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. The Flemish attitude is not only noticeable in the Burgundian way of life, but also in the mentality of the people of Hulst. We celebrate life with a wink!
We are separated by the Westerschelde from the rest of the Netherlands and when we turn around we are facing Flanders . 'Zeeuws-Vlaanderen' is part of Zeeland, but at the same time focused on Flanders. That is our strength, especially for business and employment. There are many opportunities to work in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Companies have numerous challenges and are always looking for new employees. Hulst has an excellent business climate that offers prospects for the future. The municipality is only about 30 km away from Antwerp. Living in the city center, the rural villages, or on the country side; all is possible. There is a variety of both owner-occupied and rental properties.
Hulst has seasonal cultural events, such as the Vestingcross, Vestrock and Culitruck . A variety of nice shops and burgundian hospitality are characteristic elements of Hulst.
Sluis is located in the very southwest of the Netherlands and nearby the Belgian border; a unique part of the Netherlands to live, work and relax. The diversity of the area in particular is cozy and authentic with wide sandy beaches, natural dunes, varied landscape with places and events of interest.The municipality of Sluis counts 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 neighbourhoods. 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 in combination 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 harbour area. Impressive boats pass by the Canal Zone and the Westerschelde. Various work opportunities exist in the petrochemical industry, logistics, construction and services. International companies such as Dow Chemical, Yara and Cargill have established themselves in our area and people from all over the world are working here.
The Westerscheldetunnel connects 'Zeeuws-Vlaanderen' and the southwest of the Netherlands. Other parts of our country can be reached quicker and easier. Commuting traffic always runs smoothly, no traffic jams. Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent across the border 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 possibilities such as a cinema, a theater and museums. World-famous is the jazz theater 'Porgy and Bess' that offers stage to international jazz musicians.
The area gives many options for relaxing and recreation. Walking and cycling routes show a world of contrast: landscapes, old port towns and modern industrial areas. Sport activities offer a lot, such as an 18-hole golf course, a 41 meters indoor ski slope and the sea with its beaches. The municipality of Terneuzen has nice restaurants. People come from far to Philippine for fresh mussels and to Zuiddorpe for its asparagus.