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TaskRabbit is a gig-based outsourcing service used widely in the US. Tasks include grocery shopping, errands, building Ikea furniture, cleaning, handyman services, moving and delivery services. These are the best TaskRabbit equivalents in the Netherlands.
Platforms like TaskRabbit
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Zoofy is a Dutch equivalent of TaskRabbit in the Netherlands. It is the best option in terms of offering a very broad range of tasks, and being able to deliver these quickly (within 2 hours if you choose a rush job) by finding a professional nearby.
Zoofy have a network of 5000 verified professionals around the Netherlands who can do a range of tasks like handyman, plumber, fixing central heating, etc. They will find the right person who is available and close by and get them to you quickly.
They don’t charge call-out fees, but you do pay a service fee to post a job which can be around €20-25 for a handyman (for example). If you use my voucher code the service fee is free!
How to use Zoofy
To use Zoofy, you select or search for your job. Then enter your zip code and indicate when you want to be helped. Describe what needs to be done and press send. After you have confirmed your request via email, they will contact you.
Zoofy does have an English language site but it can be slightly confusing. You can use the search engine on the page below to search for a task (fix pipes) or a professional (plumber, handyman).
Links to pages for specific services:
Benefits of Zoofy
- Jobs are insured up to 2.5 million Euros
- 200,000 users
- No call out costs*
- No time spent messaging suppliers and reviewing job replies like Werkspot – they do that for you.
*But there are service fees for posting a job and for having Zoofy find you the right supplier. E.g. around €20-25 for a handyman. If you use the code above these fees are discounted!
Werkspot is another site similar to Zoofy but doesn’t have an English-language version unfortunately. You can use Chrome (or Microsoft Edge) browser to translate some of the website if you don’t speak Dutch. You may also have to translate what you are looking for prior to entering the search term.
Werkspot vs Zoofy
One difference between Zoofy and Werkspot is how they pay suppliers. Werkspot allows users to post jobs for free, whereas Zoofy charges a service fee.
This is because on Werkspot you post a job and then select a supplier from respondents to your posting, whereas on Zoofy they will do this part for you and find an appropriate supplier nearby who is available. This makes Werkspot potentially cheaper while Zoofy can be less time-consuming, faster and more convenient.
Non “platform” options
If you read the reviews and test out the platforms there are pros and cons that come with using them. For example, some user reviews show frustration about pricing of quotes they are offered on the platforms, while some suppliers also suggest the platforms end up hiking the price.
Nextdoor is a “neighbourhood hub” that also provides a platform for getting tasks and odd-jobs done by people in your local area. They give examples like baby sitting and finding a local painter. The focus is on safety and building local community rather than being a job platform. You will also have to verify your location (by getting a code sent to your address or sharing your device location) to join your local group.Finding a painter or plumber on Nextdoor will probably take a bit longer but it might end up being cheaper, more convenient and less frustrating than the platforms above.
Wandgrimeurs offer painting and decorating services and differentiate themselves from the platform providers. They have good reviews and a slightly more personable service. Just translate the website in Chrome if you don’t speak Dutch.
If you’re looking for a delivery service similar to Postmates then Dropper is the Dutch equivalent. Get food, clothing, medicine, and whatever else you want delivered by cycle courier very quickly.
For parcel and letter couriers who may handle items more carefully there is FietsKourier
Moving house / man with a van
To find a man with a van you can try XXX as a price comparison for van hire.
Alternatively Diks is a good rental company for vans.
For a budget moving company The Student Verhuis Service is widely used.
Expat specific services (with English websites)
uButler is a service for expats and is focused on doing tasks like opening a bank account, making appointments and handling admin associated with relocating to The Netherlands. This does not include doing physical jobs but any admin type work they seem to be able to handle for you and have experience with all types of expat relocation issues. They are used by large employers too – such as Oracle Systems.
Domestic outsourcing and home cleaning
The Dutch are very clean and tidy as you may have noticed and there are a range of cleaning companies available for expats and locals.
Helping.nl is a large and popular company for hiring house cleaners