Welcome to The Netherlands

Welcome to Holland

One of the best things to experience when you’re in an unfamiliar environment is friendly people. Fortunately, the Dutch people are open, welcoming and don’t hesitate to engage when they pass you on the street. In addition, it seems that almost everyone in the Netherlands speaks English. You’ll hear it on the streets, on the bus and in the grocery store. You will most definitely hear it spoken in the university areas and even in the workplace. Typically, if you are attempting to have a conversation with someone who is speaking Dutch, and they sense that you are struggling, they will almost always switch over seamlessly to English.
 
Of course, it’s quite a big step to move away from your home country in order to find work abroad. Here’s some Q&A, which can help you get started.

Is it necessary to get a travel insurance to the Netherlands?

This is a voluntary option. You are insured from the first day of work.

What contract is signed at HOBIJ, in my home country and in The Netherlands?
Does HOBIJ help to get me a Sofi Number (BSN)?
What happens on the first day of my arrival in the Netherlands?
What time should I arrive in HOBIJ’s office in the Netherlands?
At what time does a shift start and end?
What are the accommodation conditions and how do I get to work?
What is the minimum period of stay in the Netherlands?
Does HOBIJ pay for pension contributions?
What bank account do I need?
Is it possible to work half-time / one shift / only on weekends?
Do I require English language skills?
When do I receive holiday payment?
How long is the notice period?