Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Tour the US: Texas
|Canadian River Breaks. NPS Photo|
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I've noticed that, as far as classic American cars, the Dutch prefer Cadillacs. Sure, there may be an odd Ford or two (Chevrolet seems to be completely ignored), but it all comes down to the Caddy. In honor of this, here is a 1951 Cadillac, obviously not cruising through the Netherlands.
|Prismacolor on black paper.|
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Dutch Immigration Part IV
The Dutch-American Friendship Treaty requires applicants to invest €4500 in their business. You will have to demonstrate to the IND that you posses this amount in cash or assets. Plopping a bag full of €4500 worth of coins on the agent's desk is not the best option. Instead, you can open an account (rekening) with a Dutch bank.
|ABN-AMRO Den Haag offices. Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons|
This turned out to be a bit more of a hassle than expected. I contacted ABN-AMRO, which is one of the largest banks and also provides some information in English. What many of their staff do not know is that, as an American, there are special requirements for opening an account for you due to the policies of the US government. Before opening a personal or business account, you must contact the "US Persons" department. I made a