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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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Betsy Lindsey

My experience as a startup founder in NL

Betsy Lindsey is originally from Seattle, Washington. She is the co-founder and CFO of her startup, Aircision, which makes laser-based telecommunications systems. She came to the Netherlands with her...

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Tim Zhang

My experience with the Dutch visa schemes

Tim Zhang is an international mobility specialist currently working for Bol.com. Having experienced life in both China and the US, he has a broad international background and is convinced that it’s...

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