Seeking employment in Amsterdam

Advice and information on job-seeking, Dutch employment laws and working culture for those in dual career households.

Doing things the Dutch way

As a working person, moving to a new country without a job in place can feel like a daunting prospect. This is especially true if you have been enjoying a successful career in your own country and don't want to sacrifice your own goals or career prospects for the move. 

If you are aiming to take up employment in the Netherlands, there are many opportunities available for international workers in all fields of work. Understanding how Dutch employers recruit staff and knowing a little about Dutch working culture can significantly increase your chances of finding a role, as will an awareness of Dutch employment law - so below you'll find helpful advice on writing Dutch CVs, working culture and freelancing in Amsterdam. If you are considering a change of career, learn more about how IN Amsterdam and House of Skills can help you find training and job opportunities in the Amsterdam Area.

Volunteering as a way into work

Taking up a voluntary role can be a great way into paid employment in the Netherlands. As well as providing you with some valuable experience. you'll make contacts and find out more about what Dutch employers are looking for. There are over 1000 volunteering opportunities available for non-Dutch speakers through Amsterdam's Volunteer Centre, which is offered at four different locations in Amsterdam. 

Whether you're looking for a full or part-time role, freelancing opportunities, or details about employee entitlements, read on for useful guidance, resources and information to help you on your way.


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