Expat Survival Guide 2021 - The Netherlands

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Population: 121,623

Population: 219,798

Maastricht is located in the very south of the Netherlands, but right in the heart of Europe, bordering to Germany as well as Belgium. Aachen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris as well as Luxemburg are around the corner. Its impressive history is reflected in the historic centre and location along the Meuse river. In the hilly countryside new technologies on chemicals and new materials, life sciences and smart services are booming. The three Brightlands campuses in the region are at the heart of global innovation.

Tilburg is the sixth largest city in the Netherlands. It has a population of over 200,000, representing many nationalities. In recent decades, Tilburg has welcomed people from practically every country in Europe, and many beyond. All have brought their own culture and customs. The city authority considers it extremely important that everyone can feel at home in Tilburg. Tilburg is a particularly nice city in which to live and work. Tilburg has every possible amenity: from schools and colleges at all levels, high quality healthcare facilities, cultural institutions offering something for every taste, to open spaces for recreation. Ride a bike, since this is Tilburgs’main means of transport!

City Centre Historic buildings jostle with shops, cafes and restaurants. Encompassing the city walls, university buildings and the Stadspark, the Jekerkwartier has an artistic slant that entices creative types and students. Right Bank Across the river, Wyck is an upcoming district near to the train station and has a unique atmosphere that is filled with stylish shops and restaurants. Céramique, Maastricht’s newest district, offers modern accommodation favoured by expats who like inner city living with full amenities and services.

HART VAN BRABANT (HEART OF BRABANT) From the elevated sandy soils near Belgium, to the river beds of the Meuse and Walloon rivers, the Hart van Brabant (Heart of Brabant) region straddles a breath taking stretch of park-like landscapes. It is a region marked by the Burgundian lifestyle of the nine municipalities surrounding Tilburg, along the Leisure Boulevard from Hilvarenbeek to Heusden. It is a great place of work, live and enjoy life in a setting reputed for its logistics, health care, leisure economy and aeronautical and industrial maintenance.

Belvedere At less than 500 metres from Vrijthof Square, Market Square and the city centre, a new Maastricht district is being created: Belvédère. A district for young people, students, entrepreneurs, expats, creative artists and culture enthusiasts that offers many opportunities for experiments and temporary functions. Sint Pieter and surroundings A green residential area along Jeker valley and St Petersberg Hill, yet within walking distance to the centre or Belgium. International school • United World College: www.uwcmaastricht.com

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