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Here you will find an overview of all news items and all articles about other refugees' experiences.
Here are the consequences of the election
The results of the national elections in the Netherlands are known. The right-wing party PVV has become the largest party. It is followed by the parties GroenLinks, VVD and NSC. Read here about how the elections may affect you.
Make your voice heard in national elections
People without Dutch citizenship may also vote at the alternative polling station. They cannot officially vote in the national elections. Therefore, a number of organisations are organising alternative elections. Read here how to participate.
The Netherlands is about to vote: this is how national elections work
On 22 November 2023, the Netherlands will vote in the elections to the House of Representatives. These are important elections that determine which parties will govern the country. The elections also affect issues such as family reunification and asylum.
You might not have to pay for tuition fees for MBO course
If you are going to take an MBO course, you might not have to pay tuition fees if you are covered by the Temporary Protection Directive. Or if you have applied for asylum but do not have an asylum residence permit. You can apply for this yourself from Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO). Do this before 31 July 2023.
Dutch cabinet torn apart by debate over asylum policy: here's what you need to know
The Dutch cabinet fell on Friday, 7 July 2023, after a long discussion on migration policy. The right to family reunification for people with asylum residence permits was an important issue in this.
Celebrating national Christian holidays in the spring
Most of the Dutch celebrate a number of Christian national public holidays in the spring. This is because of the Christian history of the Netherlands. Read more about what people celebrate and how it works here.
Celebrating freedom on Liberation Day
5 May is Liberation Day. On this day, the Netherlands celebrates the end of World War II in the Netherlands, and people remember that freedom cannot be taken for granted. In this article you can read how Liberation Day is celebrated.