The Netherlands


Socio-Cultural advisory group SCP defines living under the poverty line as an income of under  €960 a month for a single person (7.1% of the population in 2011; 6% in 2010) and for a couple with two children and net income of under €1,920 a month ( €1,810 in 2011). The CBS says 9.4% of households will not have enough to live on in 2013, taking likely inflation and other effects into account.

Tourism Tips

The tourism bureau’s website is easy, informative, and covers traveling across the entire country.

Water Management

The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment published this excellent booklet on how the Netherlands protects itself from the water.