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It’s all here. A thriving business climate, industry-leading innovation, an inclusive culture and all the elements of career success. The Netherlands welcomes international recruits with open arms, and is continually ranked a great place to live.

Get inspired by their experiences

Where do we start when there are so many examples of international success? Be inspired by the people and the companies that put the Netherlands on the map as a centre of business innovation.  

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Aytac Yilmaz

R&D in the Dutch Energy sector

A research project during your studies can plant a seed for creating startups within a chosen field. At least, this was the case for an entrepreneur originally from Turkey - Aytac Yilmaz. After...

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Arzu Hasanova

Arzu's experience with the Dutch tech startup environment

Originally from Azerbaijan, Arzu Hasanova was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, before moving to Finland to pursue her Master's degree. Ultimately, she found her new home in the Netherlands...

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The Relocation App

Once you’ve decided to start your new career in the Netherlands, the relocation process starts. Have you thought about residence permits, registration, housing and healthcare? The Welcome to NL Relocation App provides you a step by step checklist.

Vrouw staat buiten bij haar fiets en bekijkt de Relocation App op haar mobiele telefoon
Jan Bijl - Utrecht Marketing
People are working in a office in the Netherlands

Working in the Netherlands

Multinational companies, innovative startups and an unbeatable work-life balance inspire people from around the world to further their careers in the Netherlands. Find out why you should join them.


Living in the Netherlands

Picturesque cityscapes aside, life in the Netherlands means a heavy dose of art and culture, a well-connected international community, easy connections to the rest of Europe and the joys of travelling by bicycle.

People biking in front of the biggest bicycle storage - Utrecht central
The little tower located at the Binnenhof in The Hague next to the Mauritshuis - with the Dutch flag


Explore the residency permits available to you and the steps involved in applying. The Netherlands welcomes international talent and has a broad range of services dedicated to helping you make the move.

Find your way in NL

Select your sector and see what the different regions in the Netherlands have to offer. 


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