Au Pair in Netherlands – A Country to Discover

Have you ever imagined how it would be like to become an Au Pair in Netherlands? Living your Au Pair adventure in a country like Netherlands will give you the opportunity to learn more than one language and discover the country's culture background.

Depending on the part of the country you live, you will be able to improve your Dutch, English or your German. So don't miss the opportunity to find your Host Family now!

Au Pair in Netherlands - At a Glance

  • Age: 18-30 years old
  • Working Hours: a maximum of 30 hours/week
  • Pocket Money: 300-350 euro/month
  • Travel Expenses: to cover by the Au Pair
  • Insurance: Au Pairs coming from any of the EU-country members can apply for the European Health Insurance Card in their residence country. We also recommend the Au Pair to close a liability and accident insurance valid for the whole stay.
    If the Au Pair does not belong to any of the EU-country members, the Host Family should bear the costs for a private health, accident and liability insurance for their Au Pair.
  • Visa Requirements: only Au Pairs from Non-EU-country members will need to apply for a visa to become an Au Pair in Netherlands.

Can I become an Au Pair in Netherlands?

If you would like to work as an Au Pair in Netherlands, make sure you fulfill all requirements:

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old
  • You are healthy and don't smoke
  • You have a good command of Dutch or a good command of English
  • If you have experience with children, your chances will be higher!

What are my duties as an Au Pair?

Your main responsabilities as an Au Pair in Netherlands will be taking care of the children and doing some light household duties. Some of the Au Pairs will be required to talk to the children in their mother tongue, so that the kids can learn a new language.

Visa requirements 

In case you need to apply for a visa, your visa will be issued by the Dutch embassy placed in your home country so make sure you ask about the requirements you need to fulfill in order to start your visa application. For that, you will need your future Host Family to send you a signed Au Pair contract that proves your stay in the Netherlands.

Following you will find a short list of the documents Au Pairs generally need for a visa application:

1. A signed Au Pair contract
2. A valid ID card or passport
3. A health report
4. An invitation letter

How much pocket money will I get?

The pocket money will vary depending on your Host Family so that Au Pairs in the same country might not work the same number of hours or earn the same. However, as an Au Pair in the Netherlands you can expect to be earning between 300 and 350 euro per month.

What does becoming an Au Pair in Netherlands cost?

If you are interested in becoming an Au Pair in Netherlands, we will provide you with the general costs information.

At a Glance:

  • Fee for the Au Pair agency (if you choose one)
  • Travel expenses
  • Visa expenses
  • Presents for the Host Family

What about my insurance?

EU-Au Pairs can and should apply for the European Health Insurance Card in their home country so that they will be entitled to medical assistance in their future host country. However, it is highly recommended for them to get an accident and liability insurance to cover them during the whole Au Pair stay.

Non-EU Au Pairs will have to close a private health, accident and liability insurance. Protrip-world will help you find the perfect insurance package for you so that you won't have to worry during your whole Au Pair stay!.

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