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Why The Netherlands dominates the World Happiness Report rankings

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Why The Netherlands dominates the World Happiness Report rankings

This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks The Netherlands among the top ten happiest of 155 countries surveyed. The U.S., on the other hand, ranked 18th this year, a four-spot drop from last year’s report. The Netherlands scores well when it comes to social trust and support. Due to the situation surrounding the corona virus, this social support will become ‘more important than ever’ in the near future, according to the research report. Besides being one of the happiest, the researchers say the Netherlands is one of the few...

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More British people moving to the Netherlands

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in News | 0 comments

More British people moving to the Netherlands

The number of British citizens moving from the UK to the Netherlands increased further in 2019. Emigration from the UK has already accelerated since 2015, even before a British majority voted in favour of an exit from the EU on 23 June 2016. At the same time, Dutch emigration to the UK showed further decline. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this today on Brexit Day. In 2019, 2.6 thousand native Dutch people (i.e. people born in the Netherlands) emigrated to the United Kingdom. This is the smallest number in twenty years. Dutch emigration...

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Number of new homes built in the Netherlands soars to a decade high

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Number of new homes built in the Netherlands soars to a decade high

Last year, almost 71 thousand new-build completions were reported in the Netherlands. This is over 6 percent up on 2018 and the highest number in the span of a decade. With these new completions, the total dwelling stock grew by 0.9 percent. At almost 9 percent, the fastest growing supply of new dwellings was recorded in Diemen. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on newly released figures. Between 2000 and 2009, housing completions accounted for an annual growth in dwelling stock of more than 1 percent, i.e. an average of 76...

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More Dutch seniors active on social media

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in News, Technology | 0 comments

More Dutch seniors active on social media

Social media usage among the elderly in the Netherlands has soared in recent years. The group 65 to 74-year-olds in particular have become increasingly active users. In 2019, 76 percent of the respondents in this age category said they had used social media, up from 40 percent five years previously. An increase in social media use was also seen among people aged 75 and over. Exchanging text messages, via WhatsApp for example, is most popular among the elderly. This is according to recent figures taken from the survey on ICT usage by...

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Virtual Influencers Taking over the Internet

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Virtual Influencers Taking over the Internet

According to a new report, Virtual Influencers on Instagram have almost three times more engagement than real influencers. That means that followers are more engaged with virtual influencers content. Are you curious about next year trends? Join us Saturday, 14 December 2019 and get a front-row seat to the exclusive Online Masterclass “2020 Marketing Trends & Hacks For Business Growth”.We’ll show you our favorite tools & strategies to implement in 2020! Discover interesting marketing trends and insights that no one is really talking...

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Homeless People in The Netherlands Have More Than Doubled Since 2009

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Homeless People in The Netherlands Have More Than Doubled Since 2009

The number of homeless people 18 to 64-year-olds in the Netherlands increased from 17.8 thousand in 2009 (first estimation) to 39.3 thousand in 2018. Homelessness among 18 to 29-year-olds tripled over this period. The number of homeless with non-western migration backgrounds tripled as well. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of new figures. As of 2009, the estimated number of homeless people aged 18 to 64 years rose by nearly 10 thousand to 27.3 thousand in 2012. This rising trend seemed to end in subsequent years, but...

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The Netherlands becomes World’s Biggest Importer of Chocolate

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019 in Features, News | 0 comments

The Netherlands becomes World’s Biggest Importer of  Chocolate

In 2018, Dutch cocoa bean imports stood at 1.1 billion kg, more than half of which came from Ivory Coast. This makes the Netherlands the largest importer of cocoa beans in the world. Approximately three-quarters are destined for domestic industrial processing while around one-quarter are resold directly to other countries. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on the basis of new research into destinations of Dutch goods imports. The Netherlands is a major importer of some important agricultural commodities such as cocoa beans,...

