Tip: Meeting new people
If you are planning on living in the Utrecht Region, making friends is much simpler than you might think. Meetup.com is extensively used here, for all manner of gatherings, many of them international in focus. There are many international communities for either work, study or just to have a good time. As the weather warms, people flock outdoors to gather, making new connections easy. Being from another country and finding your footing is something many will relate to or find your unique view of life here refreshing.