Welcome to the Netherlands
The Dutch economy is the sixth largest in the European Union, being the transportation hub and a huge exporter of agri-food products.
The Hague is the Legal Capital of the World, home to organizations such as the International Court of Justice and Interpol.
The Key cities Amsterdam and Rotterdam are renowned centers of international commerce.
The Netherlands, as the name indicates, is a low-lying country in geographical terms. About 25% of its surface is located below sea level and 50% less than one meter above. You are probably aware that the country is also referred to as “Holland”. This name, albeit used synonymously, actually refers to only two of the provinces in the Netherlands. Art admirers will know the country by its most famous painters such as Johannes Vermeer or Vincent van Gogh. They have inspired many painters to move to the Netherlands for work or studies.
Since the constitutional reforms of 1848, the Netherlands has been a hereditary parliamentary monarchy. The constitution determines the duties and responsibilities of the monarch and other government authorities. King Willem-Alexander ascended the throne in 2013, after the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix.
The Dutch celebrate Kings’ Day on April 27. It’s a festivity throughout the country.
Welcome to Hulst, Sluis & Terneuzen
Living and working is a party in Hulst! Simply because life is celebrated in East Zeeland Flanders. We live on the border and do a lot on the border. The Flemish attitude is not only noticeable in the Burgundian way of life, but also in the mentality of the people of Hulst. We often view life with a wink.
The Westerschelde separates us from the rest of the Netherlands and when we turn around we look Flanders in the face. "Zeeuws-Vlaanderen" is focused on Flanders, but at the same time it is part of Zeeland. That is a force. Certainly for business and employment. There is plenty of work in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Companies have many great challenges and are always looking for new employees. Hulst has an excellent business climate for companies and that offers prospects for the future. Hulst is located about 30 km away from Antwerp and has various living options, such as living in the city center or living in one of the rural villages or really completely free in the polder. There is a variety of both owner-occupied and rental properties. The town has a lot to offer. There are regular cultural events of various kinds, such as the Vestingcross, Vestrock, Culitruck, etc. And all that can be found in the cozy shops and the Burgundian hospitality environment.
Sluis is located in the very southwest of the Netherlands, with nearby border to Belgium.
An unique part of the Netherlands where it is good to live, work and relax. The diversity of the area in particular is cozy, authentic zones, wide sandy beaches, natural dunes, a wide and varied polder landscape and a wide range of events and places of interest.The municipality of Sluis has almost 24,000 inhabitants. With an area of more than 30,000 ha, Sluis is one of the largest rural municipalities in the Netherlands. There are seventeen centers and many neighborhoods. They all have their own shape, feeling and atmosphere. Soft boundaries merge into each other; between sand and clay, between religious communities, between Zeeland-Flemish and Flemish, between conservation of agriculture and nature development.
The region has a large tourism sector and combines that with (small-scaled) business and agricultural areas. It is a municipality with sufficient employment, great dynamics and many challenges and, as a result, constantly evolving.
Terneuzen has an international appearance. It is located in the middle of the North Sea Port harbor area. In the Canal Zone and on the Westerschelde impressive boats pass by that are almost touchable. There is a lot of work in petrochemical industry, logistics, construction and services. International companies such as Dow Chemical, Yara and Cargill have established themselves in this area. People from all over the world come here to work. Since the arrival of the Westerscheldetunnel, which is a direct connection between Zeeland Flanders ( Zeeuws-Vlaanderen) and the southwest of the Netherlands, various parts of the Netherlands are much quicker and easier to reach. Commuting traffic always runs smoothly. We don't know any traffic jams. Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent in our neighbor country Belgium, can be reached within an hour.
It is nice to live in the municipality of Terneuzen; the region has a safe and spatial living environment with lots of nature and water. It has a large regional hospital. There are cultural needs such as a cinema, theater and regional museums. World-famous is the jazz theater "Porgy and Bess" that offers stage to international jazz musicians. There are many options for relaxing and recreating. Walking and cycling routes show a world of contrasts, from extensive polder landscapes and old port towns to modern industrial areas. Sport activities such as an 18-hole golf course, an indoor ski slope of 41 meters and the sea with its beaches, offers a lot of variety. Culinary, Terneuzen has to offer a lot too. People come from far to Philippine for fresh mussels and to Zuiddorpe for asparagus.