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Doctors generally speak impeccable English and give generous appointment times.
Health insurance in the Netherlands is expensive and doesn’t always cover what expats might expect, so it’s important to read the small print.
The Dutch do like their organised celebrations, but their aftermath can look devastating as the streets overflow with litter – although, to be fair, it’s almost all cleared away before lunchtime the next day.
The Netherlands compares favourably to the UK and the USA when it comes to crime statistics.
Cars aren’t necessary for city residents and it’s possible to travel throughout the country using its extensive network of trains and buses.
Due to the sheer density of the population, rush hour congestion is common.
Although light and airy, the Dutch tendency to tack the kitchen onto the living room’s back wall isn’t always practical.
Apartments in the Netherlands are either furnished, unfurnished or advertised as a shell.
The Dutch strive for an egalitarian society and are known for their liberalism, welcoming religions and traditions from elsewhere.
For a small country, the Dutch do transport on a large scale.