Dutch apps to (drastically) improve your life

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"I don't need a truck, I need a product that does amazing things." - Steve Jobs

Let's improve your life even more. Here's a list of Dutch apps that we use on a daily basis.

Embracing the Dutch Digital Life: Essential Apps for Expats

As an expat in the Netherlands, navigating the local digital landscape can be a game-changer. From seamless payments to grocery shopping and transportation, these Dutch apps have become an integral part of our daily lives. Join me as we explore the must-have apps that make living in this vibrant country a breeze.

Digid - Your Digital Key to Dutch Services

DigiD is the digital gateway to accessing a wide range of Dutch government services. From filing taxes to managing healthcare and education, this secure platform ensures that you can handle essential tasks with ease, no matter where you are in the Netherlands.


Buienalarm - Let's predict the weather

In a country known for its unpredictable weather, Buienalarm is your trusty companion. This app provides accurate and up-to-date forecasts, alerting you to incoming rain showers or sunny spells. Never get caught off guard by the Dutch weather again!


NS - Your Ticket to Dutch Exploration

The Netherlands is a country best explored by train, and the NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen aka Dutch Railways) app is your ultimate travel companion. From booking tickets to checking schedules and planning routes (also for bus, tram, and subway), this app ensures that your journeys across the country are seamless and stress-free.


Too Good To Go - Fighting Food Waste, One Meal at a Time

Embracing sustainability has never been easier with Too Good To Go. This innovative app connects you with local businesses offering surplus food at discounted prices. Not only do you get to enjoy delicious meals, but you're also doing your part in reducing food waste – a win-win for your taste buds and the environment.


Pontveer - Never miss a ferry again

Navigating the waterways of the Netherlands can be a delightful experience, but it's even better with the Pontveer app. This handy tool show you the real-time ferry departure times, ensuring a stress-free crossing.


Tikkie - The Effortless Way to Split the Bill

Ah, Tikkie – the app that has revolutionized the way we handle shared expenses. No more fumbling with cash or awkward IOUs. With just a few taps, you can request or send money to friends, family, or even your favorite local businesses. Whether it's splitting the dinner bill or chipping in for a group gift, Tikkie makes it a breeze.


Albert Heijn - Groceries. Everywhere you look

Albert Heijn, the beloved Dutch supermarket chain, has embraced the digital age with open arms. By adding their bonus card widget to your phone, their app allows you to browse weekly deals, create shopping lists, and even order groceries for delivery – a true lifesaver for busy expats.


ThuisBezorgd - Bringing the Best Bites to Your Door

Craving your favorite Dutch delicacies or international cuisine? ThuisBezorgd has got you covered. This food delivery app connects you with a vast array of restaurants, allowing you to order your heart's desire with just a few clicks. From traditional stamppot to mouthwatering Indonesian dishes, it's all at your fingertips.


Ticketswap - Unlocking the World of Dutch Events

Missed out on tickets to that must-see concert or festival? TicketSwap has got your back. This app allows you to buy from people who want to sell their tickets and sell your tickets if something came up. Securely! Giving you access to the hottest events in the Netherlands. No more disappointment – just unforgettable experiences!


Flink - Groceries at Lightning Speed

Speaking of convenience, Flink has taken the concept of grocery delivery to new heights. With their lightning-fast service, you can have your essentials delivered to your doorstep in as little as 10 minutes. Perfect for those moments when you've run out of milk or need a last-minute ingredient for your famous Dutch apple pie.

Embracing these essential Dutch apps is more than just convenience; it's a gateway to fully immersing yourself in the local culture and way of life. So, download, explore, and let these digital wonders be your guide to navigating the Netherlands like a true local.

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