Info & Advices

Working and living in the Netherlands

As any other country in the world the Netherlands has certain rules regulating employment and everyday life. The section on working and living in the Netherlands gives some useful tips and information about payment, living expenses and housing.

We hope you will find this information useful for working and settling down in the Netherlands. If necessary our partners in the Netherlands will explain to you all the work related rules and give an introduction to the procedures that must be followed in the everyday life activities such as opening a bank account in a local bank, applying for a BSN number, etc.

What Qbis guarantees

Qbis works in cooperation with Dutch employment agencies authorised to engage in such activities. Therefore we guarantee that upon your arrival you will be assisted by local agency representatives, who will take care of job related paperwork, accommodation and transport and, of course, give you a job.

Information on working and living in the Netherlands

The decision to work and live in the Netherlands is a big step. As leaving your family and friends behind and starting off in a foreign country is a challenge we want you to make the right decision. It is necessary to know where you are going and what awaits you at your destination.
The section on working and living in the Netherlands provides you with information about Dutch employment agencies, BSN Number, payment, living conditions and how to get to the Netherlands.

Additionally, on our webpage you will find a lot of reviews written by employees who went to the Netherlands with us. The reviews will give you a better picture on working and living conditions in the Netherlands and let you know what people think of their experience with Qbis.

Should you still have any questions on working and living in the Netherlands please contact us and we will provide you with all the necessary information by phone or at our office.

We are here to guide you through the whole process: from the pre-selection stage till your last working day in the Netherlands.

Interesting facts about the Netherlands

  • The Netherlands and Holland is the same country. Officially North Holland and South Holland are two provinces situated at the North Sea.
  • 25% of the country’s territory is below sea level.
  • The Dutch are the tallest nation in the world.
  • Amsterdam has 1281 bridges.
  • The Dutch rank third worldwide in agricultural exports, behind the United States and France, despite the fact that only 3% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector.
  • Every Dutchman has a bicycle and bicycles outnumber cars by two to one.
  • The Netherlands has the highest number of museums out of which Amsterdam alone has 42.
  • Rotterdam is the second largest port in the world.