Finding a job

Finding a job

Start your new career in the Netherlands. There are currently more than 250,000 jobs in The Hague across a wide range of fields. The main international sectors are peace and justice, IT and tech, energy and renewables, security, and finance, and legal. If you decide to commute to a different region, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, and Leiden are all accessible within 35 minutes.

Jobs for English speakers

As one of the largest economies in the world, and a leading knowledge economy, many opportunities await for international jobseekers. In fact, finding jobs in the Netherlands for non-Dutch speakers is entirely possible. There are many international organisations, companies, start-ups and NGOs that operate in English and/or don’t require employees to speak Dutch. Find out more about work and career prospects in The Hague. 

Get Social

LinkedIn is a popular (and free!) recruitment tool in the Netherlands. Many organisations post their vacancies on LinkedIn. Recruiters also search through profiles to find potential matches, so it pays to update your profile with relevant skills and experience. Join groups, take part in discussions, follow your favourite organisations, and get regular updates from LinkedIn’s own job search. 

Job Boards

Another great way to find jobs is to check out independent job boards that list multilingual positions in The Hague. Many companies also have an English-language job section, so keep an eye on the websites of companies you’d like to work for. Some of the main job boards include:

Recruitment Agencies 

A common way to find a job in the Netherlands is through recruitment agencies (uitzendbureaus). Visit in person or check out their online services. Many offer specialised multilingual services and can answer your questions about working in the Netherlands. Try these local recruitment agencies:  

Want to find out more about work in the Netherlands? From finding a job to starting your own business or going freelance, we’ve got all the insider tips on living and working in the Netherlands and The Hague region.


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