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 !
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.
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.
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