Quality of Life
Quality of living is an important aspect for you, your employees and their families when moving abroad. Housing, education and public services in WestHolland are of a high standard, widely available and reasonably priced. According to a 2007 ‘Quality of life’ index conducted by International Living, WestHolland scored 104.5, above the EU average. Together with a cost of living index of 93.3, the Netherlands ranked third as the most pleasant country to live in, out of 193 nations.
Moreover WestHolland offers an ideal mix of cultural, social and leisure activities and combines the facilities and entertainment of a metropolitan area with outstanding natural beauty. The WestHolland region is already an expert host to thousands of expatriates, expat service centers and international networking and social clubs, thus facilitating the arrival of new people.
"Locating our operational office in The Hague at the end of 2007 was no co-incidence. The Netherlands shares our passion for water issues, and is nicely aligned with our philosophy and ambitions." Paul Reiter, Executive Director IWA, The Hague