Among Poles planning to travel to the Netherlands for work, those seeking employment in horticulture are in the majority. The industry does not require specialized skills and language skills, while offering attractive salaries. We suggest when to plan a trip to the Netherlands to hit full season.
Work in greenhouse flower harvesting
Many Poles looking for seasonal work in the Netherlands want to take up employment in greenhouses. This is an excellent job for women and students who want to earn pocket money or a scholarship. Quilting plants, sorting or planting bulbs, caring for ornamental trees and cutting flowers is an activity that does not require a lot of strength or work in adverse weather conditions.
However, it is worth remembering that the season for greenhouse work is in the winter months. Employment is most easily found in the area around The Hague, Haarlem and Leiden. There is also a high demand for seasonal workers for greenhouses in the north of the Netherlands – primarily around Helder and Hoorn. Employment in greenhouses can also be sought by Poles in the Nijmegen and Arnherm regions.
Working with flowers in the fields
Those planning to earn seasonal income during the vacations should seek employment with flowers grown in the fields. The season for tulips and lilies, for which the Netherlands is famous, falls throughout May (planting the flowers) and the period from August to September (cutting), so such an activity would be perfect for students, for example.
Most tulips are grown in the northern Netherlands. Employment can also be found in the south of the country – including. In Brabant or Breda.
Strawberry harvesting work
Holland is famous not only for its flowers, but also for its greenhouse cultivation of strawberries. This kind of seasonal work in the Netherlands awaits practically all year round. Greenhouses growing strawberries are scattered throughout the country.
The occupation will work well as a seasonal
work for women
work in the Netherlands for couples.
Couples and families can very often count on shared accommodation provided by the employer.
Vegetable harvesting work also awaits in the Netherlands. In late August and early September, a number of farms in northern Holland and Friesland (around Lelystad, Veendam and Groningen) are looking for people to harvest broccoli and cabbage.
In July and August, the easiest time to find employment is in cauliflower harvesting (mainly in Friesland and North Holland).
The regions of Friesland and southern Brabant (northwestern part of the country) are famous for growing potatoes. Poles can find work here for the vacations (late July and early August).
Those interested in seasonal work in the Netherlands without language skills who have planned their departure for the autumn months can seek employment in fruit picking.
Mid-September is the plum picking season (most orchards are in the northern part of the country), and in late September and early October seasonal workers are sought for pear and apple picking (primarily in the northeastern regions of the country).