Working in the Netherlands as a couple

When leaving home to work in the Netherlands, it can be very difficult to leave your loved ones at home. Luckily, you can also come to the Netherlands to work as a couple! At EU-People, we have special offers for couples who want to live and work together.


You’ll be able to work for the same or two different employers, depending on your preference. We can also arrange company housing where you’ll be able to share a bedroom. Of course, we can also help you arrange your BSN, Extra-Territorial Tax Discount, and much more! On this page, we explain everything you need to know about working in the Netherlands as a couple.

Working in the netherlands as a couple

Job opportunities in the Netherlands for couples

When working in the Netherlands as a couple, you may prefer to work for the same employer. If that is the case for you, we’ll do our very best to match both your CVs with jobs for couples at the same company. For example, one of you may work as an order picker, while the other works as a reach truck driver at the same company. Prefer to work at different companies? That’s also a possibility! We’ll then try to find jobs for both of you at companies that are not too far away from each other. That way, you could live in the same company accommodation or rent your own place that is not too far from either of your jobs. These options depend greatly on our availability of job offers. Make sure to contact us as early as possible, so we have time to make the most ideal arrangements for you.

€ 13,67 per hour

full-time • 2 shifts • shift bonus • assembly • technical • travel allowance • growth opportunities • direct contract possible • forklift • reach-truck • stacker • tools • free hot beverages

€ 13,81 – 20,72 per hour

full-time • 36 hours • shift allowance • cold & freeze bonus • travel allowance • voice pick • remote-controlled EPT • free beverages • free fruit • experience required

€ 14,50 – 19,02 per hour

production • technical • full-time • long-term • day shift • Polish preferred • technical drawings • free hot beverages • travel allowance • direct contract possible • overtime of up to 10h/week

Supporting couples that want to work in the Netherlands

At EU-People, we specialize in matching high-quality companies with professional candidates like you! By working in the Netherlands as a couple via our agency, you’ll easily find a way in at well-established companies. You’ll be paid every week, straight into your bank account. There is a housing shortage in the Netherlands, but when working with us you won’t have to worry about that. We offer comfortable and affordable accommodation and include free transport to work as well. Our transport to work is free of charge in modern cars or vans. If you’re willing to drive the company car, you can even earn up to €40/week extra!


When working and living with us in the Netherlands, we are available 24/7 for emergency help. During office hours, we can help you arrange healthcare insurance, which is mandatory in the Netherlands, and provide help with getting a BSN, Extra-Territorial tax discount, Zorgtoeslag, and more. Last but not least, working with us can be a great step towards working and living in the Netherlands more permanently. After some time on the job with good performance, many of our partners offer direct contracts for long-term work – if you want it.

Accommodations for Couples

Besides a suitable job, we can also arrange accommodation for both of you. We’ll do our very best to place you together in the same house, where you’ll be able to share a bedroom. We understand that moving to a new country can be stressful, which is why we aim to take away as much of your worries as possible.


Interested in how we provide accommodation for our employees? Read all about it on our page: Accommodations. (Coming Soon!)

Needed Experience

The required working experience greatly depends on the job offer. For many of our jobs for couples, you won’t need very specific experience or education. The most important things are a good attitude towards work, showing up on time, and a dedication to learning what you don’t know yet. The same goes for language: as long as you speak some English, you can apply for most of our jobs. To help you feel heard and cared for, you’ll have a dedicated contact person to assist you as a couple with any questions about your jobs and accommodation.

Expected Work Hours

The amount of hours you’ll work depends on the nature of the job. Most of the jobs we offer for couples are full-time, which can be 36 or 40 hours per week. These can be regular day-time hours, or shift work which pays extra. Many jobs also allow you to work overtime – some even prefer it! You are always paid a higher NET amount for working overtime in the Netherlands, so if you want to make as much money as possible, overtime is the way to go. We always make sure you are fully informed about the expected work hours before you sign any contracts.

Work without speaking the language

Want to work in the Netherlands as a couple but don’t speak Dutch? That isn’t a problem at all! Speaking a bit of English would be ideal for communicating with colleagues and others in your daily life in the Netherlands. That’s because many Dutch people also speak English. If you’re just starting to learn English, you’ll definitely be able to practice it here! Even if you only speak Polish or another language, it can still be possible to find work in the Netherlands as a couple. Just let us know about your skills and which languages you speak, and we’ll try to find something fitting for you. All in all, the Netherlands provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know a new culture and language. As a little tip, you may want to install Duolingo on your mobile phone! This language app can help you both learn English, Dutch, and many other languages.


If you’d like to know more, make sure you read our page about working in the Netherlands without speaking the language. (Coming soon!)

Pros of Working in the Netherlands as a Couple

Working in the Netherlands with us at EU-People means that you’ll be paid weekly – directly to your personal bank account. If you make use of our company accommodation, the rent will be automatically deducted to save you some effort. Transport to work can be arranged, and you can even earn extra if you’re willing to drive the company car and help your colleagues get to work with you. We also offer optional insurance, which includes both health insurance (which is mandatory in the Netherlands) and some additional insurance for liability and such. Of course, there is much more that we can offer when you work in the Netherlands via EU-People! Get in touch with our recruiters by applying to one of our jobs and sending your CV – they’ll be happy to tell you all about it.

Come work in the Netherlands as a couple!

Ready to work in the Netherlands as a couple?  We hope this page has made you feel confident that you and your partner can do this as well. If you’re ready to get started, simply check out our job offers and apply! If any questions still remain, please be sure to contact us. We are always ready to assist you.