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Moving to Holland from UK, then to find work?

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1. Posted by jeenimc (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Soon i am going to Holland with savings to stay in a 1 bedroom apartment. Having enough funds to get me by for about 5 weeks.
In this time i want to find a job and stay in holland.
What do i need, working visa etc
Also is there any jobs pages for uk person in holland

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Do you speak Dutch?

3. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

i go there to visit friends who know no dutch at all and they have no problems at all...of course my friends dont know anything else but english.

english is the business language and everyone in amsterdam speaks english, even in work places a lot of the time.

i have heard dutch people speaking english to each other too and i am told that is normal.

im very sure that outside amsterdam it would be very different....but a dutch person can confirm that.

and if your profile is true in what it says - that you are from the uk - then no visa is required as we are all eu states :)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 24, 2007, at 8:26 AM by oslaue ]

4. Posted by BjornParee (Full Member 150 posts) 9y

Your right english is a wellknown language in the Netherlands and people speak fluent also outside the major cities. The Netherlands is known as a country where everybody speak more languages.

To find work can be easy or hard ; it al depends what you want to do and for how long. In the area of Amsterdam/Schiphol a lot of employees are needed. In Amsterdam you will find a lot of "uitzendbureaus" = dutch word for offices who can give you work at a company and not the company but they will pay you weekly. Do not worry about the language ; if you speak english it is more than welcome.

I am living in the Netherlands but have no idea how about working visa etc ... please inform in your country if this is required for the Netherlands.

Good luck and remember: ALLWAYS WORK WITH A SMILE !!

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Jeenimc

My boyfriend is from the Netherlands and has the following to say, to u.

UK = EU, he's entitled to work in the Netherlands I'd say. I always found student jobs by running by all the Tempo Team, Randstad and other 'uitzendburos' (job agencies).

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 9y

What Mel('s boyfriend) said - since you live in the EU, you can work anywhere in the EU. You need your passport, and proof of having health insurance, and that's about it. The company you'd want to work at would need to get some kind of permit to hire you too, but I get the impression this is mostly a formality.
You can (but don't have to) register with immigration here as staying in the country, which the company you're working at can ask for before employing you, is needed to open a bank account, and which (I think - only browsed through the information) is helpful with proving that you've done so for a large amount of time if you'd want to become a resident.

This page is the start page on the immigration website for people from the UK coming to the Netherlands to work for more than three months. Just read through all the links on the left in turn, and that should tell you about everything you need to know.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 26, 2007, at 2:22 AM by Sander ]

7. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

i have a friend who is from england who moved to holland...he needed nothing more than what he needs for when he applys for a job in england.

if you were fromr romania / bulgarian maybe even poland then the dutch will have tough restrictions as most european countrys do...since the eu has expanded certain european countrys have put restrictions...dont want to be overswamped with romania or bulgaria due to bulgarians corrupt government and to be over swamped with organized gangs which is huge in romania and bulgarian.

90% of scamming done in ireland, you know atms rigged is done by ireland is a bit weary of the romanians...with polish we love! they work hard...

8. Posted by Sevastopol (Full Member 3 posts) 9y

I don't understand why all this forreign people want to go to Holland, because the Dutch like me are leaving at the moment more then ever before!

9. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Do you speak Dutch?

U will see that that is a serious question:)