April 9, 2011 11:46:06 AM CEST
dreamingincolour (Apr 8 2011, 05:59 PM) said: > original post
I'm a Canadian thinking of applying for a working holiday visa for the Netherlands. Has anyone here applied for one? If so, was it difficult to obtain and can you provide any tips?
What company did you use for the required travel insurance?
My son did. Very easy. Just make sure you can prove you have enough money in your bank account for at least a ticket home. Then show up here and make an appointment at the IND; they fill out the forms for you. Don't worry about applying for anything in Canada...they haven't a clue really.
Here's the IND link
Can't remember what travel insurance he used...something recommended on the Lonely Planet website, I seem to remember...I can get back to you on that...
BTW...can you speak French? Your opportunties grow exponentially if you do...My son doesn't have a degree yet, but his French helped him get two jobs while he was here, one at Fossil Watches on the main shopping street in Amsterdam, which was a real surprise...But they wanted someone to talk to the French tourists as well as their suppliers in France...