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01
December
2019

Team Relocations rebrands to SIRVA

Joining forces with SIRVA

Team Relocations Is Now SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving!

SIRVA, as a global leader in moving and relocation services offering unmatched global breadth and innovative technology, complements Team Relocations' longstanding reputation for high quality moving and relocation solutions to some of the world's leading multinational organisations.

Our resources combine the unique talents and expertise of leaders across a broad scope of mobility-related services. This synthesis is a key part of our commitment to provide our clients and their employees with the best moving and relocation experience possible.

By combining Team Relocations and SIRVA, we offer 75 office locations worldwide with over 2,900 employees operating in 180+ countries. Customers benefit from our:

  • End to End Service Delivery Model from departure to destination. We will help you with everything including visa and immigration, employee counseling and VIP services. Our relocation specialists are here to help. 

  • Client Advisory Services. We will work with you, according to your specific needs, to achieve more efficient and high-quality relocations. SIRVA offers a multitude of client financial services, from lump sum to expense management, which are designed to help ease the financial burden of relocating your employees. We can assist in compensation and payroll administrations, vendor management, intern management programs, group move management and management reporting.
     
  • Home and Mortgage Services. From home finding to tenancy management, we can help ease the process of moving and help relocating employees have one less thing to worry about.

  • Moving Services. We can help you and  your employees get to where they need to be. Whether moving to a new house, a new office or trying to relocate a pet, we have the resources to help make the process go as smoothly as possible for your employees. 

  • Technology Solutions. Our innovative and flexible technology solutions have been developed you and your employees in mind: easy-to-use, intuitive and helps to save time and resources, whilst enhancing reporting capabilities. We continue to invest in order to improve the relocation process for both mobility teams and relocating employees. 

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28
November
2019

Living the Dutch life - December 2019

Excellent Winter Treats for Expats!

Light Festival

Enjoy this Light Festival in Amsterdam, with exclusive creations made by international top artists. On until 19 January 2020, when dusk falls brightly coloured projections and dynamic light installations illuminate the city’s waterways and streets. The light art sculptures can be seen on foot, by bike and by boat across the entire city centre. Each year talented artists, architects and designers submit their ideas to a committee who selects the best designs for the festival. The festival also hosts several activities in museums, theatres and restaurants. 



Sinterklaas Celebration


On 5 December the long-awaited evening of present-giving is celebrated in most Dutch homes. Children will sing songs to Sinterklaas whilst awaiting a knock at the door where they usually find a bag filled with gifts. Adults dress up as Sinterklaas or Piet and organise surprises for family and friends. A 'secret santa' is organised beforehand where names are picked out of a hat. The gifts are traditionally hidden in a handcrafted package and 
include a funny personalised message about the receiver. This is a great opportunity to get creative and make it hard for the receiver to find the hidden gift.

 

Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival

Visit one of the top-5 winter events in the Netherlands - The Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival! On until 1 March 2020 in Zwolle, the festival is a fun experience for the whole family. In a large icehall (1,500 m2) you will find enchanting ice sculptures following the theme of 'Journey Through Time', such as a Mammoth with huge tusks, a steam locomotive and Rembrandt’s famous painting, The Night Watch. During the Christmas Break there will also be an ice slide and a special Winter Wonderland playground for children. On the catering terrace you can enjoy a hot chocolate or mulled wine to warm up, but make sure to dress warm as well!

 

National Fireworks Rotterdam

During New Year’s Eve the biggest and most spectacular Fireworks Show of the Netherlands takes place in Rotterdam. The evening starts with a musical countdown on the quay playing the greatest hits of 2019 while free oliebollen are offered. At midnight, beautiful fireworks burst from the Erasmus Bridge, the icon of Rotterdam. For children there is a special children’s fireworks show at 7 pm. The countdown and fireworks are broadcasted live on national television in case you cannot make it.

 

New Year’s Dive

Celebrate the 1st of January the traditional Dutch way by plunging into the ice-cold North Sea at more than 80 locations throughout the country, however the largest by far is at the beach of Scheveningen. After a festive New Year’s Eve with oliebollen, apple flapjacks and champagne, it is definitely a fresh way to start the new year! To help stay warm, participants at Scheveningen are offered an original Unox cap and split pea soup.

