traveling to the netherlands for work

I'd like to go to Amsterdam or other dutch cities to work, unspecialized work as I don't have a university degree. Even flipping burgers at McD's is fine by me, I don't give a shit anymore.
I have double nationality (italian-dutch) so I don't even need a visa. I'm 26. Can speak dutch decently, I supplement it with some english words if I need to. I have 600 euros left on my bank account. My sister lives in Amsterdam so I can pay her a visit too, but I don't wanna be a parasite and stay at her house even a single night, I want to go there specifically so I can become more independent. I still live with my parents, my pa disapproves of every decision I make even work-related ones (a-la "get a job son, no not that one!") so I gotta go, I love him very much, he only wants the best for me but he's smothering me, besides I'm 26 it's high time I packed things up.

My questions are:
1) how expensive is Amsterdam? If it's too expensive for a low-end job wage, what other preferably larger cities in the NL can I go to? Enschede seems nice and presumably a lot cheaper than Amsterdam. Is Rotterdam really the crime-ridden shithole people say it is?
2) how do you find a place to rent in the NL? Do they have a go-to site for that kind of stuff? Other ways I'm not privy to? I even thought of staying at a hostel instead, is that even feasible?
3) how do you find a job in the NL? There's Randstad, which is one job portal. Any other I should be aware of? Like I said I could be flipping burgers at McD's, work at a train station, clean up pop corn at a theater I don't give a shit, anything's fine

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, I'm looking into actual government resources, sites and such, so just ignore this thread, consider it closed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good to know OP, I was about to send you resourcee but I am glad that you found them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks brah, appreciate the kind thought

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I took a picture there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nice!

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >how expensive is Amsterdam? If it's too expensive for a low-end job wage, what other preferably larger cities in the NL can I go to? Enschede seems nice and presumably a lot cheaper than Amsterdam. Is Rotterdam really the crime-ridden shithole people say it is?
    We hebben een woningcrisis, makker. Ga er maar van uit dat je minstens 1500 euro aan huur kwijt bent als je alleen woont en 750 euro voor een kamertje. Boodschappen zijn niet zo heel duur. Energie daarentegen wel. Verwacht 4 euro voor een pilsje op het terras komende zomer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >We hebben een woningcrisis, makker. Ga er maar van uit dat je minstens 1500 euro aan huur kwijt bent als je alleen woont en 750 euro voor een kamertje. Boodschappen zijn niet zo heel duur. Energie daarentegen wel. Verwacht 4 euro voor een pilsje op het terras komende zomer.
      This is an English site you conformist plains monkey. Your country is dull and full of NPCs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Boodschappen zijn niet zo heel duur
      Wat lul je nou. Alles is duur.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ga gewoon naar de markt op zaterdag, makker.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >how do you find a place to rent in the NL? Do they have a go-to site for that kind of stuff? Other ways I'm not privy to? I even thought of staying at a hostel instead, is that even feasible?
    Marktplaats
    Facebook (Chinese offering overpriced rooms, lol)
    Funda
    Pararius website (large commercial landlords)
    Social housing goes via local woningcorporaties which are all pretty much full for the coming decade.
    Kamernet (this is more for students)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Kamernet
      Most announcements say "no students".
      Most Dutch people will also only rent to other Dutch people, if you speak the language even a little, always show it.

      https://i.imgur.com/RpW48rI.jpg

      I'd like to go to Amsterdam or other dutch cities to work, unspecialized work as I don't have a university degree. Even flipping burgers at McD's is fine by me, I don't give a shit anymore.
      I have double nationality (italian-dutch) so I don't even need a visa. I'm 26. Can speak dutch decently, I supplement it with some english words if I need to. I have 600 euros left on my bank account. My sister lives in Amsterdam so I can pay her a visit too, but I don't wanna be a parasite and stay at her house even a single night, I want to go there specifically so I can become more independent. I still live with my parents, my pa disapproves of every decision I make even work-related ones (a-la "get a job son, no not that one!") so I gotta go, I love him very much, he only wants the best for me but he's smothering me, besides I'm 26 it's high time I packed things up.

      My questions are:
      1) how expensive is Amsterdam? If it's too expensive for a low-end job wage, what other preferably larger cities in the NL can I go to? Enschede seems nice and presumably a lot cheaper than Amsterdam. Is Rotterdam really the crime-ridden shithole people say it is?
      2) how do you find a place to rent in the NL? Do they have a go-to site for that kind of stuff? Other ways I'm not privy to? I even thought of staying at a hostel instead, is that even feasible?
      3) how do you find a job in the NL? There's Randstad, which is one job portal. Any other I should be aware of? Like I said I could be flipping burgers at McD's, work at a train station, clean up pop corn at a theater I don't give a shit, anything's fine

      >Housing
      Very expensive, nothing lower than 700 for a shared room. More like 1000.
      >Job
      I see a lot of trade jobs or even McJobs that say they're looking for collega's.
      >Amsterdam
      I'm doing an internship here, soon to be over hopefully (going home in one month). It's not the best city you can find. Certainly a good experience as a student or as a tourist, but you'll see a lot of other expats are burned out and not willing to socialize (Dutch people won't socialize with you; I don't blame them for this). I always thought I'd be fine being on my own, but when you live a city like this, it can get hard on you.
      It's also overcrowded by tourists, even in the winter.

      I would say the Netherlands has much better cities. Don't give up on your dream, but think twice about coming to Amsterdam.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Most announcements say "no students".
        Oh sorry, I'm not poor anymore so I didn't check kamernet for the past decade.

        Also, be aware that Dutch people think they can socialize in English but actually it wears them out. They don't really understand this themselves though. But if you speak Dutch with them they actually open up more.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >how do you find a job in the NL? There's Randstad, which is one job portal. Any other I should be aware of? Like I said I could be flipping burgers at McD's, work at a train station, clean up pop corn at a theater I don't give a shit, anything's fine
    Most places have an online "weekend bij" page. Like the trains: https://www.werkenbijns.nl/
    Not sure for the super menial work. Most work even simple stuff like a plumber requires certification though so you might want to look into MBO duaal leren so you can earn money and get a trades certification at the same time.

    Personally I use LinkedIn but I am highly specialised professionally.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dutchie here. I would avoid Amsterdam like the plague. Unless you like squatting. Housing crisis is a big problem in the Netherlands right now. It's worse in Amsterdam/ Utrecht than anywhere else really. Low skilled jobs are certainly available. But i doubt that gets you anything decent in the Randstad. You mentioned Enschede. I would try that. If you got a drivers license you can get a job at DHL or PostNL they're in desperate need of employees. So is any job related to public transport btw.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you're welcome if you bring your other sister, too!

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A bit unrelated, any tips for getting to mdma in nl? Since your guys are the biggest producers and awakenings is on Saturday

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