Allowances in the Netherlands

Car, work-from-home, medical, and more.

Updated on December 20th, 2022

What allowances do employers commonly offer in the Netherlands?

Car (typical amount of €500–1,200 gross per month), medical (typical amount of €150–400 gross per month), and phone/internet (typical amount of €250 gross per month) allowances are commonly offered in the Netherlands.

What should my company offer as a work-from-home (WFH) allowance in the Netherlands? 

WFH allowance is not mandatory to offer in the Netherlands and is up to the discretion of the employer. Employers can offer a WFH allowance of €35,66 tax-free, but all amounts above this will be taxable.

What considerations are there around meal allowances and reimbursements? 

Meal allowances are not commonly offered in the Netherlands. Supported employees can report any expenses in accordance with the Netherlands Expense Policy in Expensify.