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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 the Netherlands will give you the opportunity to learn more than one language and discover the country's cultural 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 countries 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 is not from an EU country, the host family should bear the costs for a private health, accident and liability insurance.
  • Visa Requirements: Only Au Pairs from non-EU countries have to apply for a visa.

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 in good health and don't smoke
  • You have knwoledge of Dutch or English
  • Experience with children is a plus

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.

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.


How much pocket money will I get?

As an Au Pair in the Netherlands you can expect between 300 and 350 euro per month.

What about my insurance?

EU au pairs should request the European Health Insurance Card in their home country so they get medical assistance in the Netherlands. However, it is highly recommended for them to get an accident and liability insurance to cover them during the whole stay.

Non-EU au pairs have to get a private health, accident and liability insurance.


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