WORKFORCE / EDUCATION

THE EEMSHAVEN REGION OFFERS A WELL-SKILLED WORKFORCE AND A WIDE RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES

COST OF LIVING / QUALITY OF LIFE

The housing market is relatively relaxed. It is easier to find a house in this region then elsewhere in the Netherlands. Either in the city center, close to bars, restaurants and movie theaters, or in the surrounding countryside. Also, housing costs are significantly lower. Houses in the Northern Netherlands for instance are generally more spacious and on average prised favorably than those in the western part of the Netherlands:

  • Crime rates are low, people feel safe
  • Roads are relatively uncongested, so there won’t be a daily traffic jam on the way to work
  • The air is clean, pollution levels are low
  • The Northern Netherlands offer a wide range of cultural facilities

PENETRATION OF INTERNET/MOBILE/COMPUTER USAGE
Dutch internet / computer usage is 94%, and almost all people have mobile phones

% ENGLISH SPEAKING
87% of the Dutch population speaks English

NO. OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
The number of university graduates of the total Dutch population between 15 and 65 years is 1,034,000

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ROBERT VAN TUINEN
business manager energy- & dataport
E-mail: r.vantuinen@groningen-seaports.com
Phone: +31 (0)62 224 3300

The city of Groningen is close to the Eemshaven (30 kilometres). Groningen is a city of students and o ers a wide range of education possibilities inclusive the Energy Academy Europe and Hanzehoge- school.

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