Why the Netherlands?
Before deciding on a move to the Netherlands, you may want to know more about this small country. We have listed here a few important reasons for you to choose the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is one of the world’s most stable and innovative economies with low unemployment rate and high salaries:
One of the richest countries globally, ranking 17th in the 2022 GDP nominal global ranking and standing at 1.5 times the average in the EU (CBS)
One of the lowest unemployment rates - the unemployment rate in May 2022 stood at 3.2% (CBS)
One of the highest salaries worldwide - in 2022 the average gross income was €2,894 per month (CPB).
The major cities in the Netherlands form an international business hub with thousands of job opportunities - Around 60 prominent multinational companies have major offices here, including Nike, Microsoft, Google, Siemens, and Phillips.
It has low language barrier for English speakers:
English is the main business language in most big companies.
It has the highest proficiency in English as a non-English speaking country.
There are thousands of vacancies where speaking Dutch is not required.
Relaxed Immigration Policy
The Netherlands have adopted a relatively relaxed immigration policy to encourage highly skilled workers and innovation:
Search Year Visa: Allows Master’s or PhD graduates from the world’s top 200 universities/subjects to live and work in the Netherlands for 12 months and plan for their future careers.
Highly Skilled Migrant Visa: Allows highly skilled personnel to work in the Netherlands with lower requirements compared to the U.K. Partners of highly skilled workers can work in the Netherlands as well.
Start-Up Visa: Allows innovative entrepreneurs to make their ideas come true.
Self-Employed Visa: Allows free-lancers, business owners and entrepreneurs to open and manage businesses.
High Quality of Living
It is known for its good social care and health systems, frequently voted as one of the countries with the highest quality of living. It has a low crime rate and is in general very safe.