Seasonal work & work permit

Work permit

Citizens from EU/ EEA (European Economic Area) do not need to get a work permit. Only Bulgarian and Romanian citizens still require a work permit "Tewerkstellingsvergunning (TWV)" in the Netherlands.

EU/EEA residents who work in the Netherlands have the same rights as the residents of this country with respect to salary, working conditions, access to housing, vocational training, social security and joining a trade union. Family members and dependents are entitled to accompany them and enjoy the same rights.


Minimum Wage 

As an employee in the Netherlands you are entitled to receive at least the statutory minimum wage. There is a minimum youth wage for workers aged under 23. The amounts are listed on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

If you have been paid too little, please call the Inspectorate SZW at 0800 270 00 00

The gross minimum wage rates as per 1 July 2012:

Age36-hour week 38-hour week 40 hour-week  
 23 years and older€ 9,33€ 8,84€ 8,40
 22 years€ 7,93€ 7,52€ 7,14
 20 years€ 5,74€ 5,44€ 5,17
 18 years€ 4,25€ 4,02€ 3,82


Updated: 12.10.2012