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Au pair requirements for the Netherlands

Learn more about the basic requirements for both au pairs and host families to enter the au pair program in the Netherlands.


Au pair requirements

  • You are 18 to 25 years old.
  • You speak a sufficient level of English.
  • You have never been married and have no children.
  • You want to stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of 12 months.
An au pair draws chalk art outside with her host children. Au pair requirements for the Netherlands.

Host family requirements

  • You have at least one child under the age of 18.
  • You meet the income requirements set by the IND to host an au pair.
  • You have someone available to take over for the au pair if necessary.
  • You have a private bedroom in your home for the au pair to live in for up to 12 months.
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Conditions and visa requirements for the Netherlands
Two au pairs in the Netherlands pose together in wooden shoes during a visit to the old Dutch village of Zaanse Schans.
Conditions to au pair in the Netherlands
Click here to read more about pocket money, lodging, holiday time, and other conditions.
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Visa requirements for the Netherlands
Click here to learn more about the entry requirements and visa needed for your nationality.

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