Amsterdam is an old European capital city with a modern outlook. As such, it offers plenty of unique employment opportunities for internationals looking to develop their career.
There is a wide variety of job options to explore in many different fields and a rich vein of Amsterdam companies and international businesses established here, all looking to grow and flourish by hiring top talents from around the world. As well as major Dutch brands, some 3,000 international companies are established in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and that number is increasing annually.
Newcomers to the Netherlands are often keen to comment on the informal atmosphere and flexibility of the Dutch work environment. The standard work week is 40 hours, but many companies are open to flexible work hours, such as a four-day week. There are some 180 nationalities that make up the modern-day fabric of Amsterdam so internationals have no trouble feeling at home here. English is as prevalent on the street as it is as the primary business language in a growing number of companies, so while it’s always recommended to learn Dutch, you can certainly get going in the city with English as your basis.
The renowned work-life balance and quality of life are key benefits of working in Amsterdam. For highly skilled migrants coming to the Netherlands to work, a major fiscal benefit is the 30% ruling tax advantage. Please note that this is only applicable to migrants who have an employment offer in place before moving to Amsterdam. Then there are organisations such as IN Amsterdam that help to lessen the administrative burden faced by highly skilled migrants, easing you into Amsterdam life with added information on housing, healthcare, education and other official matters. IN Amsterdam also offers a full support service for partners of people coming to work in Amsterdam.