Working in the Netherlands

Citizen Service Number

If you intend to work in the Netherlands, you will need a Citizen Service Number; BSN in Dutch

Residence Permit

If you wish to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, you might need a residence permit. Whether you need and can get a residence permit depends on your situation and purpose of stay.


The national social security system in the Netherlands requires all inhabitants to pay income taxes Your employer deducts this income tax from your salary and pays it directly to the Tax Office.

Type of labour contracts

Navigating the employment landscape in the Netherlands can be daunting, especially when it comes to understanding contracts.

Work permit

Under Dutch law, an employer is required to have a work permit for each hired foreign national employee unless an exemption exists for the foreign national employee concerned. Please find information per category below.

Working for a recruitment agency

In the Netherlands, people often use the services of a specialised recruitment agency to help them find the perfect job. Recruitment agencies have expertise and have good contacts with employers.

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Work experience