The Netherlands is a country famous for windmills, clogs, tulips and cycling, and you will see why when you get the chance to explore the country. However, there is so much more to the Netherlands than these stereotypes, and you will find that the Dutch are great fans of coliving communities.
The Netherlands (or Holland, as it is also known) has a population of seventeen million and is densely populated - it is one of the more popular places to live in Western Europe. This is due to its reputation for being a liberal and forward thinking country; in 2001 it was the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage. This social tolerance makes for a great place to live, and the Dutch actually have their own models of coliving that they use across the country.
The country is very flat and fertile, meaning that most of the land is taken up by farming and agriculture. Tulip fields play a large part in this, but the land also produces many other resources that are used and shipped around the world. The landscape as such is very quaint and picturesque, with windmills that pump the water popping up in unexpected moments.
Flat land also makes the Netherlands an ideal place to cycle, and its cities thrive on this as a mode of transport. There is nothing more typically Dutch than cycling through Amsterdam next to one of its gorgeous canals. The freedom of a cycle is a way of life here.
However the Netherlands is also a cultural hotspot for artists like Van Gogh and Rembrandt, and you should always take the opportunity to visit the museums and galleries of Holland just to see these famous works of art. In fact, Dutch art and architecture has heavily influenced the world, and you will find a touch of this nearly everywhere in Europe.
The Netherlands is the place to live if you like to brood over history and innovation, whilst also experiencing the cultures and traditions of such a stunning European country. Sit at one of the typical Dutch cafes and contemplate with friends how best to spend the day in a country that is perfect for coliving and co-existing.