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The Netherlands is a small European country bordering Germany and Belgium.

The Netherlands is a small European country bordering Germany and Belgium. This is King’s Day and is undoubtedly the biggest holiday of the year. Residents wear orange clothes and celebrate with festivals and street parties all over the Netherlands. This celebration sums up what the Netherlands is all about: spirit and community. The Netherlands is one of the friendliest places you will ever visit and, as an added bonus, it’s postcard-perfectly gorgeous.
The Netherlands is famous for many things: bicycles, canals, tulips and clogs, amongst other things. Most of the country is flat so riding a bicycle is a great way to get around. From March to May the tulips are in season and cycling through the flower fields is an experience you will never forget. Then there are the windmills dotted around the countryside, and the canals of Amsterdam, while Maastricht is known as the most beautiful city in the Netherlands. Of course, the Netherlands is a very liberal country so if you’re looking for some excitement, head on to one of the many coffee shops or take a walk around the Red Light district.

Known for it’s windmills there’s still 1200+ windmills scattered around the Netherlands. One of the oldest being the beautiful Zeddam windmill full name the Grafelijke Korenmolen van Zeddam. Built around 1441, this is the oldest windmill in the Netherlands, found in Bovendorpsstraat the windmill stands at 48 foot.

The Netherlands really are famous for their bicycles with a reported 13 million + across the country. Considering the population of the Netherlands is 17 million people that number is even more impressive. When traveling the around there’s stunning cycling routes to take, it’s not unusual to see parents with several children and shopping on bikes it’s part of life here.

If you are tall you won’t stand out in the Netherlands. Dutch men in particular make the country the tallest nation in the world. With an average height of 182.5cm and Dutch women rank as the second tallest in the world. It’s believed their huge consumption of dairy products and the universal healthcare are contributing factors to the tallest in the world accolade.

Another incredible achievement is the Netherlands have the highest level of English proficiency in the world. It’s believe now 9 out of 10 Dutch people are proficient in speaking English. That number is estimated to be actually 94% off Dutch people being able to speak a second language.

 

 

Teaching Opportunities

It may seem odd to want to teach English in the Netherlands as it is often considered a country where everyone can speak English. Though there definitely is a high level of English in the Netherlands, there are still opportunities for qualified teachers.
Most of the teaching opportunities are in language schools in Amsterdam, Leiden, Maastricht and Rotterdam. However, it is not easy to work here if you do not have an EU passport – though some jobs can be found online, many employers prefer to hire teachers already in the Netherlands. If you do not have an EU passport, it can be difficult to obtain a work permit.

Teaching Requirements

  • Degree Requirement
    BA/BS required
  • Typical Contract Length
    9-12 Months
  • Peak Hiring Seasons
    August, December
  • Visa Info
    Work permit or EU passport
  • Typical Students
    Children, students, adults
  • Average Monthly Cost of Living in Local Currency
    1,200-1,400 EUR
  • Average Monthly Salary in Local Currency
    1,600-2,100 EUR

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