The Netherlands

Working and living in The Netherlands

The Netherlands: low countries going high tech! Silicon Valley of the EU, a vision and a new future, be part of it!

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With a population density of 408 people per km2 – 500 if water is excluded – the Netherlands is a very densely populated country for its size. Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and a higher population density. Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States.

Apart from agriculture-related industries, The Netherlands is well known for microelectronics, electronic machinery and equipment, metal and engineering products. Thanks to the good infrastructure companies like Google and Microsoft chose The Netherlands for their European Headquarters. 

Facts and Figures
Population: 16,971,000
Area: 41,543 km2
Capital: Amsterdam (population 1,000,000)
Top Cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht, Maastricht,  Eindhoven, Groningen, Zwolle and Arnhem
Language: Dutch
Currency: Euro



The average wage in The Netherlands can vary depending on the profession. The average household disposable income is €27.896,- which is much higher than the European average of €16.821,-.

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