Truck driver jobs in the Netherlands


Who are we?

Eastmen is one of the best recruitment agencies in the Netherlands. Since 2006 we have been recruiting professionals from Europe and placing them in Dutch companies. We are a fully certified agency, which proves that we apply a high standard to the work we do. We offer jobs Holland for foreigners with urgent departures in various fields, such as technical, chemical or logistics.

Why choose Eastmen?

  • Weekly payment (€)
  • Dutch contract and conditions
  • Pension plan*
  • Your own room
  • Car & gas allowance**
  • VCA (safety) exam***
  • Other trainings***

* after 6 months
** to-from work, above 10km
*** if required

What kind of jobs can you find in the Netherlands as a truck driver?

In the Netherlands you can work as a truck driver for national or international transport. If you look at a truck driver job description your tasks usually include loading and unloading goods, planning delivery according to the best route by taking into account traffic and rest times, checking the technical condition of the truck and recording relevant information in accordance with the (inter)national rules. When writing your truck driver CV it is important to mention relevant experience and tasks at your previous employers.

How can you find truck driver jobs in Europe?

It can be quite difficult to look for a job abroad if you do not speak the language of that specific country. If you work through Eastmen we can find you a job in the Netherlands so you don’t need to search yourself nor to speak Dutch. We already did that for you and we always have job offers for experienced skilled workers. The application process is simple.

  1. Apply to one of our jobs in the Netherlands;
  2. Send the necessary documents required by your personal recruiter;
  3. Sign the employment contract;
  4. Buy your plane / bus ticket or come with your own car;
  5. Go to the first day of work! Simple, right?

Which documents does a truck driver need to have?

First of all, you must have a driving license depending on the weight of the truck you want to drive.

  • Category C for trucks weighing 3,500 kilograms or more;
  • Category C1 for lorries weighing between 3,500 and 7,500 kilograms;
  • CE category for driving trucks weighing 3,500 kilograms or more, with a trailer or semi-trailer weighing more than 750 kilograms;
  • Category C1E for lorries weighing between 3,500 and 7,500 kilograms, with a trailer or semi-trailer weighing more than 750 kilograms;

In addition to the driving license, a truck driver must also obtain the so-called “Code 95”, a certificate of professional competence for the professional driving of a truck.

How much does a truck driver earn in the Netherlands?

A truck driver´s salary per hour depends on how many years of experience he has, his working shift and the distance he travels to deliver goods.

7 reasons to work in the Netherlands

1. Job opportunities

The Netherlands has one of the richest and most stable economies in Europe. With a surface of 41.543 km², the Netherlands is a small country but full of new job opportunities. Some sectors such as the chemical, technical or logistics continue to grow and are in need of professional workers. These are also some of the sectors for which we have a lot of job openings!

2. Labour standards in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is in the top 10 of the countries that have a good balance between private and professional life. About 75% of women and 26% of men only work 36 hours a week. This way they have more free time to spend with their family and friends. 

The Dutch also like to have a ´borrel´ with their colleagues, which means having a few drinks together on Friday after work. Nice, right?

3. High life expectancy

Life expectancy in the Netherlands is one of the highest in the world. This is due to a healthy environment with low pollution and good quality water, as well as their comfortable way of life – a good income and many employment and education possibilities. Because of this, the Dutch have more opportunities to save up and build a nice life for themselves. All this helps them maintain their 7th position in the top of the happiest countries in the world.

4. The Dutch people

Most people living in the Netherlands speak fluent English. You don’t have to worry if you don’t speak Dutch. The Dutch have a very rich cultural diversity and are accustomed to speaking English. They are also very friendly, welcoming and have a reputation for being a direct but tolerant people with foreigners.

5. The Dutch culture

You can visit various historic buildings, parks, as well as museums and galleries or you can just take a walk along the many water canals of the country. Did you know that 19% of the surface of the Netherlands is water?

The Netherlands and its history attract over 15 million tourists a year. They can enjoy some famous and tasty dishes, such as: patat (Dutch version of French fries, often served with mayonnaise, saté and onions), stroopwafel (a caramel syrup waffle, best when freshly made at the market), lots of different types of cheese, Dutch beer or bitterballen (a type of meatball, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside).

6. Cycling

Cycling is the preferred mode of transport in the Netherlands and also a way of living. Everyone bikes. Most Dutch people own more than one bicycle. For the many jobs in Amsterdam, about 800,000 bicycles are used daily to commute through the capital. Cycling to work is not only faster (if you work in a busy city and live nearby), but it also improves your health, helps you save money on transportation and helps the environment. There are bike paths all over the country where you can ride your bike safely. So there is no reason not to bike, at least sometimes.

7. The Netherlands is a safe country

Moving to a foreign country can be overwhelming and stressful. Knowing that you are in a safe and welcoming place helps you feel more secure and eliminate stress. The crime rate in the Netherlands is one of the lowest in the world!


Excellent jobs in a variety of sectors are just waiting for an experienced professional like yourself. What are you waiting for?

Production worker (recycling process and rubber tile production)
Would you like to work in developed cities, such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Maastricht or Groningen? Our Dutch client, who is a manufacturer of durable rubber tiles for playgrounds, roof coveri..
Account manager (petrochemical industry)
Would you like to be an Account manager for a successful Dutch company that operates in the petrochemical industry, and offers its services of inspection, testing, and technical expertise all over the..
Heavy-duty equipment mechanic
Are you an expert in the maintenance of heavy machinery ? Would you like to work in developed cities, such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Maastricht or Groningen? We have a great opportunity for yo..
Slovakian speaking Recruiter (freelancer)
Our company is growing and we are looking for a Slovakian speaking Freelance Recruiter to join our international team (remote work). Founded in January 2007, Eastmen is a Dutch employment agency speci..
Warehouse worker (order picker)
Are you a fast learner, and do you like to work in an organized manner? This job could be perfect for you! We are hiring an order picker , for a big transportation and logistics company in Amsterdam...
Construction worker (assembler)
You have no fear of heights but you have experience in metalwork and assembling, and you are ready to move to The Netherlands? Apply for this job! We are looking for assemblers / metalworkers for an i..

Frequently Asked Questions


The easiest way is to apply through Eastmen. We have already conducted the search for you and we have a lot of job offers. All you have to do is apply on our website, then send and sign the necessary documents.


The salary of a truck driver depends on various factors such as his/her experience and the distance he/she needs to travel to deliver goods.


There are a lot of reasons to want to work in the Netherlands. The standards of living are high mainly because the minimum wage is quite high and there are a lot of work possibilities. The Dutch community is welcoming, used to foreigners, and most people speak English. The Dutch culture is rich and the Netherlands is a beautiful country, especially if you love water. There is a lot to visit and a lot of things that you can enjoy tasting.

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