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Middle Point is excited to join AYOP

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In the ever-evolving landscape of offshore energy, collaboration is key to driving sustainable growth and innovation. It is with great excitement that we announce Middle Point's membership in the Amsterdam Ijmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) network. As a dynamic company committed to facilitating jobs for professionals across the entire maritime industry, we are eager to contribute to AYOP's mission and collaborate with fellow members to create mutual value.

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International Women's Day

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International Women's Day (IWD), observed on March 8th each year, shines a light on the remarkable achievements and diverse contributions of women across the globe. For women in engineering, it's a day to celebrate the strides made in the field while acknowledging the ongoing push for greater representation and inclusivity.

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Success Story: Witold

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Witold Jakubowski moved to the Netherlands to work as a Senior Interior Engineer at Royal van Lent Shipyard. Since his move, Witold has embraced The Netherlands' walkable and cycle-friendly infrastructure. Want to know more about his story? Make sure to continue reading!

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A Look at Rotterdam Harbour's Technological Evolution

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Rotterdam Europoort's remarkable evolution from a small fishing village to Europe's largest and most advanced port is a testament to technological innovation. From the game-changing containerization of the 1960s to contemporary automation and sustainability initiatives, the port's progress is awe-inspiring. This blog delves into five pivotal technological advancements that have driven this maritime success story, shaping not only the port but also the future of maritime trade. Continue reading!

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Success Story: Göksel, Plans & Outfit Engineer

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This week, we are exploring the story of this intrepid spirited engineer that prompted his daring move ‘aha' moment when he knew The Netherlands was the next port of call. Göksel is a a seasoned Plans & Outfits engineer, whose career has been an extraordinary voyage from Turkey to The Netherlands.

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Blending Elegance and Practicality in Yacht Design

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What came first, the design or the functionality? Being able to combine these two is a constant tug-of-war for yacht designers. We bring you 4 excepcional yacht that integrate visually engaging designs and fulfill practical requirements.

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Why we are excited for the 2023 Monaco Yacht show.

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From its humble beginnings in 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show has evolved into the grandest superyacht spectacle in Europe. With an awe-inspiring fleet of 120 superyachts and megayachts, along with highly anticipated 2023 launches, this year's show promises to be a maritime masterpiece. Continue reading to find out why we are excited for this year's show!

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Women in Engineering Day: celebrating Camila's Success

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On the 23rd of June we celebrate Women in Engineering day! We would like to tell you the story of Camila and her journey from Brazil to the Netherlands in a male dominated field

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Best beaches to visit in the summer Part 1

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The summer is slowly but surely arriving to the Netherlands! If you would like to get out of the city and explore the many beaches that this country has to offer, continue reading to find out which one suits your needs best!

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Working culture in the Netherlands

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Have you relocated to the Netherlands for a new job opportunity and you don't know what to expect? Continue reading for a guide to the Dutch working culture

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5 reasons NOT to work at Middle Point

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When it comes to selecting people for our team, we make sure that these values are shared, so that there are no surprises along the way. So if you consider joining our team, we thought of letting you know in advance some of our pitfalls

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excited people on a sailing boat

Middle Point is excited to join AYOP

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In the ever-evolving landscape of offshore energy, collaboration is key to driving sustainable growth and innovation. It is with great excitement that we announce Middle Point's membership in the Amsterdam Ijmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) network. As a dynamic company committed to facilitating jobs for professionals across the entire maritime industry, we are eager to contribute to AYOP's mission and collaborate with fellow members to create mutual value.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

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International Women's Day (IWD), observed on March 8th each year, shines a light on the remarkable achievements and diverse contributions of women across the globe. For women in engineering, it's a day to celebrate the strides made in the field while acknowledging the ongoing push for greater representation and inclusivity.

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Sinterklaas Steamship Reimagined as a Modern Ship

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The iconic Sinterklaas steamship, synonymous with the Dutch holiday season, holds traditional charm with its red and white sails. However, envisioning a modern reinterpretation sparks curiosity. Imagining the transformation involves contemplating cutting-edge technologies and innovative features that could turn the classic vessel into a contemporary Sinterklaas sensation.

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Success Story: Witold

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Witold Jakubowski moved to the Netherlands to work as a Senior Interior Engineer at Royal van Lent Shipyard. Since his move, Witold has embraced The Netherlands' walkable and cycle-friendly infrastructure. Want to know more about his story? Make sure to continue reading!

technology in Rotterdam harbor

A Look at Rotterdam Harbour's Technological Evolution

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Rotterdam Europoort's remarkable evolution from a small fishing village to Europe's largest and most advanced port is a testament to technological innovation. From the game-changing containerization of the 1960s to contemporary automation and sustainability initiatives, the port's progress is awe-inspiring. This blog delves into five pivotal technological advancements that have driven this maritime success story, shaping not only the port but also the future of maritime trade. Continue reading!

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5 Yachts with exemplary Modular Designs

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In the exclusive realm of luxury yachts, a discernible trend has surfaced, one that seamlessly combines opulence, innovation, and practicality: modular design. Continue reading to discover five exceptional yachts setting new standards.

Göksel voor een jacht

Success Story: Göksel, Plans & Outfit Engineer

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This week, we are exploring the story of this intrepid spirited engineer that prompted his daring move ‘aha' moment when he knew The Netherlands was the next port of call. Göksel is a a seasoned Plans & Outfits engineer, whose career has been an extraordinary voyage from Turkey to The Netherlands.

een grote jacht op zee

Blending Elegance and Practicality in Yacht Design

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What came first, the design or the functionality? Being able to combine these two is a constant tug-of-war for yacht designers. We bring you 4 excepcional yacht that integrate visually engaging designs and fulfill practical requirements.

