From 2 August 2022, parents will receive 9 additional weeks of partially paid parental leave (paid by the Dutch government). This may be taken during the first year after welcoming a child.

Currently, all parents have the right to 26 weeks of parental leave during the first 8 years after welcoming their child. Unless an agreement was made previously with the employer, that leave is largely unpaid. The new arrangement will allow parents 9 weeks of leave at 50% of their daily salary, with pay capped at 50% of the maximum daily wage (EUR 111.70 per day as at 1 January 2021). The Employee Insurance Agency, UWV, will be responsible for funding this 50% of salary for the nine weeks’ parental leave.