The Netherlands

Congratulations on your decision to hire employees in the Netherlands! The Netherlands is known for its highly educated and multilingual workforce, making it a popular choice for businesses looking to expand their operations into Europe. The country has a well-developed economy, offering a stable, supportive environment for businesses to grow. Plane makes the hiring process easy for you by providing automated tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more, while ensuring compliance and maximum efficiency. Still, navigating hiring in a new country can be challenging, so we've compiled the details below to help guide you through how to hire in the Netherlands.




2 - 3 weeks

Employer Cost


Pay Frequency


Public Holidays

10 or 11

6 Considerations Before Hiring in the Netherlands

As an employer in the Netherlands, it is important to have a comprehensive employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. The contract should include need-to-know info on compensation, benefits, vacation time, and sick leave policies. Before onboarding a new employee in the Netherlands, take a moment to consider the following questions:

Getting Started with Hiring in the Netherlands

Employer Tax Rates

You can estimate how much it will cost to employ your next hire in the Netherlands using Plane's Hire Calculator.

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Annual cost of employment*


SalaryTaxes (32.65%)Total

*rates for: June 14, 2024

Once you have sorted out the details mentioned above, you can add the employee to the Plane platform. We provide a step-by-step workflow that shows what tasks need to be completed, as well as real-time updates and notifications. This way, you can stay on top of the hiring process at all times. With Plane, you can confidently hire, knowing that you have a powerful platform at your disposal to manage the entire process from start to finish. Here are the instructions for adding a new employee to the platform:

How to hire and onboard an employee

Plane offers a guided process for administrators and managers to hire and onboard their new employees...

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Hiring an employee in a new country can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and resources, it can be a smooth and successful transition. At Plane, we're committed to helping you navigate the process of hiring an employee in the Netherlands. We'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest regulations and employment laws.Good luck with your new hire, and welcome to the Netherlands!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some common questions about hiring employees in the Netherlands with Plane:
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