Au pair in the Netherlands - rules and requirements Au pair in the Netherlands - rules and requirements

The Netherlands is an amazing country of tulips, Dutch cheese and windmills, countless museums, beautifully preserved architecture, and a well-developed entertainment industry.
As an au pair in the Netherlands, you can experience rich culture, beautiful nature and history of the Netherlands, while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.

Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in the Netherlands. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.

Requirements for au pairs in Netherlands

18-31 years old
Can't be married and have children
Basic knowledge of English language
Be able to pay for travel expenses
Only a recognized au pair agency can submit an application on behalf of an au pair. The au pair agency has to be recognized by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). More information of Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for citizens of non-EU countries and EU/EEA or Swiss citizens.

Requirements for host families in Netherlands

Have at least one child under the age of 18
Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals
Provide au pair with pocket money from 340 EUR / month
Au pair duties cannot exceed 8 hours / day and 30 hours / week
Au pair stay: 12 months
Be a Dutch speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange
Be a different nationality than the au pair's nationality

Relevant links

Coming to the Netherlands as an au pair - Immigration and Naturalisation Service