Can I receive some kind of child benefit?
The Netherlands has a child subsidy called Kinderbijslag, a payment to a parent of any child younger than 18 years old. There are also provisions for handicapped children over the age of 18.
As with everything else, there are many rules governing the disbursement of this money. It is not necessary to be a Dutch citizen. To qualify however the child must be a legal, permanent resident. This status is given to your child when you register at the local municipal office. You qualify even if you are working for a non-Dutch company or are self-employed and you or your company are paying Netherlands taxes and social benefits.