How long does connecting utilities take in the Netherlands?
It takes an average of a week to get connected to an energy supplier. In the worst case scenario, if you wait too long, you could be cut off but this rarely happens. You can choose an energy supplier up to two and a half months in advance. In theory this means you can arrange a contract the moment you have a house in the Netherlands. Make sure you arrange the contract before moving.
How do I arrange Gas in the Netherlands for my home?
What you need to arrange with regard to your gas connection depends on the situation in your new home. If you arrive from abroad, chances are high, you will rent a house or apartment. 90% of the Dutch home is reliant on Gas and also the Dutch Government is still investing in it. If you don’t need any Gas, you can probably get by with only electricity.
How do I arrange Electricity in the Netherlands for my home?
Funny enough, in the Netherlands we call this Light instead of electricity on the bills. You will always need power in the home you are moving in. We would always recommend doing descend research for a good deal. We would recommend looking for Green Energy, usually it only costs a fraction more than ‘Brown’ electricity. If you are not sure whether you want to switch, you can take our recommendation and go for a green, low cost electricity supplier.
How do I arrange Water in the Netherlands for my home?
Only one water company is active in each region. This makes it easy to arrange your water affairs.
Step 1: Check which water company is active in your new place of residence
There are ten water companies active in the Netherlands. Each water company serves a specific region.
Step 2: Submit meter readings
Notifying the water company of a move is always accompanied by passing on the meter readings. Your water bill is based on your water consumption.