First before you move your company here you should know some background of the country. The flag of the Netherlands is Red, White and Blue horizontal lines. It has been recognized and honored by the French as it is the “colours of liberty”. The history of the flag is a short one, in the 16th century William I who at the time was the price of orange, became the leader of the independence movement for the dutch and the flag he made was based on his family’s coat of arms being orange white and blue. But in 1660 the flag was changed, the orange became red, this is because in 1654 a defense treaty between the Dutch and the English, excluded members of the house of Orange from being heads of state in the Netherlands. We are small country that is located in northwestern Europe off of the North Sea, it has a landscape of canals and tulip fields. Just about 50% of the country’s land is below sea level. The country is mostly a flat one with its highest point being at 321 metres. The population of the Netherlands as of Friday December 1, 2018 is 17,056,248, this is about 0.23% of the total world’s population. Which ranks them number 67 in the world in terms of population. The population density of the country is 505 per km and the total km is 33,720. The yearly population growth is 0.28% this is due to the country being so small that it is running out of room and also the the country is more a older generation. The median age of the population is 42.3 years which is great for your workforce. Even though everyone thinks of netherlands as a great big nation it’s are really not that big the country is a very small one, that canada is 240 times bigger than it. Netherlands is only about 41,543 sq km and canada is approximately 9,984,670 sq km. The religion is very similar to canada the main religion in the Netherlands is actually no religion at all 50.1% of the population is non-religious, with christians being 43.8%, catholics 23.7% protestants 15.5%, other christians 4.6% ,isiam 4.9% and others like judaism, buddhism and hinduism being 1.1%. Most of the Dutch speak at least one foreign language, but dutch is the main language that the people of Netherlands speak and is the official language. English is taught at school so most of the country knows it. Many also speak German and some of them speak French. In the North of people speak a Frisian dialect. Also the Muslim population speak Turkish or Arabic. Ethnic groups in the netherlands goes like this, just over 81,7% of the population is Dutch, then with 18.3% being other, 9% of are non-western origin mainly Turks, Moroccans, Antilleans, Surinamese and Indonesians. There are 5 major cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam with 741,636 also being the capital. Rotterdam having 598,199 and being know for their seafaring. The Hague with 474,292 and is home to the parliament. Utrecht with 290,529 being the religious center. Eindhoven having 209,620 people being know as a technology and design hub. The Life expectancy is the netherlands is pretty good for Males its 80.0, females its 83.6 and total life expectancy is 81.9, which in turn gives Netherlands a World Life Expectancy ranking of 14. Their is a great health care system in the netherlands, it is rated the best in all of Europe. The only part of it that needs improving is the wait time, but other than that they are great in every criterion. There are about 160 primary care centres that are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week making health care very accessible. The people spend an average of 700 euros on health care and an average of 1200 euros on health insurance a year. Although dentist fees are not covered with medicine the residents need to pay 34% of the cost. The country spends about 10% of their GDP on healthcare which is one of the highest in the EU. one thing that is great is that almost all dutch doctors speak english which makes it very accessible to foreigners. About 90.9% of the population is living in urban areas, with the Netherland being mostly made up of large cities. The Netherlands is in europe and canada is in north america the two are separated by the north atlantic ocean. The Netherlands have a typical maritime climate with mild summers and cold winters. Common throughout most of the year is wind and rain with the wettest being July and August. The driest month is March. The flat landscapes, make it that the wind is very strong, but the winds are much stronger along the coast. The average working week is around 40 hours for the people living in the Netherlands. They do not count lunch breaks as part of the official working hours so this means they do not get paid for it. So this means a 8 hour work day is really like 8.5 and 9 hours. The maximum number of hours that can be worked a day is 12 hours, with a maximum of 60 hours per week for shift work. Also in 16 weeks they can not work more than 48 hours a week. For the Birth rate “At birth: 1.04 male(s)/female, under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female, 15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female, 65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female, total population: 0.98 male(s)/female” Total fertility rate: 1.65 children born/woman Birth rate : 11.31 births/1,000 population meaning that there is a steady number in population coming in. (Population and Languages of Netherlands). For their education it is compulsory by law, for kids from 5 to 18 years. Children are obligated to do full time school from age five for 12 years until the age of 16, then one or two years part-time till they get their diploma at the age of 18. Children start primary school on the day after their fourth birthday. Offers high-quality education. In the renowned global Pisa/OECD rankings for the Netherlands’ education was ‘above average’ for mathematics (10th), and ranked 15th for reading and science. The literacy rate has been at a nice 99% since 2008 and that does not look to be going down anytime soon as their education is so good, this is because of the high quality education they offer with spending 8.3% of their GDP the most of all nations in the EU. The numeracy rate has a score of 280 for the Netherlands. 2. POLITICAL INFORMATION The King and the ministers together make up the Government of the Netherlands. They are a constitutional monarchy, which is a form of monarchy where the country exercises their authorities in accordance with constitution. So this means they have a parliamentary democracy, so the dutch monarch has no real political power, but is just a representative head of state.The party who has the greatest numbers in the parliament form the government, ithen the leader of this party becomes the prime minister. Then the executive functions are done by members of the cabinet that have been appointed by the prime minister. The King Willem-Alexander van Oranje-Nassau is the head of state of the Netherlands. The head of the government is the dutch politician Mark Rutte serving as the Prime Minister since 14 October 2010, being the leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy since 31 May 2006. PartyLeaderVotes at the general election of 2017Seats in the House of RepresentativesSeats in the SenatePeople’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)Mark Rutte2,238,3513313Party for Freedom (PVV)Geert Wilders1,372,941209Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)Sybrand Buma1,301,7961912Democrats 66 (D66)Alexander Pechtold1,285,8191910The top four parties in the Netherlands (Nordsieck) (Nordsieck) There are some political issues that affect the Netherlands. One being the widening gap between the highly educated citizens who benefit from all of the globalization and less educated citizens who feel victimized by the globalization. There is also a threat of the Netherlands being flooded as they are below sea level, and the water level is rising. With the impact of climate change and loss of the biodiversity on the Netherlands, this country will need to find a way to make it manageable, The Dutch ICT has called this vulnerability in infrastructure as a major problem. There is also the growing scarcities of water and raw materials which in turn might lead to armed conflict and disaster, but it is said that if managed wisely at local, national, regional and global levels there will be no problems. Netherlands are trying to find technical solutions that are not about the political handling of these problems.