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The Netherlands

A Leading European Nation

Flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlands in a constituent country, consisting of 12 provinces in Northwest Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. The country was one of the first to have an elected parliament, and the country is a founding member of the EU, NATO, OECD and WTO.

The majority of population of roughly 16.7 million people are ethnically Dutch (81%). The Netherlands is the 11th most populous nation in Europe, and the 61st most populous country in the world.

The Netherlands has a developed economy that plays a major role in Europe and beyond. Despite being the 61st most populous country in the world, its economy is ranked as the 17th largest in the world, and it ranks 10th in GDP per capita.

High Standard of Living and Life Expectancy

The Netherlands boasts one of the highest life expectancies in the world at 83 years for girls and nearly 79 for boys. UNICEF ranked the Netherlands first in child well-being.

Its port of Rotterdam is the largest port in all of Europe and showcases the role the Netherlands has had in exports since the 16th century, making it now one of the world’s top 10 exporting countries. Major industries drive the economy, and world brands such as Unilever, Heineken, Shell and financial services giant ING all call the Netherlands home.

The Netherlands continues to be one of the best European nations for attracting foreign investment and is one of the five largest investors in the U.S., largely due to its energy ties. The real estate market in the Netherlands is stable and strong, resulting in a unique opportunity for the right real estate group or partner.

Find out more about the Netherlands from Bill, including:

  • What Keller Williams Worldwide is looking for in a potential country partner
  • Why the Keller Williams Realty story so unique
  • How to start the process of finding out if you might be a good match

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