His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Eh, yeah, no. Especially now with the crisis this stuff is checked rather extensively, unless you want to live here illegally and work in picking fruit or flowers and being paid a wage you can't make a living on while being extorted along with a bunch of eastern European workers. But when you're emigrating here you either have to have a job or you get kicked out again. Low responsibility jobs that don't require special education, forget about it. You're not worth the risk or the effort for an employer.
Americans do have an advantage in immigrating to the Netherlands as you're allowed to start your own business (aside from something law or medicine related).
Denmark as well. Actually, since my degree is in IT from a good university, I've worked in IT for several years, and I speak English, Denmark would let me live there for two years no questions asked, up to three if I bothered to learn Danish. After three years I have to either own a business or get a local job or GTFO.
PhDs have it even easier - speak English or German or Danish, and have a PhD? WELCOME!
(Plan B if my husband doesn't get tenure next year is to move to Denmark, actually.)