Working in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an old European capital city with a modern outlook. As such, it offers plenty of unique employment opportunities across many different sectors. There is a rich vein of both Dutch companies and international businesses, all looking to grow and flourish by hiring top talent from around the world.

Find a job in Amsterdam

Find a job in Amsterdam

Search for job vacancies for English speakers in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and throughout the Netherlands.

Guide to finding a job in Amsterdam

Study in Amsterdam
Amsterdam offers plenty of unique employment opportunities for internationals looking to develop their career.

Job fairs in the Amsterdam Area

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Explore the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area job fairs to sound out the local labour market and meet potential employers.

Guide to going freelance

Learn about the nuances that come with being self-employed and some important considerations for freelancers.

Recruitment agencies

Recruitment agencies can be a great help for finding long and short-term roles that don’t require Dutch suitable for internationals. 

Why Amsterdam

Learn about Amsterdam's thriving business sectors and all it can offer for the next step in your career.

Volunteer in the Amsterdam Area

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Looking for a new challenge or want to develop your skills and learn more about local culture? Consider volunteering in Amsterdam.

Visas and special rules for working in Amsterdam

30% ruling for expats

Take an in-depth look at the 30% ruling to discover whether you are eligible and how you can benefit.

Highly skilled migrants

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 Learn more about the conditions and application procedure for a residence permit required to work as a highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands.

Employment law

Employee rights and labour law

As an international working in the Netherlands, it is essential to be aware of the Dutch laws that apply to your employment contract.

Severance pay

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Upon termination of an employment contract, the employer may be required to pay the employee a transition payment.

Unemployment benefits

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If you find yourself out of work but still living in the Netherlands, you may be entitled to receive unemployment benefits.