Getting started


ASTRON and JIVE employ people from over 20 different countries, reflecting our international outlook. About 20% of the ASTRON employees and 50% of the JIVE employees come from outside of the Netherlands.

To assist you joining us, ASTRON and JIVE's Human Resources department will provide all useful information: paperwork, housing, health insurance and other related issues. We hope this will make your move to the Netherlands a smooth one.

For further reference, if ASTRON is mentioned the same is applicable to JIVE.

Traveling to the Netherlands and obtaining legal documents

Depending on your native country, the amount of paperwork varies.
+ See the paperwork page - Please read this carefully !

The main Dutch airport is Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam). For travel and details, you can contact the office manager of the division you will be joining.

To find out how to reach Dwingeloo by train or by car, see the Route to ASTRON page.

Moving to the Netherlands

The transport expenses are paid on the basis of a quote from a removal company approved by the employer.

In some cases, ASTRON and JIVE offer a relocation allowance. For more details please contact the HR-department.


If you bring your car, a motorcycle or a pet, check the customs (douane) brochure: "Moving to the Netherlands"
+ More about customs

Contact personnel [at] astron [dot] nl (HR-department)



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