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Au Pair in the Netherlands


Do you want to be an au pair in Holland? Read on to find out more about an au pair staying in the Netherlands.

Find out what you need to know about an au pair staying in the Netherlands.

Holland as an au pair country

Holland, together with Belgium and Luxemburg, is part of the Benelux countries. Even though people say “Holland,” the official name of the country is ” The Netherlands .” Holland is actually a province in the Netherlands.

Even if the  Netherlands  is close to  Germany  and  Belgium , the country has its own culture.

The  Netherlands  is known for its beautiful coasts, its historic cities and its food.

When people talk about the  Netherlands , they automatically think of bicycles – and it is true! People in the Netherlands love riding their bikes and you can see bicycles everywhere.

Get to know the  Netherlands as an au pair  – the country of the masterpieces of Van Gogh, Vermeer and Rembrandt – and enjoy the picturesque landscape where the tulips and windmills seem like they’re straight out of a painting. This, and much more awaits you in the  Netherlands !

Requirements for an au pair to stay in the Netherlands

  • no children, not married
  • Age: 18 – 30 years
  • clean criminal record
  • passport or visa
  • basic knowledge of English or Dutch
  • it can be an advantage to have a driver’s license
  • high school diploma
  • experience with children

Au Pair Working Hours in the Netherlands

Au pairs work 8 hours per day or 30 hours per week in Holland. You will take care of your host family’s children and help with little chores around the house.

It is possible to work out an individual working schedule with your host family. Ask them about your working hours and your daily schedule the first time you talk to them.

Au pairs in the Netherlands are entitled to two free nights and two days off per week. For every 6 months you get 2 weeks of paid vacation.

Au pair salary in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the au pair salary is at least  250 euros per month .

The  salary  can be between  250 and 340 euros per month , depending on your au pair contract. If you  work  more hours per week, you will also earn more money.

Duration of the au pair stay in the Netherlands

Duration of the au pair stay in the Netherlands: 3 to 12 months

Most host families are looking for an au pair that can stay for the entire school year, which adds up to an au pair stay of 9-12 months. We recommend starting your au pair stay either in January or in August/September.

Au pair candidates from the EU can stay longer, as there are no time limitations for au pairs from the European Union.

Mostly, au pairs stay for a full year.

Health Insurance in the Netherlands

You will need  health insurance  for your au pair staying in the Netherlands. The host family pays for your insurance.

Au Pair Expenses in the Netherlands

You have to organize the trip to Holland and pay for it. If you come from another European country, the cheapest way to get to the  Netherlands  is usually by bus, but it’s worth checking the prices of the cheap airlines as well.

Au Pair Entry Regulations in Holland

If you come from another country of the European Union, you only need a  passport or an ID  to enter the Netherlands.

Language course in the Netherlands

For an au pair stay in the  Netherlands  it is enough if you speak English. However, it is of course useful to learn some basic Dutch as well.
Your host family should give you enough free time so you can take  language classes.

There are many  language schools in Holland  where you can learn Dutch. Many public language schools offer very good and very cheap classes. Sometimes, if the host family is very satisfied with the au pair, they pay for (part of) the language course.

 Information for your Au Pair Stay in the Netherlands

Official language : Dutch (in the province of Friesland: West Friesian)

Capital : Amsterdam

Surface Area : 41,548 km²

Population : 16,730,632 (2012)

Currency : Euro (€) (in some areas US dollars)

Climate : moderate, rainy climate

Time Zone : UTC+1, UTC+2 (March through October)

Country Code : +31

Emergency Number : 112

Popular au pair cities in the Netherland

    • Amsterdam
    • Rotterdam
    • Arnhem-Nijmegen city region
    • The Hague
    • Utrecht
    • Eindhoven
    • Tilburg
    • Almere
    • groningen
    • Breda
    • Nijmegen