Live, Work & Travel in Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg

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Top Sites

Amsterdamconnect – A guide that includes travel tips, cheap restaurants, accommodation and night life.

Study Dutch – Bieneke Berendsen has volunteered to help you with your Dutch.

Employment in Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg

Employers, Agencies & Placement Services

Ardekay IT Recruitment – Computer jobs in the Netherlands.

Bobbejaanland – Belgian theme park with around 400 employees. In French, German and Dutch.

Boerengroep – Boerengroep offer opportunities at farms and gardens in the Netherlands along with volunteering.

British Council Brussels – English teaching jobs.

British Council Netherlands – English teachng jobs.

The Flying Pig – Thsi well known Amsterdam hostel Invites applications for paid jobs on their website. They have also been known to offer work for stay positions.

House o Orange Au Pairs – Dutch au pair/nanny agency looking for native English speakers (UK, Aussie, Kiwi, SA, US, Canadian) to work in the Netherlands and Belgium. Positions start all the time and commitment can vary from 1 to 12 months.

Ski-Ten International – Though there is no jobs information to be found for working on these tennis camps there is some information on their instructors and we have seen that they do employ international staff who teach French, English or Dutch in their native language. Speaking a bit of French and some experience working with children is helpful.

Vakantie Veilingen – This Dutch holiday auction site told us they are continuously looking for new employees and are hiring more and more people from abroad lately: “It might be a great opportunity for your students who want to work abroad. It will enable them to experience life in the Netherlands and they can gain a lot of experience to start on their career.” Their employment page has some jobs in English.

Employment Resources for Finding Work in Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg

Advice & Useful Sites for Finding Work

Amsterdam Hotels Guide – Though a guide for tourists rather than workers the addresses of the hotels can be used to look for a job.

CareersInHolland – Online recruitment of English language and multilingual personnel for jobs in Holland and cross border.

The Expat Company – Job listings for positions in the Netherlands. – Employment in the Grand Duchy. In French, German and English.

Gap Year & Voluntary Work in Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg

Unpaid Positions & Adventure

Pinkpop – Information on volunteering used to appear on the website six months before the three day festival begins at the end of May, but we couldn’t find any information on the subject when we last updated this link. Jobs are typical for a music festival and most volunteers will find themselves behind a bar, picking up litter or stewarding.

Shelter – Two Christian hotels in Amsterdam offering free accommodation in exchange for four hours of cleaning and laundry per day. Volunteers can stay for up to 28 days..

Living in Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg

Real Estate and Resources for Staying Long Term – Property portal for Luxembourg.

Australians Living in Belgium – A non profit organisation run by volunteers to benefit Australian citizens living in Belgium.

Travelling in Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg

Accommodation & Getting Around

Amsterdamconnect – A guide that includes travel tips, cheap restaurants, accommodation and night life.

Other Useful Websites

Culture, News…

Ajax – The official website of the top Dutch football club.

Anne Frank House – The official site.

British Embassy, Brussels

British Embassy, The Hague

The Dutch Shop – Buy Dutch food and other stuff. – An introduction to Dutch grammar and vocabulary.

Infor Jeunes – Youth info in French.

Learn Dutch – Learn Dutch is a website for distance learners who like to do some mind jogging with a difficult to learn language.

Luxembourg Tourist Office

Radio Netherlands – News and current affairs.

Study Dutch – Bieneke Berendsen has volunteered to help you with your Dutch.

Taxistop – Last minute travel by air, home exchanges and carpooling in Belgium and across Europe. In English, Dutch and French.

The UnDutchables – Website for a book of the same name. The site features the obligatory windmill, pics and a place for visitors to post and exchange fun, commentary and anecdotes on the Dutch.

United Sites of Amstel – Dutch lager brewers.

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