We are Undutchables

Undutchables Recruitment Agency, the international business recruitment pioneer in the Netherlands, has a proven track record in international job matching and placement.

We help both starters and executive candidates, fluent in languages other than Dutch, advance their careers in the Netherlands.

For those hiring, we recruit highly trained international personnel who speak your clients’ language and understand  their culture.

Do you want to further your career in the Netherlands? Are you looking for a native speaker to develop your business? We’ll help you find the perfect match. 

Our team


Paula Verstappen

General Manager

paula.verstappen@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)20 345 51 04

"Who stops to make mistakes, stops learning"

Paula has been the Undutchables General Manager since 2002 and is the driving force of our company. After all these years she still comes to work every day full of enthusiasme and energy. Paula supports the welfare of animals in her spare time and loves to go to Scandinavia on holidays with her husband in their campervan. 

Katja Heurkens - Grunewald

Branch Manager

katja.heurkens-grunewald@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)70 711 83 00

"The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly"

Katja has been working at Undutchables since 2006 and is a dedicated and enthusiastic Recruitment Consultant in the The Hague/Rotterdam team. She enjoys making a difference to her candidates and clients with her professional-personal touch. Katja loves having a good laugh with her colleagues in the office, and enjoys good food. Originally from Berlin she is an Undutchable herself. Together with her husband she loves to travel and see the world, and hopes to own a cat one day.


Silvia Kooijmans

Recruitment Consultant

silvia.kooijmans@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)70 711 83 00

"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak with you"

Silvia is our Italian/Dutch recruiter in the The Hague office. Thanks to her strong listening skills and meticoulus way of working Silvia is able to find the perfect job for her candidates within a blink of an eye. She enjoys good weather, design knitwear and makes a mean Nutella cheesecake for her colleagues. Even though she is from Bologna, please do not ask her how to make bolognaise, she has no idea. This girl is solely available for dessert questions. 


Irina van Halen

Recruitment Consultant

irina.vanhalen@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)20 623 13 00

"What you seek is seeking you"

Irina forms part of our Recruitment Consultants team from our Amsterdam office. Born in the Netherlands, living most of her live in Mexico and being raised by her Dutch and Spanish family she is very international minded and feels at home within different cultures and their particular views on life. She takes joy in spreading positive vibes, always looking for a good laugh and offering a helping hand. She believes one must focus on their goals but never ever stop having fun while doing it. In her free time Irina loves enjoying good spicy dish and a drink with her family and friends.

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Added value of internationals

They bring diversity in the workplace. 

It brings with it unique strengths and can complement well the weaknesses. Another advantage of the diversity is the opportunity for employees’ personal growth. Being exposed to new ideas, cultures and perspectives can help the team to reach out intellectually and gain a clearer view of their surroundings and their place in the world…

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How Undutchable are you?

Are you an international worker? Does your experience translate to an intercultural work floor? 

Take our quiz to find out, how Undutchable you are!

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Added value of internationals

Due to my international background I’ve been exposed to many different working cultures, different working methods and many different situations that I would have not experienced if I stayed in my home country. I strongly believe this exposure is the added value I bring to the company because thanks to the experiences I’ve had, I’m quicker and more flexible when it comes to reacting to changes or when it comes to fit into new responsibilities. 

FAQ

FAQ for Candidates

How can Undutchables help me find a job?

The first step in finding a suitable job through Undutchables is by creating a profile on our website and uploading an up to date CV. We will start looking for suitable positions for you, however, we also would request that you apply directly to the vacancies which suit your work experience and interest. When you apply to a vacancy your application will be sent directly to our recruiters who will then get in touch with you. Find more information on the recruitment process here.

How can I get a work permit for the Netherlands?

If you are an EU citizen you are allowed to work in the Netherlands (except for citizens of Croatia). If you are a non-EU citizen the chance of obtaining a work permit is very limited. For some groups of non-EU citizens there are exemptions (for example for partners, students and highly skilled migrants). Read more about work permits here

Can I find a job in the Netherlands when still living abroad?

Finding a job while living abroad is more challenging when you do not already live here. It depends on your willingness and your flexibility. You cannot get a job without having face-to- face interviews. If a job opportunity arises we will first arrange an intake interview with us at Undutchables. When you are invited for an interview at the company next, you have to be willing and able to attend a face to face meeting at short notice and at your own costs.  

What kind of jobs are available at Undutchables?

All of our vacancies are in the international business sector, ranging from administrative support to executive level positions. These jobs need the command of a specific (combination of) language(s). We do not provide production work. Check out our vacancies here

How can I meet the Undutchables Recruitment Consultants?

As soon as we have a matching vacancy for you, we will invite you to visit one of our Undutchables offices for a face-to-face interview. There is no need to drop by our offices. If you would like to meet our Recruitment Consultants and other internationals in an informal way, check out our intake and after work drink events.

Am I an Undutchable?

We provide jobs for candidates who have international business work experience, speak English fluently, and preferably other languages on a native or fluent level. This includes Dutch speakers, with international experience. So for everyone who feels Undutch and Able! Check out our latest vacancies here.

Want to know how Undutchable you are? Check out our fun quiz!

FAQ for Clients

What kind of candidates does Undutchables match?

Our candidates are qualified and experienced in these fields:  administration, customer service, sales, marketing, logistics, IT, HR, finance, executive management. We have positions for enthusiastic starters to experienced executive candidates and temporary to long-term employees.

Which types of contracts are possible?

Looking for full-time, part-time, temporary or long-term employees who fit your corporate culture? We can find the right candidate for your job vacancy needs and employ them with the right recruitment service:

  • temporary employment  (uitzenden): temporary contract
  • recruitment and selection (werving & selectie): direct placement
  • secondment (detachering): project-based contract
  • executive recruitment: direct placement of top-level candidates

What are your placement rates?

With a database of over 40,000 candidates (and growing), we can find the ideal candidates with relevant language and work experience to match your vacancies. During our selection process, we always focus on whether a candidate fits your corporate culture. Our placement rates are excellent. In the past five years our number of successful international placements grew to 4,000 (800 a year). We can handle your staffing challenges whether you are a small company or a multinational.

Is Undutchables a reliable partner?

Undutchables is member of the ABU (Federation of Private Employment Agencies) and has been awarded the Dun & Bradstreet Rating 1 certificate for being a sound and trustworthy company.

What kind of pre-employment services does Undutchables offer?

As a full service provider, we offer these additional pre-employment services:

  • Psychological Assessments in the native language of the candidate 
  • Language and Computer Assessments

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