Welcome to the province Zeeland

The southwestern province of Zeeland is the most appropriately named province, as it literally lies in the sea. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that its history is deeply connected with water. Zeeland has been an important maritime location since the beginning of its existence. Naturally, the maritime sector is strongly represented here with some of the countries’ largest shipbuilders based at one of its many shores. There are more interesting economic sectors in this province, though. Zeeland is an important logistical hub and offers many interesting opportunities for ambitious talent in agriculture, logistics and in the energy sector. Also has Zeeland a favorable climate for developments within the chemical sector. It has one of the largest chemical clusters in northwestern Europe.

Zeeland is without a doubt worth looking into if you are considering a move to The Netherlands. Not only does it have great opportunities for talent in any of the innovative sectors, but living here will also mean that you get to benefit from the healthy seaside air and fresh seafood.

Follow this link to see what Zeeland offers to you. Information is avaialable in English, German, Dutch


The Netherlands

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. The Dutch celebrate Kings’ Day on April 27. It’s a festivity throughout the country.

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