The Netherlands holds a high percentage of part-time workers. In many sectors it is quite common to work a part-time job.
Admittedly the majority of part-time workers are women, but also for men it is not uncommon to work less than a fulltime. Where not all research allows for part-time work, as a partner of a researcher it is likely that if you want, you can find a part-time job. Many Dutch parents choose to combine the household tasks and the workload by reducing their working hours. It is not uncommon for both parents in young families to work four days. Or for one of the partners to work two or three days a week.
If you think part-time work might be something for you, don’t be afraid to ask your employer about the possibilities for part-time work.