WORKFORCE / EDUCATION

COST OF LIVING / QUALITY OF LIFE

The housing market is relatively relaxed. It is easier to nd a house in this region then elsewhere in the Netherlands. Either in the city center, close to bars, restaurants and movie theaters, or in the surrounding countryside.

Also, housing costs are significantly lower. Houses in the Northern Netherlands for instance are generally more spacious and on average prised favorably than those in the western part of the Netherlands:

  • Crime rates are low, people feel safe
  • Roads are relatively uncongested, so there won’t be a daily traffic jam on the way to work
  • The air is clean, pollution levels are low
  • The Northern Netherlands offer a wide range of cultural facilities

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The region provides a wide range of education and training facilities. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and Hanzehogeschool offer higher, scientific and post-graduate education. The Energy Academy Europe is an international center of excellence in energy education and technical vocational education is provided by the Energy College. Noorderpoort is a large centre (in Dutch: ROC) for secondary, vocational and adult education and training in the province of Groningen. It combines 17 diffierent schools across the region. The number of university graduates of the total Dutch population between 15 and 65 years is 1,034,000.

ENGLISH SPEAKING

87% of the Dutch population speaks English

saskia-koers

SASKIA KOERS
business manager
recycling & waste management
E-mail: s.koers@groningen-seaports.com
Telefoon: +31 (0)6 206 112 55

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