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An Expat Talks about Living in Utrecht, Netherlands

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Utrecht

How long have you lived there?

6 years

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Yes, Utrecht has very diverse inhabitants. Also you will find here lots of different ethnic groups.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Companies like the Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) and big insurance companies.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Many students stay in Utrecht after they got their degree. The city is as a result to this very multicultural. Socializing and sport is very important.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Utrecht is nice, but finding a house is very difficult. There is a shortage of rooms and appartments.

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