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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...

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1.2 million Dutch cybercrime victims

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

1.2 million Dutch cybercrime victims

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

EU webshops generate €390 million in the Netherlands

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

Join the Storytelling Masterclass in Rotterdam!

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

Dutch population hits record 17.2 million

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 ranked 3rd in Forbes Best Countries for Business 2018

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

Foreign companies helped create over a million jobs in the Netherlands

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

British School in The Netherlands Creates 550 New Learning Places

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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Dutch quality of life has improved in the past 25 years, report shows

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

Dutch quality of life has improved in the past 25 years, report shows

The Dutch quality of life has improved in the past 25 years, according to a new research by Social Cultureel Planbureau (SCP). The study found that the Dutch population in 2017 is very different in a number of ways from the population in the 1990s. The size and profile of the population have changed. There are more than 17 million people living in the Netherlands, a rise of 13% in 25 years – though forecasts by Statistics Netherlands (cbs) suggest that this growth will stabilise over the next 20 years or so at around 18 million (cbs 2014)....

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The Netherlands a step closer to self-driving cars

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Netherlands a step closer to self-driving cars

The Netherlands has moved a step closer to the introduction of self-driving vehicles on public roads. The House of Representatives has received the Experimenteerwet zelfrijdende auto’s (Draft Bill Governing the Experimental Use of Self-Driving Vehicles) from Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure & Water Management). Once the bill enters into force, the Minister of Infrastructure & Water Management can issue permits for conducting tests on public roads using remote drivers. Already, there are cars on the road that have...

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Friesland makes list of National Geographic Traveler’s “Best of the World”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in News | 1 comment

Friesland makes list of National Geographic Traveler’s “Best of the World”

What do Friesland, Cleveland, Harar and Vienna have in common? They all made National Geographic’s list of the best culture trips to take in 2018. The magazine touts Friesland, Netherlands as one of their top culture destination. It highlights the birthplace of Mata Hari and a European Capital of Culture for 2018, Leeuwarden is the capital of the Dutch province of Friesland. Live the Frisian life: mud walk on the Wadden Sea, buy tin-glazed pottery in Makkum, and eat cinnamon-laced sugar bread. National Geographic Traveler magazine revealed...

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Amsterdam wins prestigious award for circular economy

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Features, News | 0 comments

Amsterdam wins prestigious award for circular economy

Amsterdam has won the World Smart City Award for circular economy. The price was awarded on Wednesday 15 November at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. With the award, the organization shows it’s appreciation for the pioneering Amsterdam program for circular economy and for the city’s efforts to develop policy for urban-level circular economics in several areas: local production of sustainable and seasonal food, local production of electricity, reduction of fuel consumption and the improvement of waste recycling. The World Smart...

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Major differences between Dutch political parties

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in News | 3 comments

Major differences between Dutch political parties

Today, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis has published the results of its assessment of the election manifestos. The report, Charted Choices 2018-2021, contains an analysis of the financial-economic choices made by 11 Dutch political parties. Differences between them proved to be large; both in the types of measures chosen by the various parties and in the resulting effects. The political parties participating in this assessment are VVD, PvdA, SP, CDA, D66, ChristenUnie, GroenLinks, SGP, DENK, VNL and the Vrijzinnige Partij....

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