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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
Information on pay and other benefits.
Knowledge and talent is welcome in the Netherlands to strengthen our competitive position and knowledge-based economy. Therefore, the Dutch government decided to improve the already existing orientation year scheme (also known as Search Year). As of the 1st of March 2016, new rules will apply regarding this residence permit, facilitating a career start for international talent in the Netherlands.
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.
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.
The Netherlands has a thriving startup scene. The surge of successful entrepreneurial endeavors has made the region one of Europe's hottest startup hubs.
Centres for Entrepreneurship promote and support an entrepreneurial spirit in students, staff and alumni of research and educational institutions.
What is it really like to work in Holland? Get in touch with our Career Ambassadors and they will gladly tell you and share their experiences!