Just before Christmas, a Brexit deal was signed on Thursday after years of negotiations.

After 1 January, our relationship with the United Kingdom will therefore look very different, but what do we actually notice in daily life?

You can still go on holiday, but moving is more hassle

On a personal level, the Dutch will not notice much of the Brexit.

From 1 January, the free movement of people across the border will come to an end.

Until October you can still cross the border with an ID card, but after that you really have to show a passport.

It will be more difficult to live and work in the UK.

A majority of the British wanted to curb immigration and were therefore in favor of Brexit.

As of 1 January, there will therefore be a points-based system whereby people who want to work in the UK will have to meet high standards.

Dutch people who already live in the UK can simply stay there.

If they have lived in the UK for more than five years, they can apply for 'settled status'.

This allows them to live and work in the UK, build up a pension and use public services.

Those who have not been living in the UK for very long can apply for 'pre-settled status' and convert it into 'settled status' after a few years.

Even so, if you simply stay in the Netherlands, you may notice the consequences of Brexit, in your wallet.

Certain goods may become more expensive, but more on that later.

Fisheries are affected by the deal

Entrepreneurs will be a lot more affected by Brexit, especially fishing.

The negotiations between the UK and the EU took a very long time because it was difficult to reach agreements about fishing in each other's waters.

That is still allowed, but under certain conditions.

Fishermen from EU countries are allowed to catch 25 percent less fish in British waters (especially less herring).

The British are actually allowed to catch more in European waters, especially plaice.

This means that Dutch fishing is missing out on money and the sector is not happy about that.

The Shipowners' Association for Sea Fisheries, advocate VisNed and the Dutch Fishermen's Union say it is clear that fishing pays a high price as part of the EU's fishing rights are transferred to the UK.

"Due to the size of the Dutch fishing sector, this means hundreds of millions of losses in fishing rights for the Netherlands," the advocates write in a statement.

"Dutch companies have seen a significant portion of their mackerel and herring catch quota go up in smoke. This will never come back."

Trading with the British is also getting more complicated

But other entrepreneurs will also be affected by Brexit.

Until December 31, a truck can simply drive onto a ship in the port of Rotterdam, and simply continue on its way after arriving in the UK.

After 1 January that will be more difficult.

Drivers need the correct export and customs documents and their cargo can be checked.

This can cause delays, delays and long traffic jams.

Because carriers have to comply with more formalities to be able to transport their freight across the border, it is expected that transport costs will also increase.

And these are of course passed on to the consumer.