Are you ready to join TopDutch? Whether you’re planning on joining one of our over 600 international companies, our four world renowned universities, or set up your own enterprise with the support of our interconnected business ecosystems, this section guides you through arriving, setting up and enjoying your new life in the TopDutch region.
Over 40,000 expats have chosen to make the TopDutch region their home. Why? Here international talent can balance a challenging, rewarding career or study with down-time that has something for everyone.
Our lively cities are surrounded by tranquil nature. Our children find joy in the fun ‘learn and play’ culture. Our students find purpose in the strong ties between their education and industry. Our employees find reward in their work to make the world greener, safer and cleaner. Our families find comfort in the flexible working life. And our elderly find independence in the focus on healthy-ageing and social security.
Your guide to being an international talent.
Study in TopDutch
So you want to study in the TopDutch region? You’ll be in good company, with our world-class higher education programs educating over 85,000 students a year. We know deciding to up-sticks and...Read more
Work in topdutch
The Netherlands established the first multinational organization all the way back in 1602, and since then we’ve had an international-mind when it comes to business. Therefore, we want to make it easy...Read more
Settle into TopDutch
The TopDutch region is where future living meets generations of heritage, iconic natural landscapes surround bustling urban cities, and challenging careers are balanced with enviable down-time. That’s...Read more
Enjoy life in topdutch
With the shortest working week in the world and generous amounts of paid leave, residents in the TopDutch region have mastered the art of the work/life balance. Are you excited to explore...Read more
Raise a family in topdutch
Children in the Netherlands are regularly ranked as the happiest in Europe. Our mentality is ‘learn through play’: both inside the classroom – with our low pressure learning system...Read more
Start a business in topdutch
The TopDutch region is leading in developing green and digital solutions for global economic, social and ecological challenges. Doing that requires not just established companies, but also the innovating...Read more
Hire employees in topdutch
Talent in the TopDutch region is internationally orientated, digitally skilled and sustainably minded. Our knowledge institutes are closely aligned with the needs of the business world, which...Read more
Network and connect in topdutch
Our interconnected, purpose-driven, people-powered ecosystems make up the foundation to the thriving TopDutch business scene. Within them you’ll find industry and regional specific networks...Read more
Understand laws & regulations in topdutch
One of the less thought about obstacles that internationals have to overcome when getting used to life in the TopDutch region is our laws and regulations. Is the right side the correct side of the road?...Read more
Become a topdutch citizen
You are TopDutch. But sometimes people decide to make it official. There are a lot of reasons for applying for a Dutch citizenship, and a few ways of getting there. Below you can find an overview...Read more
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