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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Worlds Friendliest Countries: No 46 Netherlands


Ease of settling in: 43

Feeling at home: 48

Finding friends: 56


The Netherlands is mostly famous for its capital city, Amsterdam, which is one of the most progressive in the world while being steeped in history. People flock to the city to see its winding canals dotted with traditional houses. 

Sadly, the popularity of Amsterdam has made some Dutch nationals resentful toward tourists, who have made the city center difficult to live in. Still, this doesn't mean you won't be greeted with friendliness — as long as you act like a decent human being and come for the culture and food rather than the city's sultrier offers. 

Another good way to get on the good side of the Dutch is to get out of Amsterdam and visit the often-neglected rest of the country. 

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