 

Winter Activities

The month of December is the most magical time of year as the cities are decorated with lights and fun cosy winter activities are organised. In most big cities you will find all sorts of outdoor and indoor Christmas markets of varying themes. You can also find great ice-skating rinks in many Dutch cities. Please find below some of our recommendations:


Christmas City Valkenburg
– 15 November to 5 January

Winter Fair Rotterdam – 5 to 8 December

Christmas market Haarlem – 7 to 8 December

Ice Amsterdam – 13 to 26 December *

Dickens Festival Deventer – 14 to 15 December

Magical Maastricht – 29 to 31 December *

 

* includes ice-skating rink!

 

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01
November
2019

Living the Dutch life - November 2019

Autumn events for expats!

Affordable Art Fair

Take the chance to buy an original piece of art at The Affordable Art Fair taking place in Amsterdam 31 Oct-3 Nov. This unique concept makes art accessible to everyone. The event allows you to buy works of art by upcoming and established artists at affordable prices and also offers free workshops to attend. A broad range of art will be presented, from figurative to abstract and from traditional to avant-garde. Because of the low threshold and even the availability of childcare service the fair is perfect for a family day out!



Museum Night


See Amsterdam’s museums, literally, in a completely new light during the Museum Night taking place 2 November. Over 50 museums will participate during this art and culture themed night, which include well-known museums such as the Hermitage and Maritime Museum, but also some of the city’s smaller institutions. Once it gets dark you can enjoy many exceptional performances and workshops across the entire city. A single ticket allows access to all museums and also one free visit to a museum after the Museum Night. 

 

National School Breakfast

During the National School Breakfast week 4-8 November parents are allowed to send their child to school without breakfast for one day. More than 2.900 primary schools will participate in this yearly event in which all school children enjoy breakfast together in an educational way. They will be served a healthy and nutritious breakfast and learn in a fun way how important and simple it this to have breakfast. During this week there will be all kinds of special events. This year’s theme is: Take the time for your breakfast!

 

I Am Expat Fair

Learn all about life in the Netherlands at the leading fair for internationals on 9 November. The IamExpat Fair takes place twice a year, at different locations, and is designed to connect and support the expat community in the Netherlands. This edition takes place in one of The Hague’s oldest buildings, the iconic Grote Kerk (church). The fair offers information about a wide range of topics, such as housing, career, education and leisure. And there will also be free workshops and presentations to attend. Entrance to the fair is free after online registration.

 

GLOW

Visit Eindhoven, the city of light, during light art festival GLOW 9-16 November. For one week the city becomes one giant exhibition with gorgeous light constructions, innovative works of art and numerous side events revolving around a different theme each year. This year the theme is called Shadows & Light. By nightfall a walking route will lead you through the city’s streets past surprising light designs in different colours and shapes.

Sint Maarten

Celebrate the Dutch kind of Halloween on Sint Maarten’s day 11 November, often called the feast of sharing. Children up to the age of 12 will knock on neighbourhood doors with lanterns and sing songs to receive a piece of candy or fruit in return. The songs often contain nonsense words or vague puzzling references to the origins of the feast day. Sint Maarten’s day is celebrated in parts of the North and South of the Netherlands as well the provinces of Flevoland, Overijssel, Gelderland, South-Holland and Zeeland. If you are living in one of these areas it is recommended to buy some treats and lantern sticks (in case your children will participate) in advance as these sell out fast!

 

Arrival Saint Nicholas

The Sinterklaas feast is the most beloved of all Dutch holidays and traditions. Although the actual celebration of the feast is on the evening of 5 December, all children are excitedly awaiting his arrival each year in mid-November. Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) will officially arrive by train on 16 November in the city of Apeldoorn together with his Pieten (helpers). And then he makes his way through the country on his white horse Amerigo. But in most other towns and cities unofficial arrivals will be organized as well. 

In the days leading up to 5 December Sinterklaas rides across rooftops at night listening through chimneys for good children and leaving them little treats in their shoes, which they leave by the fireplace or door. Traditional Sinterklaas sweets are chocolate letters, pepernoten (small spiced biscuits), gingerbread men and marzipan.

