Work in NL

Working and living in the Netherlands

If you come to work and live in the Netherlands, there is a lot to arrange. This website explains your rights and obligations, what you need to arrange and what agreements you have to make. The information will help you to live and work here healthily, safely and fairly. The website also provides links to the correct organisations to help with any questions you may have.



Measures you can and should take

Registering in the Netherlands

At your municipality or at an office for non-residents

Illness and healthcare 

What you need to know about healthcare in the Netherlands

Living in the Netherlands

What you need to know for living here safely and fairly

Travel between home and work

What is involved in travelling to and from your work

Contract and wages

Know what you earn for your work


Working healthily and safely

Work under the right conditions


What to do if you are dismissed

Holidays and leave 

What you need to know about taking days off and getting leave


Help and support

Which organisations can help you with problems you may face in the Netherlands?


Training and integration

What are the options for learning the Dutch language and receiving further training?



What do I need to do if I want to work as a self-employed person in the Netherlands?




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