Everything you need to know about

Living and working in the Netherlands

Reliability and certainty.

Are you thinking about working in the Netherlands? We make sure you get a stable income and regular working hours. Your welcoming and friendly colleagues will make you feel at home in no time at all.

Before you start working in the Netherlands, you need to find a reliable agency to find the right job and help you with all you need. This is where HOBIJ steps in. We are an ABU-accredited agency and have SNA (=NEN4400), SNF, and VCU certifications. This means that you can rely on us to match you with serious clients and employers who treat their workforce well and fairly.

Your new home.

The Netherlands is a great country to live in. Dutch people are famous for their hospitality and willingness to help, and most of us speak English well. So don’t worry, there will be no language barrier preventing you from making friends really fast. Of course, you know all about our favourite means of transportation: the bicycle. Don’t be amazed if you see parents with more than one child navigating their bikes along the Dutch streets. It’s a sight to see!


And what if you haven’t found a place to live yet? No worries. If necessary, we can arrange good and safe housing.

From application to getting started.

1. You send us your application

For a great job in the Netherlands. We contact you within 2 working days to find out if you are a match.

2. You sign the contract

Are you happy with the job descriptions, the contract, and the terms? Then it is time to (digitally) sign the documents.

3. You travel to the Netherlands

If you are still abroad, you organise your own transportation to the Netherlands. If necessary, we arrange for a good and safe place to live and transportation to and from work.

4. You are welcome

On your day of arrival, our team will welcome you warmly, which includes a filled fridge. We get the final details done, such as providing you with a Dutch personal identification number (BSN number).

5. You meet

You meet your job coach, the flex manager, the client, and your housemates. They are the go-to people if you need assistance.

6. You get started

Good luck with your new job!

Happiness in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the happiest countries in the world. According to the World Happiness Report 2023, we rank 5th.