Working in the Netherlands

Employed in the Netherlands, looking for a job, starting a business?

For many people a move to the Netherlands is triggered by a change in employment - a new job, or a posting within a company. Many of the employment-related matters may be handled by the employer, but it still helps to understand the system.

If a move is for family reasons, for study, or a lifestyle choice, it's still useful to understand what's involved in looking for work, work permit rules, types of job contract - and, for those with an entrepreneurial streak - how to set up a business of your own. Browse the pages listed on the left to find out more.