The official name of the country is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander is the king of the nation.
Holland actually only means the two provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. However, the name is often used when all of the Netherlands is meant. Netherlands means low-lying country; the name Holland (from Houtland, or “Wooded Land”) was originally given to one of the medieval cores of what later became the modern state and is still used for 2 of its 12 provinces (Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland).
The Netherlands is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch the kingdom includes its former colonies in the Lesser Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten.
The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government The Hague.
The main food crops are barley, corn, potatoes, sugar beets, and wheat. Potatoes are the main crop by volume, and in 1999 Dutch farmers produced 8.2 million metric tons of the crop.
The agricultural sector in the Netherlands constitutes around 10 per cent of the Dutch economy and employs more than 660.000 people, 50.000 of which are farmers.
Fruit and vegetables (including potatoes) are the most popular Dutch products in foreign markets, accounting for over 13% of total exports in 2017. Meat and meat products represent nearly 12% of exports, while ornamental plants and dairy products and eggs each account for 10%.
Your responsibilities will be sticking, taking care of the growing process, sorting and packing different types of flowers and plants. • Planting - Sorting - Packing - Transporting - Wage
Your main responsibility will be feeding and taking care of the pigs-insemination, castration and other. Normally working hours from 7 am to 16 pm, where you will have 2 brakes during the day
Your main responsibility will be feeding and milking the cows and small calves. All farms are equipped with modern milking systems, that include automatized machines. The program includes 2-3 milkings per day.
Your main responsibility will be feeding, taking care of chickens, collect and sort the eggs. All farms are equipped with modern stables. Working hours are from 7 am to 16 pm with 2 brakes during the day
The Nederlands welcomes students of agricultural universities for on-the-job training in the agricultural sector. Nederlands farms and greenhouse facilities take a leading positions in the global rating by such criteria as the introduction of innovative technologies, ecology and humanity of manufacturing, livestock management quality control, production process, ecology and realisation of output.
In the Netherlands a working week is 40 hours, accumulated into 200 hours a month. A working day lasts app. 8 hours – excluding self-paid breaks. You earn the right to 5 weeks of vacation money per year.
When you will arrive to the Netherlands, the host-family will meet you at the airport and drive you to the house/apartment and will help you to accommodate there. Depending on the settlement of your brutto allowance from the host family, the accommodation price is 0-250€ per month.