate on the relocation from Cambridge to Groningen, saying good-bye to the many friends etc. I am also extremely grateful that you are still there for questions after this process. Thank you very much!
When we knew that our large family would be relocated to the Netherlands, we knew we would need help finding a home. We contacted several relocation agencies, and Connect Relocation was the first to respond to us. They also had the best offer, which was excellent for us as we were paying for the services ourselves. We were able to discuss what services we needed the most, and then were happy with the estimate we received.
Monique and her team have been a real pleasure to work with and a terrific asset in making my international move to Groningen as smooth as it could be. She listened very carefully to my housing needs and through her excellent network has found me a great apartment that I would have never found on my own. She has always been extremely responsive when questions arose and actually anticipated many of my questions, saving me a lot of energy in this anyhow busy time of moving internationally. I can strongly recommend Connect Relocation’s professional service!
In all our moves abroad, my wife and I have never been treated to such comprehensive service before in making that transition. This is especially true because we also had to factor in our young child into many calculations. Connect Relocation got started well before we arrived and helped throughout. Astrid streamlined all of the major tasks (residency, housing, banking, daycare) and consolidated our time together during apartment viewings and administrative appearances, always mindful of our constraints as parents. She also had great advice on a wide range of questions we asked about everything, from whether to ship our car to which local vegetables are in season. It was a real pleasure working with this organization.
When we decided to move to The Netherlands, at first we had very little idea how to go about it, or specially how to communicate with the new society. The information and advice the team gave to us has made all the process so much easier and we especially appreciate the kindness and heartwarming welcome that has been invaluable to us during this process.
For a young couple coming from an non-EU country and moving 15 00 km away from home a lot of things can go wrong. Thankfully, we had amazing support from Connect Relocation during all phases of our relocation.
From obtaining necessary documentation (work permit, bank account, registration at municipality etc.) to finding a place to call HOME in Groningen, everything completed without one stressful moment. What we appreciate the most is the friendly, personal approach.
During whole this time we had a feeling we were working with a friend or a family member and not an agency. We believe this is one of the most important factors one should look for with an relocation agency. So dear expat, if you are reading this, trust me, Connect Relocation is THE ONE (you can thank me later! :D). Dear Connect Relocation, thank you and keep doing things the way you do!”Forever grateful,