Monaco Yacht Show

Why we are excited for the 2023 Monaco Yacht show.

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From its humble beginnings in 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show has evolved into the grandest superyacht spectacle in Europe. With an awe-inspiring fleet of 120 superyachts and megayachts, along with highly anticipated 2023 launches, this year's show promises to be a maritime masterpiece. Continue reading to find out why we are excited for this year's show!

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Summer in the Netherlands Part 3: Cycling Routes

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Do you live in the Netherlands and do you have access to a bike? Excellent! Here are some cycling routes for you to try out when the sun is out and shining.

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Summer in the Netherlands: Part 2

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How would you like to have a dinner at a medieval castle? What about enjoying live music at the zoo? We are giving you 4 activities you can do in the summer in the Netherlands! Continue reading to find out

How to make the most out of the Dutch Summer: 3 water-based activities

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Are you in the Netherlands this summer and do you want to know what water activities you can do in the summer? Continue reading

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Advice for finding housing in the Netherlands

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Moving to a new country can be quite daunting, especially when it comes to finding a place to call home. But fear not! We're here to lend a helping hand and share some handy tips to make your house-hunting adventure a lot smoother. We've got the inside scoop on navigating the Dutch housing market and finding a place that truly suits your needs.

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Women in Engineering Day: celebrating Camila's Success

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On the 23rd of June we celebrate Women in Engineering day! We would like to tell you the story of Camila and her journey from Brazil to the Netherlands in a male dominated field

best beaches to visit in the randstad

Best beaches to visit in the summer Part 1

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The summer is slowly but surely arriving to the Netherlands! If you would like to get out of the city and explore the many beaches that this country has to offer, continue reading to find out which one suits your needs best!

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Funny Dutch sayings Part II

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Dutch is a beautiful language full of idiomatic expressions that can be quite amusing. Especially, because the Dutch call things quite literally as they are. A few months ago, we shared some of our favorite funny sayings in the Dutch language that sound odd when you translate them into English. For our month of expats, we wanted to bring you Part II!

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Success Story: Mircea and Simona Part II

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At Middle Point we celebrate our successes! 🎉✨ Two weeks ago we told you the story of Mircea and his journey from Romania to Hamburg. He did not come alone on this journey... This is why this week we bring you the second part of a success story: Simona.

Mircea & Simona

Success Story: Mircea and Simona Part I

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We want to celebrate the leap of faith our professionals take when trusting us to come to the Netherlands and Germany for a new opportunity. A leap of faith is exactly what brought the two protagonists of our success story Mircea Vartan and Simona Vartan to Hamburg, Germany. This will be a two part story so stay tuned for the continuation!

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Working culture in the Netherlands

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Have you relocated to the Netherlands for a new job opportunity and you don't know what to expect? Continue reading for a guide to the Dutch working culture

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5 reasons NOT to work at Middle Point

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When it comes to selecting people for our team, we make sure that these values are shared, so that there are no surprises along the way. So if you consider joining our team, we thought of letting you know in advance some of our pitfalls

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Dutch phrases and idioms

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Sayings or proverbs are phrases that have been passed down from generation to generation and have a hidden moral or teaching. We have made a small compilation of our favorite Dutch proverbs translated to English and their meanings and origins.

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Dutch birthday traditions

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Are you an expat and have you been invited to a Dutch birthday party? Gefeliciteerd! Do you want to celebrate your own birthday here or are you curious as to what the Dutch do on their yearly birthday party? With this guide to Dutch birthdays, you are guaranteed to not have any surprises, and you will fit in right away.

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The 30% Ruling Explained

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The Dutch government offers the opportunity for expats to benefit from tax breaks by applying a 30% tax facility. This ruling is certainly appealing to potential expats. However, certain criteria do need to be met. Continue reading to find out if you are eligible for this measurement!

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Things to do in Rotterdam

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If you work in the maritime industry, chances are you have heard from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. At Middle Point we want to help you out by giving you a small guide to visiting the city! Here are our tips to make the most out of your visit to this emblematic city.

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Things to do in Vlissingen

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What if we told you that the Netherlands also has beautiful coastal towns? We would like to give you a guide to a city with a maritime history that goes back a few centuries: the harbour city of Vlissingen! One of the only towns in the Netherlands with an English Translation: Flushing.

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Best Dutch food to eat during christmas

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We all know that Christmas time is synonymous for food and joy. But what do the Dutch people usually eat around this time? Here is our top 5 Dutch food to eat for the Holidays! These are guaranteed to keep you warm and happy!

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Success Story: Lisa-Maria

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The year 2022 is coming to an end soon. It is a time of celebration, and that includes a Success Story! From Austria, to Italy, Istanbul, UK and Germany, Lisa-Maria Breschan made Vlissingen her new home earlier in January 2022.

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Top 4 christmas markets in the Netherlands

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The holiday season has arrived! What better way to celebrate it then by paying a visit to a christmas market?

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Best question to ask at the end of an interview

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"Do you have any questions"? May seem like a daunting question during your job interview. We have outlined some of the best questions you could ask to go in-depth and find out if you are suited for the role and if this place is the right workplace for you.

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Oldest cities in the Netherlands you should visit

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Despite being a small country, the Netherlands has a fair share of beautiful historic cities. Continue reading to find out the top 4 oldest cities in the Netherlands!