Tools for up-to-date information on all regulations for internships and careers can be found by clicking on the options below.
Information on key sectors of industry in the Netherlands.
A quick overview of the labour market
Find the opportunities in the Dutch labour market
Opportunities at four types of employers
The organisational structure of businesses in the Netherlands is often very flat compared to businesses in your home country.
Dutch companies revolve around meetings. You will find that there is always at least one meeting in your office every day, even if it only involves a few people.
In the Netherlands, time is money. You are expected to be punctual as being late may 'damage' your image.
When conducting business in the Netherlands, respectful but relaxed behaviour is the norm.
The stereotypes of Dutch business communication are often those of straight-talking directness, with to-the-point discussions.
The table below shows approximate annual salary ranges in the Netherlands for a number of degree types. Starting salaries will be towards the lower end of the scale.
The average working week in the Netherlands is 40 hours, but working part-time is very common.
Starting up a business in the Netherlands is certainly possible for internationals, although a great deal of organisation and pre-planning is recommended to ensure the best possible chance of success.
It sounds impressive to say that you have your own business, but remember, every coin has a flip side too!
Information on the various business structures available.
Isabel Castano's story of starting a business in the Netherlands.
Centres for Entrepreneurship promote and support an entrepreneurial spirit in students, staff and alumni of research and educational institutions.
Utrecht, Netherlands Feb 11, 2016 11:15 AM - 06:00 PM
The Hague, Netherlands Feb 18, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Amsterdam, Netherlands Mar 05, 2016 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 15, 2016 - Apr 16, 2016