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Fun Facts about Moving to Holland

Published on Jul 19, 2016 by Kfir Cohen

When we think about Holland, the first picture that comes to mind is a classic windmill in a sea of greener than green grass, with a couple of locals riding their bicycles. This picturesque view is indeed part of Holland, but then again, just part.

The advantages that this amazing country offers are plenty and it is truly one of the most relaxing and enjoyable countries in the continent if not the world. So what are the great things about the Netherlands that we are less familiar with? Here are some facts you ought to know, if you are thinking about moving to Holland.

Liberalism, Culture, and Surroundings

It is widely known that marijuana has long been legalized in Holland, which makes Amsterdam one of the most popular destinations in the world for tourists. However, Holland is very liberal in other manners as well. In 2001, Holland became the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage. Gay pride in the country is also famous and one of the most significant in the world.

Culture sure thrives in Holland – there are over 1,000 museums in Holland and a lot more galleries. History speaks for itself as two of the greatest painters that ever lived – Vincent van Gouge and Rembrandt Van Rijn – grew up in the country.

The government also invests a lot in architecture and infrastructure all over the country: the roads, streets, and buildings meet the highest standards, and give a great feeling when you step outside in the morning.

Best Cheese in the World

The Dutch are known for their great French Fries, which is probably the most common street-food in Amsterdam – Holland’s capital. Furthermore, Dutch cheese is considered as the best cheese in the world, as agreed by 40 judges from 17 countries in the last World Cheese Contest, which took place four years ago, and for good reason – the cheese markets in the country have been teaming with cheese enthusiasts for over 300 years.

Social Welfare Benefits

Last thing you need to know is that the government takes care of the country’s residents. The country has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. Healthcare services are also very efficient, with extremely professional doctors and short waiting times. Accommodation is also in high standard and the apartments are enjoyable to live in, which is a great plus as well. If you want a relaxing lifestyle – Holland might be your next destination.

By Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is handling global operations, cargo shipping, negotiation, and management of different suppliers around the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in the avant-garde of relocation and the sea/air freight business.
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