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Pros and Cons of Living in The Netherlands

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 04, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Netherlands include its high quality of life, excellent public transportation, and vibrant culture. The country is also known for its progressive social policies, such as its liberal stance on same-sex marriage and marijuana use. Additionally, the Netherlands is a great place to learn a new language, as English is widely spoken and Dutch is relatively easy to learn. On the other hand, the cost of living in the Netherlands is relatively high, and the weather can be unpredictable. Additionally, the country is densely populated, so it can be difficult to find a place to live.

What are the pros and cons of living in The Netherlands?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in The Netherlands responded:

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the high quality of life in The Netherlands, with its excellent public transportation, modern infrastructure, and vibrant cultural scene. They also enjoy the country's progressive attitude towards social issues, such as LGBT rights, and its commitment to environmental sustainability. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the cost of living in The Netherlands to be quite high, and the language barrier can be a challenge for those who don't speak Dutch," said one in Netherlands.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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