Working in the Netherlands
Why work abroad?
Since 2009 worldwide economics aren’t as stable as they were. Like in many other countries, this instability is influencing the labour market. People lose their job and are insecure about their future. At the same time, in Holland companies are looking for motivated and energetic people that can solve their labour problem. They offer a wide range of jobs, from production to management positions. Going abroad for work could mean a lot to you:
- Earning good money (up to 2 or 3 times the local level!)
- New experiences
- Meeting new people
- Facing adventure and new (career) possibilities
- Creating a new future for yourself and your family
The Netherlands is a Western European country, surrounded on the west by the North Sea, in the south it has borders with Belgium and in the east – borders with Germany. Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, but its government is located in The Hague. Dutch political system is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary management. Government is headed by the king and his ministers. The Netherlands is one of the founding members of the European Union (in a timely manner along with Belgium and Luxembourg, known as one of the three Benelux countries).
Approximately half of the Dutch territory is below the sea level, and the country has many rivers and lakes. Historically the Netherlands is well known for the great fights against water and flooding. Today, the Netherlands is famous for its tunnels, dikes, and the ability to manage the water level and its systems (for example – its possible to see the path, where on one side the water is at eye level, but on the other side: large-scale below). In the past, windmills helped to keep the drought, but nowadays they are one of the most typical Dutch landscape features. The total area of the country is 41,526 km ². The Netherlands is often also called – Holland, although this term applies only for two provinces in the Netherlands: North Holland and South Holland (Netherlands consists in total of 12 provinces).
Life in the Netherlands
Dutch official currency is the Euro. The country has a progressive tax, and living in the Netherlands has been considered as relatively expensive. Although the official language is Dutch language, the country is also very international – almost every resident can fluently communicate in English. It is essential to know that the Dutch are very direct and kind people. Do not hesitate to ask for advice! Shopping system in the Netherlands contrasts sharply with the traditional and well known shopping system in your country. In Netherlands shops are mostly open every working day from 9.00 am or 10.00 – 18.00. On saturdays majority of shops will be open until 17.00, but on mondays (Monday’s morning) a large part of stores are closed. In the big cities many shops are open on sundays too. Each of the provinces has its “shopping night” (one day per week, depending on location) when the shops are working up to 21:00.
Work in the Netherlands
All residents of the Netherlands as well as – migrants from other European Union countries, must to be insured. When starting work in the Netherlands through DutchRecruit, you will be provided with a range of social guarantees. It is important to know that it is possible to obtain a tax and social security reimbursement from the Dutch state. It depends on each individual’s annual gross salary. Employees who have kids, can get a child allowance, but such formalities needs to be done independently: by each of interested person. DutchRecruit doesn’t only provides opportunities for new and sustainable jobs in the Netherlands, but for all the employees the companies can offer another possibility to increase their individual’s skills – to learn the Dutch language in courses organized specifically for employees, that are free of charge and each of the students gets the attendance bonus! Companies for all the working students provides a free shuttle to and from the language courses!
Who do we need?
Does DutchRecruit have interesting job offers for you? It depends!
If you are:
- Bi-lingual (your native language and English speaking)
- Eager to learn
Then we might have just that job for you. Come and visit us in our office in your region, and find out more about the possibilities. You can also check our references or subscribe straight away!