The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for its flat landscape, canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes and it’s capital is Amsterdam.
History / Basics
Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII and a
red light district. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the 17th-century
The Netherlands has the highest population density (493 inhabitants per square km – water excluded) of any European country with over 1
million inhabitants. Worldwide, only Bangladesh and Taiwan, among major countries, have a higher density of population.
New York City started as Dutch colony called New Amsterdam. Many places names in New York remind of the Dutch origins of the city, such
as Flushing in Queens (famous for Flushing Meadows), named after Flushing in the Dutch province of Zeeland.
The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and
commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was
formed in 1815.
This article describes the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Caribbean islands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba are “special municipalities” fully integrated in the Netherlands proper. Beside the Netherlands proper, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are constituent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Population density: 498 people per km2
Capital city: Amsterdam (inhabitants: 823.827 in 2015)
Government: The Hague (inhabitants: 515.880 in 2015)
Official languages: Dutch, Frisian
Type of government: Constitutional monarchy – parliamentary democracy
Dependent areas: Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten
Religion: 26% Roman Catholic, 16% Protestant, 5% Muslim
National holidays: King’s Day (the King’s birthday of 27 April (1967); celebrated on 26 April if 27 April is a Sunday)
In the Netherlands most companies and organisations include their vacancies on the internet. You can look at the websites of the companies and organisations where you would like to work and see if they have any vacancies. If you are actively looking for a job, thinking about the next step in your career, want to go back to work or want to do something different you may need support.
www.careersinholland.com : Looking for a job in Holland? Let us find your next job. Let us assist you in your international recruitment
for jobs in Holland. International recruitment for jobs in Holland.
www.snagajob.com : Seasonal jobs in Holland, MI are available at Snagajob. Holland Seasonal employers are now hiring for Part-Time.
Eures : Find jobs in Europe, with or without work permit. Tens of thousands of vacancies in Netherlands.
http://www.togetherabroad.nl : Huge jobs in holland. Have you been living here for quite some time and still experience difficulties in
the local labour market?
Summer jobs and vacancies in bars, hotels, restaurant, catering :
Cafes, bars, restaurants are always looking for extra help especially in the busy summer months. Some places to check out are as below.
Some other websites to check out are:
www.boomchicago.nl : Boom Chicago, a comedy theatre that often hires foreigners as promoters of their shows and venue at the
www.joho.nl : JoHo (Jobs & holidays); youth travel company that acts as a one-stop organization for backpackers, expats, entrepreneurs,
international job seekers, interns, language students, and volunteers
www.njbg.nl : Archaeological and building restoration camps.
http://www.4icj.com : Temporary Jobs and Staffing Agencies in the Netherlands.
Few more website having numbers of jobs.
www.simplyhired.com, www.monsterboard.nl, www.randstad.be/en, www.manpower.nl, www.kellyservices.nl, www.octagon.nl,
www.netherlands.expatjobs.eu, www.englishlanguagejobs.com, www.unique.nl, www.togetherabroad.nl, www.intermediair.nl, www.werk.nl.
There are also a lot of expat organisations that you can join, such as:
Connecting Women, www.connectingwomen.nl
Women’s Business Initiative, www.womensbusinessinitiative.net
European Professional Women’s Network, www.europeanpwn.net
The Network Club, www.thenetworkclub.com
LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com , is a networking tool on the internet that is often used in the Netherlands
You can make your professional profile, get in touch with (former) colleagues and business partners and build a professional network.
Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General
Here are a few links that might help you find accommodation in the Netherlands. Some of these sites will charge you a small fee if you
use them to put you in contact with a particular vacancy but they are usually free to browse.
Do I need a work permit?
Citizens of EU/EEA member states and Switzerland do not need residence permits or work permits, except those from newer EU member Croatia, whose citizens need a work permit for their first year and ‘proof of lawful residence’ permit until restrictions are lifted. Croatian citizens cannot apply for the single permit.
Everybody else who wants to come and work in the Netherlands will need a TWV work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning) in their name. Some nationalies will also need an MVV for entering the Netherlands; find out if you need an entry visa as well: guide to provisional residence permits (MVV) and temporary residence permits.
Certain employers can also register with the IND to become sponsors for foreign workers. You can see the IND’s list of recognised sponsors.
Tax rates in the Netherlands 2016
How much tax will you pay in Holland? Will you pay in the Netherlands? Click on the following website to find our more about the tax rate, bracket, income tax.
Mobile and Internet :
A major player in the telecom market is KPN, the largest provider of internet access services in the country. Other big providers are T-Mobile and Vodafone. You can choose between a contract (Abonnement) or a prepaid card.
Generally speaking, all internet providers in the Netherlands provide good connections and good services. They all have similar priced packages and reasonable customer service : T-Mobile, Ziggo, Vodafone, KPN, XS4ALL, Tele2.