Professional career for Dutch Speakers in Spain

April 21st 2021

It is well known that Spain is a very open and friendly European country. Notorious by its good weather, good food and good company, Spain, like Italy and Portugal, is the perfect place to be. In consequence, nowadays more and more Dutch people come to Spain to develop their professional career and start a new life.

Most of the opportunities happen in big capital cities such as Barcelona, Madrid or Sevilla, where most companies are. Barcelona and Madrid are very open-friendly when it comes to foreigners, due to their international and touristic nature. Because of that, it is easier to find an adequate job for everyone, no matter the season of the year.

In this article, we will give examples of professional career fields for Dutch speakers in Spain.


Tourism is the third major contributor to national economic life in Spain. The country has been a popular destination for summer holidays, especially for the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

During the summer season, Spain is full of opportunities for foreigners. It is very recurrent to find jobs directed to Travel Agent, Customer Service, Front Desk Agent or as a Commercial Assistant. Most companies such as hotels, shops and touristic resorts need Dutch speakers during the summer holidays. Nonetheless, once the summer is over, most people get a definitive contract for the rest of the year.


Lots of opportunities happen while teaching in language schools and educative institutions. Working as a teacher will give you the chance to speak your own language while learning about the Spanish culture and workplace. Furthermore, you will meet a lot of people from different parts of the world who happen to be working in these places.

If you have capacities to teach, this is always a good path to start your professional career in Spain, as languages are very demanded nowadays.

IT and Marketing

The technology field has been increasing exponentially these past years. Whether you have a degree and master in IT or any related field, in Spain this profile is very searched.

If you like digital marketing or IT, it is most likely that you will find an easy job in Spain for Digital Marketing Consultant, Account Strategist, Sales Developers or IT Developer Agent and Analytics’ Expert. Barcelona and Madrid are well known for being cities where lots of international companies develop their product. In this case, it won’t be hard for Dutch speakers to find an opportunity there.


Most jobs are directed to Customer Service, Accountability and Marketing. To reach for more opportunities it is very important to have a good level of Spanish, English or any other language. Nonetheless, the Spanish language will open a lot of doors for foreigners searching for a job in Spain.

Lastly, a lot of Dutch speakers come to Spain to spend a year abroad doing an internship or scholarship. This academic path is very common and well used by a lot of foreigners to introduce themselves to the culture and lifestyle of the country.

As you can see, there are many ways one can be part of the Spanish job industry. Either going to academic years abroad or searching for job opportunities online, it is always possible to find the perfect fit for anyone. Dutch speakers’ community in Spain is growing rapidly, so there still will be a lot of familiarity for foreigners.

If you are interested in looking for a job in Spain, don’t miss the opportunities that we publish in Talent Search People for Dutch speakers. There is always a chance for anyone.

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