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GitLab BV (Netherlands) Benefits

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Specific to Netherlands based employees

Vacation Money

Dutch employees get the customary month of vacation money (Vakantiegeld) in the month of May, as defined by the government. Note that Vakantiegeld is built into offers as well as our Compensation Calculator.

Note that you can choose to have your vacation money distributed throughout the year. To request a change in the way you receive this, please reach out to, which in turn will reach out to HRSavvy to request the change.


There is no additional medical coverage scheme through GitLab.

Note that in the Netherlands every citizen is obliged to have at least a basic health insurance package (basisverzekering) with a health insurance company. If you do not have health insurance, you can be fined by the Sociale Verzekeringsbank.


State pension (AOW) is standard and will be paid out at retirement age. There is no additional pension scheme through GitLab.

30% Tax Ruling

Eligible employees may apply for the 30% Tax Ruling. More information can be found on our Visas page. Kindly note, this can also be expensed.

GitLab B.V. Netherlands Leave Policy

People Ops will consult with HRSavvy to ensure that the statute is met.

Applying for Leave in the Netherlands

HRSavvy can assist in applying for maternity leave covered by social security. In this application the company can decide whether the benefit is paid to the employee directly, or the employer continues paying the salary and receives the benefit. The last option is done in most of the cases.