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Guide for a new start

Welcome to! This guide will assist you in preparing for a new career in the Netherlands.

Requirements for Working in the Netherlands

  • Valid Passport or DNI Card: Ensure your passport is valid or renew it if necessary.
  • Driver’s License: A copy, if applicable.
  • Bank Account Number: Necessary for salary transfers.
  • Motivation: Essential for success.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct: Sometimes required by employers

Key Considerations

  • Stable Work Attitude: Maintain a positive reputation, don’t be influenced by others.
  • Lifestyle: Moderate use of alcohol and cigarettes, maintain a tidy living space.
  • Living Conditions: Good communication and cleanliness are important when sharing a room.
  • Group Applications: Advised to apply individually for a better work experience.
  • Clothing and Personal Care: Bring suitable clothing for the Dutch climate.

Working Hours and Work Ethic

  • Punctuality: Start on time and report sickness promptly.
  • Communication: Keep in touch with your supervisor and discuss any issues. Transportation


  • Arrangements: Often provided by the employer, including bicycles, scooters, or cars.
  • Responsibility: Take care of the vehicle and pay any traffic fines yourself.

General Life in the Netherlands

  • Financial Preparation: Bring extra money for initial expenses.
  • Shopping: Supermarkets like Lidl, Aldi, Jumbo are recommended for groceries.
  • Housing: Common facilities such as kitchen, bathroom, and sometimes a living room with TV.

Application Process

  • CV: Send an updated CV and specify the desired position.
  • Information: Include your date of birth, housing needs, and availability.
  • Restrictions: Currently only possible for individuals with a European passport.

Stay Informed
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