4 January 2019 Hong Kong citizens between the age of 18 to 30 can, as of 1 January 2019, apply for the Working Holiday Program visa (WHP). The program for Hong Kong citizens is in first instance for a period of 2 years. Per annum a maximum number of 100 WHP permits can be issued to Hong Kong citizens. The procedure starts with submittance of the application in person at the Netherlands Consulate General in Hong Kong.
With the WHP program foreigners are 'incidentally' allowed to work without a work permit. Incidental means: