Netherland is known for its tolerant and liberal ethos, boasts a wealth of great student cities, open-minded society with many cultures represented in the population. The Netherlands is also home to one of the world's oldest and most highly respected systems of higher education, dating back to the 16th century. The 2012/13 QS World University Rankings include 13 Dutch universities - all within the world's top 500, and an impressive 11 in the top 200. Combine this quality with relatively favorable tuition rates and plenty of English language courses (the Dutch are generally known for their fluency in English as a second language) and you can begin to see why nearly 45,000 international students were studying in the Netherlands in 2009.
If you are a foreign student (non-EU/EEA/Swiss) and you have a valid residence permit with the aim to study, you can work alongside your studies. This can be either full-time seasonal work in June, July and August, or part-time work of no more than ten hours a week outside the summer period. Your Dutch employer needs to apply for a work permit for you.