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The Netherlands Ranks Among Top 5 countries in The Global Innovation Index

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Features, News | 0 comments

The Netherlands Ranks Among Top 5 countries in The Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index 2019 (GII 2019), collated by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), has ranked the Netherlands amongst the global leaders in innovation. The report mentions that even in economic slower times, innovation still thrives. “In developed and developing economies alike, formal innovation—as measured by research and development (R&D) and patents—and less formal modes of innovation are thriving.” According to the GII 2019, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, the Netherlands...

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1.2 million Dutch cybercrime victims

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in News, Technology | 0 comments

In 2018, 8.5 percent of Dutch internet users aged 12 and over indicated they had fallen victim to computer-oriented crime in the previous twelve months. This is equivalent to over 1.2 million people, mainly under the age of 25. Crimes against property were most common. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on a recent survey on cybersecurity and cybercrime. The Cybersecurity & Cybercrime survey is a new pilot study conducted by CBS in collaboration with the Dutch national police force at the end of 2018. In total, 100 thousand...

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EU webshops generate €390 million in the Netherlands

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in News | 0 comments

In Q1 2019, Dutch consumers purchased around 390 million euros (excl. VAT) worth of products from foreign EU webshops. This is 15 percent up on the same period last year. Online purchases from EU webshops have increased by over 150 percent in the span of five years. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of ongoing research. Turnover generated by EU webshops represents online purchases of goods by Dutch consumers from companies located within the European Union but outside the Netherlands. Figures have been calculated on the...

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Join the Storytelling Masterclass in Rotterdam!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in Events, News | 0 comments

Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to engage and connect with your audience because stories move us and help us relate to people and brands better. Whether it’s building your brand story, marketing your products or making an impression at professional networking events, storytelling is a powerful tool that can help you differentiate yourself and your business from the crowd. To help you master the skill of storytelling, we’re organizing a practical free workshop dubbed ‘Storytelling Master Class: The Power of Storytelling!‘ August...

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Dutch population hits record 17.2 million

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The total population of the Netherlands is 17,182,462, according to recent figures by the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics. The population of the Netherlands once again saw relatively substantial growth in 2017. Just as in 2016, approximately 100 thousand new residents were added on balance, mainly as a result of foreign migration. This has brought the total to nearly 17.2 million registered inhabitants, according to the latest estimates by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Foreign migration accounts for more than four-fifths of this population...

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The Netherlands ranked 3rd in Forbes Best Countries for Business 2018

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Netherlands is crowned as the world’s third best country for business in 2018. Forbes annual ranking placed the Netherlands above other European countries including Ireland, Germany and France. This year, the UK moved up to the top and New Zealand ranks second overall for the third straight year. Ireland takes the eighth place, United States is twelfth. Germany (13), Belgium (17) and France (22) are all in the top 25 entries on Forbes’s list. Afghanistan, Haiti, Gambia and Chad make up the bottom four entries. As the sixth-largest economy...

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Foreign companies helped create over a million jobs in the Netherlands

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

There are around 15 thousand foreign-owned enterprises in the Netherlands. Together with their suppliers, these multinationals were good for approximately 1.4 million full-time jobs (FTEs) in 2014, i.e. almost 20 percent of all full-time jobs in the Netherlands. These and other figures on multinationals are reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) in the latest edition of the Internationalisation Monitor. In 2014, foreign-owned multinationals created over 700 thousand FTEs in direct jobs. In addition, these companies contributed almost 650...

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British School in The Netherlands Creates 550 New Learning Places

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) expands its primary school campus in Leidschenveen to include a secondary school, which will generate up to 550 additional learning places. The development of a secondary school at the existing Junior School Leidschenveen (JSL) campus is testament to the BSN’s ambition to create a learning continuum (from the ages of 3-18) with purpose-built design. When discussing the school’s plan for growth, CEO/Principal Kieran Earley commented: “Our plans are not to grow in an acquisitive way but we see this as...

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