Sanne Gortzak

Relocation Expert | Owner Expats on the Move

About Sanne

My name is Sanne, I was born in the Netherlands and live in between Amsterdam and Den Haag (the Hague) with my husband. I like to make trips all over the world, meet new people and share experiences. Others also describe me as; caring, empathetic, good conversation partner and organizational talent.

Before I started Expats on the Move, I worked in real estate, mortgages and insurances as a NVM certified and registered real estate agent. I wanted to help more Expats on a personal level with moving house or their whole relocation to the Netherlands. That’s why I started Expats on the Move in 2019!

I still experience Expats struggling with their entire relocation to the Netherlands. For me it is important to guide each Expat in a personal way through the entire relocation process. Every situation is different and I think it is important to give clients lots of information! The Netherlands isn’t their home country and everything is different here than what they are used to.

A new beginning doesn’t involve just finding you a new home. The process starts while you are still abroad with a big list of questions. I’m here to help and guide you with all your struggles and questions. Don’t hestitate to contact me!

I hope to see or speak to you soon!

Who is Expats on the Move?

Expats on the Move was founded in 2019 by Sanne Gortzak. With more than 15 years of experience in real estate she knows how Expats struggle with their entire relocation to the Netherlands. Sanne guides each expat in a personal way through the entire relocation process.

For more information on what we do, see below. Do you want to know more information contact us!

Why choose for Expats on the Move?

• We act on a personal level and you’ll have contact with one personal relocation specialist.
• We offer more than 15 years of experience and contacts with local brokers, municipal authorities, banks, insurance companies and utilities.
• It is our mission to take care of all your challenges regarding moving to or within the Netherlands.
• Focused on Expats and with all the information you need to know!
• You will save time, costs and frustration when you choose our services.

How does it work?
  • When you place a request for a free quote via the homepage we’ll respond to this within 1 working day.
  • We’ll schedule an appointment (videocall) to get to know each other and see what your wishes are. During this conversation I’ll inform you about the possibilities and all that is necessary.
  • After the conversation I will send you a free quote.
  • When you decide to continue with Expats on the Move, we will ask you for some documentation what’s needed to find a rental house.
  • We’ll search for suitable housing and will be in contact with all letting companies.
  • We can visit the rental properties together, you can do this by yourself or we will be there on behalf of you and will send you video’s of the viewing. For example, if you are still abroad, there is an option that we can take care of everything for you and when you arrive in the Netherlands you will be provided with a home.
  • After you’ve made your choice, a rental contract will be made. The rental contract will be in difficult Dutch and this version is binding.
    We think it is very important that you understand what you sign for and we will therefore check, translate and explain everything to you.
  • We have a partnership with an Expat-friendly company that takes care of utilities, house- and health insurances, opening a Dutch bank account and arranging a Dutch phone number.
    They will check the best options for you. This will just cost you 1 phone call and they’ll arrange it within 3 working days. You can arrange this even when you are still abroad!
  • We will be present at the key transfer where we perform a final check of the location.
  • The whole process of finding the right home based on your wishes.
  • Coaching during housing, making appointment, all contact with letting companies and landlords.
  • Video tour of the house and location with all necessary information if you are still abroad.
  • Advice about properties, prices, negotiations with letting companies, so you will never pay too much.
  • Checking, explaining and translating all necessary documents, Dutch rental contracts and governmental rules.
  • Presence at the final inspection and key transfer.
  • Arranging all utilities, insurances, a Dutch bank account and a Dutch phone number by a co-operation who will search for the best deals for you!
  • Information about registration at the municipality and other tips.
  • Other request can be handled too! For example; finding a moving company, schooling and sports or house furnishing. Name it and we will take care of it!
She is customer-friendly, service-oriented with quick responses, committed and very sweet, thank you for bringing Sanne into my life. OUR OFFER IS ACCEPTED! 

We are extremely happy with Expats on the move and can not recommend them enough!
Very informative, extremely helpful, always willing to go that extra mile to ensure you as a client is satisfied. 

I provided her with a long list of requirements and she actively listened and provided realistic advice.

Expats on the Move had taken care of everything to find a house. Within a month I had the key to my new home and my wife and daughter could also come to the Netherlands.