Hospitality hiring – Netherlands Update

Last week, there were some new announcements from the Dutch government which finally provides a little positive news for hospitality people seeking work in the Netherlands.

From the 1st June, the hospitality sector (bars and restaurants) will be reopening. There will be some major restrictions including, only allowing a maximum of 30 people in any single building and maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between table. Terraces and gardens will also be open without restrictions on the amount of people present however, the 1.5 metre distance rule must be respected here too.

Travelling to the Netherlands will still present a challenge for many but, more options are beginning to become available. KLM have announced that they will be opening more flight routes to and from European cities over the coming weeks.

There are still many details which we are waiting to understand more clearly. It could be possible that people entering the country will need to provide a certificate of health for example.

Our partners in the Netherlands are currently contacting restaurants, parks and hotels to discuss their future needs and we’ll let you know their progress over the coming weeks.

Our initial discussions indicate that the demand for wait staff might be quite low at the beginning but cooks and chefs will be in demand. We also understand that several locations will be interested to hire night porters/clerks so, if you have any friends or colleagues with experience in this area, they are welcome to get in touch. We are going to add the position to our website during today.

In the meantime, we hope that you are all staying safe and well and we hope that we will be able to contact you with more positive news in the near future.