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is it possible to live and work in amsterdam without knowing dutch?

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just with English language is it possible to find a job, live and communicate with people in amsterdam?
it wouldnt be possible in italy or france for example, what about holland, and, in my particular case, amsterdam?

  • Go to Alex R's profile

    posted by  in Amsterdam forum 

    Did you moved in Amsterdam ?
    I'm waiting your reply!

  • Michael M

    posted by  in Amsterdam forum 

    It is possible but U have to search deeply. There are for example many agency's that are looking for natvie speakers or english speakers ( f.e. adecco or www.undutchables.com ). In bigger city's agency's are on the streets of course :) But that kind of jobs U wouldn't find a lot. And if U find something U must be ready that this job will be in very specific department..........good luck :)

  • Varsha Rajasekhar

    posted by  in Amsterdam forum 

    Im sure there are a fair few tourists in our position that cant' speak any dutch but are planning to go over to the Netherlands. I have one friend over there and he told me that it is possible but it is definately harder. I guess all we can do is save up enough for a long search so that we don't run out of money while we are searching for work! When are you heading over there?

  • Go to Ya Ri's profile

    posted by  in Amsterdam forum 

    oh well, i also dont know anyone there...nobody can help me...i realize we can just count on ourself. but people like us can help each other for the common purpose..

  • posted by  in Amsterdam forum 

    I'm speaking only english too, and I'm curious.. if it's hard to get a job, and a place to stay, in Amsterdam. I'm sure if u have any friends in there, will be more easy.. because u can count on their help.. but, without any friends ?

  • Go to Ya Ri's profile

    posted by  in Amsterdam forum 

    have you lived there? because i'm about to...so all advices welcome!! :-)

  • posted by  in Amsterdam forum 

    Sure you can. Nevertheless, it is more difficult to expect to find a job in your own field.
    Depending how long you plan to stay, I strongly recommend in investing in learning the language. You will gradually fell more part of the city and the society.
    Everything depends on what you want to make from your new experience in Amsterdam.

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