Living in the Netherlands provides an excellent quality of life according to Lal and Denise who have been expats in The Hague for over 7 years. Lal is a native of Sri Lanka and Denise a native of New York. Denise a fashion director and Lal an educator with the international school in The Hague.
If you move to the Netherlands, there is a good chance you will take up bike riding according to Lal and Denise. Whole families ride on one bike with kids in the baskets with protective tents protecting them from the elements of the weather. The Netherlands is VERY family oriented. Parental education as well as formal education is a top priority.
…and while the images of Amsterdam cloud most people’s judgment of The Netherlands, Lal assures us that the sex and drug industry is a very minute part of the culture. (Yes, there are places you can still legally smoke marijuana as well)
Culture in the Netherlands is abundant and there is no lack of beautiful town squares with restaurants and boutiques. Denise provides three travel tips for the Netherlands including one that is way off the beaten path of tourists. Though taxes are high, expats qualify for a 30% exemption for a ten year period. Health care is excellent and provided under the government mandates. The power of the people is evident in the Netherlands where it seems that the government exists to serve the needs of the people unlike the direction that most first world countries are taking.
Lal and Denise are Expat Ambassadors for the Netherlands and they will be posting an extensive photo gallery and blogs on their EscapeDates Netherlands community profile.
If you have questions about the Netherlands and want more information about living, working, investing you can visit Lal and Denise’s community. www.liveinthenetherlands.com