 

 

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17
October
2019

Team Relocations to become SIRVA

By 1st January, 2020

A SIRVA company

Team Relocations was acquired by SIRVA Worldwide, Inc. in August 2018. 

Following a smooth transition, and as part of our continued integration, Team Relocations will rebrand to SIRVA as of 1st January 2020. Find out more about SIRVA by visiting sirva.com. 

We will continue to offer our unparalleled global support system, operating in over 180 countries, with 75 offices worldwide, innovative technology and a wide range of services.

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02
October
2019

Offshore Energy 2019

8 & 9 October 2019

Offshore Energy

The Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) is Europe's leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry.

An opportunity to network with highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets.

For more than 12 years, the OEEC has uniquely brought together offshore energy industry sectors: oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy.

More than 550 exhibitors from around the world present their newest services, projects and innovative products. On top of this OEEC presents international trade missions, pavilions, exclusive network lounges of the OEEC member club, the Startup Zone, matchmaking areas, the Stage and networking drinks.

Approximately 12,000 professionals will visit the exhibition, take part in strategic discussions, immersive technical conference sessions focusing on the future and technical developments in the industry. Three days of networking and together shaping the future of energy.

 

Visit our stand!

Stand number:     1.603

Global Mobility:    Jeroen Doting
Professional

Subject:                 Worldwide relocation services

Organisation:       Team Relocations,  a SIRVA company
                               SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving

 

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Be sure to visit our stand during the event!!

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference
RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 2-22
Amsterdam
1078 GZ
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01
October
2019

Living the Dutch life - October 2019

Events in October!

Relief of Leiden

Commemorate the relief of the city from the Spanish siege in 1574 at the City's Festival on 3 October. Enjoy a parade, fun fair, market, concert and grand firework show, alongside learning the many traditions and history of the city. The festival starts in the morning with a reveille, followed by a traditional festival meal of herring and white bread. A memorial service is also delivered in St Peter’s Church. In the evening, a carrot and onion stew called 'hutspot' is usually enjoyed.



Children’s Book Week


The 2019 Dutch Children’s Book Week takes place from 2-13 October for children up to 12 years old. Fun activities are organised by primary schools and town libraries, with special lessons following this year's theme of Travel Along! To make it easier for children to find a book they like, the event organisers have made a fun map which organises the books into categories. 

 

Keukenhof Flower Bulb Market

Usually closed outside of spring, Keukenhof Park is opened to the public for the Flower Bulb Market to celebrate the start of the bulb-growing season. The Flower Bulb Market will be held from 4-5 October for home gardeners to listen to expert tips for growing the most successful flower crop and buy their favourites. A large selection of exclusive and extraordinary bulbs are available to buy (by cash) on the day.

 

Museum Night

Museum Night celebrate's its 10th anniversary this year on 5 October, where museums and cultural institutions open their doors at night with a range of activities. Taking place within The Hague's city centre, Scheveningen and Voorburg, activities are inspired by the magical sea spark or an escape from the Gevangenpoort (prison gate). A ticket will give you access to all participating museums and institutions (free entry until 31 December). A historical bus from The Hague’s Bus Museum will be used for shuttle services.

 

Dutch Design Week

Home to world-famous designers, head to Eindhoven for the week of 19-27 October for Dutch Design Week! See talented designer's work at the biggest design event in Northern Europe. Exhibits, workshops and talks are held at stunning locations across the city with an emphasis on 'experiment, innovation and cross-overs'. The Dutch Design Awards, one of the most exciting parts of the event, crowns best designers in the industry.

Wintertime

On Sunday 27 October, the clocks will be set backwards for Winter Time, the end of Daylight Savings Time. This means that sunrise and sunset will be one hour earlier than the day before and we can enjoy one hour of extra sleep!

 

 

Crossing Border Festival

For lovers of the arts, international literature and music, visit the Crossing Border Festival in The Hague's cultural centre from 29 Oct-3 Nov. The Crossing Border festival presents a unique combination of spoken word, music, film and visual arts. Alongside some of the biggest names, undiscovered artists will also be apart of the programme. The focus of the festival is new developments in literature and music and their interconnection with other arts.

 

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