Netherlands

Living and
Working in the Netherlands

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Pascal Tremblay

"With InterNations as my network, I have been able to make many friends learn the ins and outs about living in The Hague."

Lastri Sasongko

"Making new friends and contacts in the Hague was much easier once I began to attent InterNations events."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in the Netherlands

Are you an expat working and living in the Netherlands? Or are you preparing to move soon to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or any other of the Dutch international hotspots?

Expat life in the Netherlands has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the Ijsselmeer, learning how Dutch people celebrate Koninginnedag (Queen's Day), up to tasting the Netherlands’s favorite dishes such as stamppot.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in the Netherlands. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Peru to living in Italy.

Top Articles in the Netherlands Expat Guide

  • Moving to the Netherlands

    Do you associate the Netherlands with tulips, windmills, and cheese? In fact, there’s a lot more worth knowing before moving to the Netherlands: read on to broaden your general knowledge of the country and learn all about visa and residency requirements for moving to the Netherlands.
  • Living in the Netherlands

    Thanks to the country’s diverse and liberal society, expats rarely have difficulties adjusting to life in the Netherlands. No reason, however, to treat your future expat life lightly! Get useful tips on living in the Netherlands including housing, healthcare, and education on InterNations.
  • Working in the Netherlands

    Our guide to working in the Netherlands includes a general economic overview, information on the job search, labor laws, the social security system, and business etiquette. We have all the info you need for your assignment abroad. Welcome to the Netherlands and its thriving business world!

Working and living in the Netherlands – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in the Netherlands requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Dutch expat life. Living abroad in the Netherlands raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to the Netherlands?ʺ, ʺWhat are the most important ways of professional networking in Amsterdam and The Hague?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Amsterdam should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Dutch municipality in The Hague?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in the Netherlands is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for the Netherlands aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in the Netherlands. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from local organisations and companies, to travel & accommodation or culture and sights, up to housing & household. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhere can I buy decent second-hand bikes for my kids?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside the Netherlands? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Norway or living in Sweden!

Tips on living and working in the Netherlands – From serviced apartments to international attorneys

Moreover, our expat directory for the Netherlands includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. serviced apartments or international attorneys. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in the Netherlands with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Goededag from our expats living and working in the Netherlands.

Pascal Tremblay

"With InterNations as my network, I have been able to make many friends learn the ins and outs about living in The Hague."

Lastri Sasongko

"Making new friends and contacts in the Hague was much easier once I began to attent InterNations events."

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