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Wassenaar, The Netherlands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 13, 2023

Summary: People describe Wassenaar, Netherlands as a peaceful, affluent, and picturesque town. Expats love the small-town feel, the close proximity to the beach, and the easy access to the nearby cities of The Hague and Amsterdam. The weather in Wassenaar is mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the winter to the mid-60s in the summer (Fahrenheit). The average cost of living for an expat is quite high, with estimates ranging from $2,500 to $4,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Wassenaar is around $1,500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $2,500 per month. The approximate population of Wassenaar is around 25,000.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Wassenaar, they said:

"Wassenaar is a small town in the Netherlands, located close to The Hague and the North Sea coast. Expats considering retiring in Wassenaar should be aware that the cost of living is relatively high, and that the town is known for its high-end shopping and dining. Expats should also be aware that the town is very safe and has a low crime rate. Additionally, the town is well-connected to the rest of the Netherlands, with easy access to public transportation and major highways. Finally, expats should be aware that the town is home to a large international community, making it a great place to meet people from all over the world," wrote one member in Wassenaar.

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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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