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New working holiday programme for Japanese and Taiwanese nationals in the Netherlands

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Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten, leading law firm in the Netherlands specialised in HR and employment law.
A new programme will allow Japanese and Taiwanese nationals to undertake working holidays in the Netherlands.

From 1 April 2020 young people from Japan and Taiwan aged 18 to 30 can get to know Dutch culture and society on a working holiday international exchange programme of up to one year. From the same date, Dutch young people can spend a maximum of one year on a working holiday and get to know Japanese or Taiwanese culture and society. The Japanese or Taiwanese participants on the Working Holiday Programme (WHP) can follow a short course in the Netherlands and carry out temporary paid work to financially support their holiday. They do not need to have a work permit.


Hylda Wiarda
Hylda Wiarda
Partner - Netherlands
Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten