Leiden University Career Zone

LU Career Zone Labour Market

Working in the Netherlands

If you're thinking about starting a career in the Netherlands, this is where you will find all you need to know.

Research shows that international students in the Netherlands are quite keen on staying after their studies. That's not a surprise, considering the many job opportunities, the good work-life balance, the high living standards and the excellent public facilities.

Career and job advice

If you want to stay and work in the Netherlands you will need good career advice and information on how to find a job. The challenge of finding a job work in a country that is not your own lies in getting a grip on the unknown subtleties of the application process.

The Holland Alumni career portal (by NUFFIC) will help you unravel some of those mysteries and get started!

On the website you find information about:

  • Key sectors in the Netherlands
  • Orientation / search year
  • Dutch business culture
  • How to start your job search
  • Your salary
  • Starting your own company
  • Rules and regulations (tax, insurance, residence and work permits).

You can also read the FAQ's on this subject.