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Netherlands

. Hassle-free.

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Netherlands

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in

Netherlands


without setting up an entity

Usually, to hire in

Netherlands

, your business needs to set up an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary and an account with a local bank. This, plus navigating regional payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Netherlands

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to penalties. Deel lets you can hire employees in

Netherlands

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

We partner with local lawyers to ensure you’re compliant

With labor law experts in 150 countries, you can pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

Give your team a great local experience

Deel allows you to legally hire and provide benefits for employees in

Netherlands

within minutes.
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Quick OverviewStatutory HolidaysGeneral TaxationAdditional informationTermination Requirements

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Quick Overview

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Capital: Amsterdam

Official language: Dutch

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In the Netherlands, employees are entitled to 20 days of paid holiday a year.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s day
  • Easter Monday
  • Koningsdag
  • Ascension Day
  • Pentecost Monday or Whit-Monday
  • Christmas
  • St. Stephens

Additional regional holidays may also apply.

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges from 9.7% to 49.5%

Employer Tax

Approx. 18% of employee salary

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Contracts should be written. However, they can be oral provided the employer outlines in writing terms and conditions.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period is 2 months and it must be laid down in writing. No probationary period can be applied in a contract with a term of six months or less.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The Minimum Wage is EUR 1,635.60 per month.

Maximum working hours and overtime

The average working week in the Netherlands has 5 days with 36 to 40 hours.

Bonus and expense payments

There are no mandatory requirements relating to bonus/commission payments, provided it was not defined in the employment contract.

Parental Leave

Employees with children up to 8 years old can take unpaid parental leave in the Netherlands. They are eligible as soon as their employment commences.  During parental leave the employer is not legally required to pay the salary unless it is agreed in the collective labor agreement or employment contract. No holiday will be accrued during the hours of parental leave.

  • Maternity Leave: employees are entitled to 16 weeks. During this period, the Employee Insurance Agency will pay 100% of the daily wage, up to the current maximum daily wage.
  • Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 1 week of partner/paternity leave after childbirth. During this period, the employer must continue to pay 100% of the employee's salary. Partners can choose to take this leave up to 4 weeks after the birth.

Sick leave

Employers are required to pay the salaries of sick employees for the first 2 years of illness. The employer must pay 70% of the employee’s salary, but during the first year of sickness payment cannot be less than the minimum wage. For the second year, the minimum wage limit does not apply.

Termination requirements for employees in

Netherlands

Employers need approval from the  local authorities to terminate employees. They will assess the requirements for termination to approve or reject dismissal. An employment agreement can also be terminated with immediate effect during a trial period.

Termination costs are a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6 months’ salary according to seniority. Any not taken holidays must be paid out upon termination.

Notice Period

In the Netherlands, the notice period is based on the length of the labor relationship:

  • Up to 5 years of employment - 1 month's notice
  • 5 - 10 years of employment - 2 months' notice
  • 10 - 15 years of employment - 3 months' notice
  • 15+ years of employment - 4 months' notice

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