Welcome to Europe

Can you already imagine yourself living in Europe? Because Europe is big, we will zoom in on the Netherlands since that's where WAES is located.

Europe at your doorstep

The Netherlands is located in the center of Europe. It borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coastline to the north and west. The capital of the Netherlands is called Amsterdam.

Check out the video below to get an idea of what the Netherlands is like.

Why work and live in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is safe The crime rates in the Netherlands are low, so since there are a lot of playgrounds... it's very common for kids to play outside unattended. This makes the the Netherlands the happiest place in the world to raise kids.

Centrally located The Netherlands is located in the center of Europe, and the infrastructure is very good. From Amsterdam, it takes you less than 2 hours by plane to get to Paris, Rome, or London.

Innovation From startups to multinationals, IT companies of all sizes are located in the Netherlands. This makes it Europe's hotspot for leading technology companies.

Expat advantages The Netherlands has quite some advantages for expats, like the 30% ruling. This means that no taxes have to be paid over 30% of your salary. That’s a lot of money in your pocket. Also, you can just exchange your foreign driver's license for a Dutch rijbewijs. Enjoy the ride!

Open culture The Dutch… or people who live in the Netherlands… are very easygoing people. They are known for being direct, so they don’t talk around the bush. In a business perspective, this results in a very open culture. Everyone gets to share their ideas and opinions.

Well organized The cost of living in the Netherlands might seem high because you pay a lot of taxes. But, because you have to pay these taxes… school for your kids is for free, the infrastructure is awesome, and everybody has access to good health care.

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We love to share knowledge, that’s why we host all kinds of them. Tech Talks. Webinars. Hackathons. Beer tastings. Game & pizza nights. BBQs. Online and offline.

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