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Host Families - Au Pair in the Netherlands

Do you consider becoming a host family in the Netherlands? Then you probably have a lot of questions. In the following AuPair.com is giving you the answers to the most important questions about the Au Pair program in the Netherlands. 

1. Can we become a Host Family?
2. Au Pair wages and hours
3. Time off and holiday
4. Length of stay
5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?
6. Insurance
7. What should my Au Pair do /  NOT do?

1. Can we become a Host Family?

Make sure you fulfill the requirements to become a Host Family in the Netherlands before you start looking for an Au Pair:
  • You have at least one under-age child
  • You provide the Au Pair with a private room
  • Dutch ist the main language in your family
  • You will be paying the Au Pair between 300 and 350 euro a month
  • You are looking for an Au Pair with a different nationality than your own
  • You agree that the Au Pair is allowed to visit a Dutch language course
You can find out what are the requirements to become an Au Pair in the netherlands here

2. Au Pair wages, hours and language school


Au Pairs in the Netherlands are expected to earn between 300 and 350 euro a month.
Also the Au Pair will be in charge of bearing the travel expenses unless the family offers to pay for it.
Please do not transfer money to the Au Pair before its arrival! If you want to pay a share of the travel costs, arrange an installment payment with the Au Pair starting after the Au Pair's arrival.


The working hours of an Au Pair in the Netherlands are around 30 hours/week. The Au Pair is not allowed to work more than 8 hours a day.

3. Time off and holiday

The Au Pair will have two days off a week and will be entitled to a 2 week's paid holiday for a 12-month period.

4. Length of stay

The Au Pair can stay up to 12 months.

5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?

  • EU-Citizens do not need a Visa. The Au Pair will need a Health Report which should not be older than 3 months. Au Pairs travelling to the Netherlands also need a valid passport or ID-card.
  • Non-EU-Citizens need a Visa. The Au Pair has to get in touch with the Dutch embassy placed in the home country in order to get the documents.
Further information available on visa application

6. Insurance

European citizens

Au Pairs belonging to any EU-country member will be entitled to the European Health Insurance Card. However, it is recommended that the Host Family provides their Au Pair with an accident and liability insurance.

Non-EU citizens
In the Netherlands the Host Family has to provide their Au Pair a Dutch health insurance by law. This insurance covers the costs for general visits at a doctor, hospital and pharmacies. Additionaly, Host Families need to have a special Au Pair insurance which covers the costs for accident, indemnity and baggage insurance. 

Pro Trip-World offers will offer your Au Pair an economic and trustworthy insurance. In order to close this insurance you will only need to fill the online form!

7. What should my Au Pair do / NOT do?

Au Pairs are supoosed to take care of the children. However, the Au Pair could perform different duties:

  • The Au Pair will take care of the children
  • The Au Pair will prepare some light meals for the kids
  • The Au Pair will drive the children to and from school
  • The Au Pair will do some light housework
Do not forget, there are also some duties the Au Pair is NOT supossed to do:

  • The Au Pair will not have to take care of children other than the family's
  • The Au Pair will not have to clean the rooms that are exclusively for the Host Family's use
  • The Au Pair will not have to take care of pets
  • The Au Pair will not have to cook for the whole family

AuPair.com cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice

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