Moving house … whether across the street, to a different city, or even a different country, is inherently stressful! Entrusting your belongings to strangers is difficult, and it’s not cheap. Finding the right moving company can alleviate a lot of that worry, so here's a list of Amsterdam Mamas' most recommended moving companies.
The words most often used by people seeking movers are "reliable" and "affordable". Indeed, it can be hard to differentiate among moving companies because their sole purpose is to be good at moving and not too expensive. So it's a good idea to get quotes from at least five companies before choosing because cost will vary depending on the distances and how much stuff you have.
- When it comes to boxes, ask whether the company can loan you moving boxes! Most good movers will do this but may charge extra for it - ask about this when you are getting quotes.
- If you are moving to the Netherlands and must wait for your furniture to arrive, consider leasing furniture in the interim rather than renting a temporary furnished place, which can be double the price.
- If you are moving out of/into a home on a shopping street, check to see whether you require a permit to block your street/sidewalk by contacting your local city council . Most of the time the moving company can help you organise this, but it’s best to double check!
Moving Within Netherlands
Bearstorm Moving Service
06 170 242 41/ 06 411 397 39
AM quote: “Used them twice. Young guys super quick, and effective.”
06 543 866 10
AM quote: “Great service, super friendly.”
020 614 93 93
AM quote: “We have used them for all our moves and they are a great family company.”
Fa. de Wit & Zonen
020 686 7440
AM quote: “They were really professional and quick!”
Fran with a Van
06 333 660 73
AM quote: “He is great.”
Student Verhuis Service
AM quote: “Very professional and good pricing!”
088 199 0900
AM quote: “We were very happy with Top Movers!”
The Mamas Recommend is a series generated from responses on our Facebook group from multiple sources. The opinions are representative of the individuals who contributed to it and not of Stichting Amsterdam Mamas. The information is current as of the date of publication. If you find any discrepancies or broken links, please notify us.
Lana Huf-Germain is a born and bred Amsterdammer. She understands the difficulties faced by international families with no grasp of the language or history, and the extra problems this brings raising a family in Amsterdam. She started Amsterdam Family Assistance to help families new to the Netherlands overcome these barriers and make them feel at home.