Au pair in Amsterdam? Do you want to work as an au pair in Amsterdam?


Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Amsterdam.


Information at a glance

City: Amsterdam
Country: The Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Surface area: 213 km2
Population: 809.892 (2014)
Country code and area code: +31 20
Website: www.amsterdam.nl


Au pair stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a port city and the capital of the Netherlands.


It lies in the province of North Holland. Compared to other big cities, Amsterdam is relatively small, but it is one of the most important economic centers in Europe.


Amsterdam is not only known for its coffee shops and the red light district, but also for its history. There are many historical sights and world famous museums in Amsterdam.


Being an au pair in Amsterdam

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 8 hours per day or 30 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary: at least 250 Euros per month
  • duration of au pair stay: 3-12 months
  • health insurance: most host families pay for the health insurance
  • language course: there are public and private language schools
  • driver's license: having a driver's license (class B) can be an advantage


What to do in your free time in Amsterdam

Au pairs in the Netherlands get at least 2 days off per week. Use this time to get to know the city and meet new people! Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your day as there are many things to do and see in Amsterdam. Every day you can choose from a variety of activities: concerts, shows, expositions or markets – just to name a few.


Our suggestion: On sunny days, the cafe Van Zuylen is a great spot for meeting up with other au pairs.


The most important sights in Amsterdam

  1. Albert-Cuip-Markt – the most popular street market in Amsterdam
  2. Begijnhof – wonderful square from the mid 15th century, downtown
  3. Church tower of Westerkerk – best view over Amsterdam
  4. Grachten – take a boat trip on Amsterdam's canals
  5. Kalverstraat – Amsterdam's longest and busiest shopping street
  6. Koninklijk Paleis – royal palace
  7. Oude Kerk – the old church
  8. Red light district
  9. Vondelpark – Central Park of Amsterdam
  10. 40 museums, such as the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk museum and many more


Language Schools in Amsterdam

One important goal during an au pair stay in Amsterdam is obviously to improve your Dutch skills. Your host family has to give you enough time off so you can take language classes.


Your host family can even help you to find a language school.



Language Schools:

  • Linguarama – Dutch courses in The Hague, Amsterdam and Soesterberg (intensive courses and full time courses)
  • The Language Academy Amsterdam
  • Goethe-Institut Amsterdam


Do you know a language school that is not on our list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!


Sports in Amsterdam

  1. gyms
  2. yoga / Pilates
  3. sports centers
  4. ride a bike
  5. city bike tours
  6. ice skating


Our tip: If you want to discover Amsterdam by water, you don't necessarily have to pay for a gracht boat trip. It's more fun (and cheaper) to rent a pedal boat (Grachtenfiet).


Exploring the surroundings of Amsterdam

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Amsterdam.



Here are some suggestions:

  • Aalsmeer – Keukenhof, the world's second largest flower garden
  • bike along the Amstel river
  • bike trips  – take the route through the picturesque villages along the Ijsselmeer lake
  • day trips to Delft or The Hague
  • Madurodam
  • Zaanse Schans – city with a collection of well-preserved historic windmills



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