The Netherlands is extremely competitive compared to many other European countries when it comes to overall labour costs. For many years, the Netherlands has seen moderate wage increases, achieved by collective bargaining and political stability, causing labour costs to rise less than those in surrounding countries.
Wages in the Netherlands depend on minimum wage regulations, working time regulations (including shift work and overtime compensation), social security benefits and labour productivity. Good working attitudes, flexible hours and highly efficient processing help to preserve high worker productivity, offering a high return on the cost of labour.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP
T. +44 207 590 3286