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