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Working in the Netherlands

A small country that dreamed big: the Netherlands lays claim to countless business successes. It’s home to major multinationals, cutting-edge startups and a culture that welcomes innovation and collaboration.

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Workplace culture

Companies in the Netherlands are known for their open, collaborative culture. English is widely spoken and employees are protected by solid social security policies. Become part of the Dutch talent pool.

Academic careers

Some of the world’s best universities and academic institutes are here, and they rely on new ways of thinking from international talent. Learn about the opportunities for PhD students and researchers. The next big innovation could start with you.

Academic careers
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Startup a business in the Netherlands

Starting a business in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is home to an extensive network of business newcomers and innovators. Local and international companies of all sizes have found success and support in the country’s vibrant and welcoming startup scene. The Dutch tech sector, in particular, is well recognised within Europe and beyond.

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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Cinzia Silvestri

Cinzia story of founding her biotech company Bi/ond

Cinzia Silvestri, who is a tech entrepreneur in the Netherlands, moved to the country in 2012. With a PhD in microelectronics, she co-founded her startup Bi/ond Solutions with a team that had a...

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Appanna Machimanda

Appanna's contribution to food waste reduction in the Netherlands

Appanna Machimanda works in the Agri-food industry, intending to help build a sustainable future. He works for Orbisk, a Dutch startup focusing on food waste management. According to Appanna, the...

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