Every month, we ask one of our residents about their experience living in a CHF apartment and in the Netherlands. Earlier this month, we spoke with Giuseppe who is currently living in one of the apartments at our Hoge Duin property. Keep reading to find out about his personal experience as well as some helpful tips for The Hague!
- Before we start, could you please introduce yourself?
Hi, my name is Giuseppe, I am 37 and come from Naples, Italy. I moved to Den Haag in September and I will be staying here for a year. I work for APM Terminals, part of the Maersk Group.
- When staying away from home for business, finding somewhere that is more than just a place to sleep can make all the difference. Why did you choose a serviced apartment of Corporate Housing Factory (instead of a hotel)? What do you see as the main advantages?
Finding a good place to relocate for work while keeping the family warmth is very difficult. I’ve been dealing with this for the past ten years. My company provided the CHF apartment, and I must say that they went out of their way to make us feel good and put us in the best possible working condition. I am very pleased with my home; it is very warm and comfortable, and the CHF staff is always helpful.
- I understand you’ve been living in Netherlands for a little while now. Looking back, what do you wish you knew before you moved to The Hague?
I would not bring my car here.. it’s useless! A bus, tram, bike.. allows you to go everywhere, even out of The Hague.
- What are the best things to do in the area, or perhaps to watch out for; anything to recommend to future residents?
The park just behind the building is precious, especially now in autumn. I love going for a jog in there.
- Do you have any blogs/websites/apps you would recommend to people who are new to the Netherlands?
Yes I love Go Bike sharing . But there are many alternatives, you can also choose to rent a scooter or a bike.