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Local councils are failing to develop enough seasonal worker housing

Dutch local authorities are failing to provide enough suitable accommodation for seasonal workers, and opposition from locals is often the reason why, current affairs show Nieuwsuur reported on Sunday evening. The show’s researchers questioned officials in 40 local...

Being an au pair in Amsterdam

Every year many foreigners find au pair work in Amsterdam or the Netherlands, however, Dutch au pair agencies have been scrutinized due to reports of exploitation. Every year, thousands of young Asian women   Dutch agencies make enormous profits recruiting and...

Minimum wage 2021

The government adjusts the amount of the minimum wage twice a year – on 1 January and 1 July – in line with changes in average collectively agreed wages in the Netherlands. The minimum wage is lower if you are under 21. Gross minimum wage as of 1 January 2021 Age Per...

What’s changing in 2021? Here’s what you need to know

As every year, a whole raft of new rules, regulations, tax updates and other changes come into force at the start of the New Year. Here’s what you need to know. Work and income tax  The basic income tax rate will go down on salaries up to €68,507 from 37.35% to 37.1%....