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National economy of Netherlands - industries, GDP and prosperity level

The Netherlands has a very favorable starting economic position, thanks to its location in the center of Western Europe. At the moment, the level of development is high. According to the European Union, the country ranks 6th among all members. The economy is oriented mainly on foreign countries. The policy of peace is applied most of the world, creating new ones and developing established economic relations. According to the world rating of economic freedom, the Netherlands occupies the 13th position among more than 150 countries. The country's GDP before the crisis in 2002 was very high - more than 4 percent. However, at the moment, the indicators are lower, while inflation is 2.4 percent per year. The security level is quite high. The unemployment in the kingdom is the lowest in the entire European Union.
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Industry in the country is at the top level. The products are upscale and competitive. The first place is occupied by oil and gas producing assets, followed by the chemical industry, metallurgy, metalworking, electrical engineering, and the manufacturing sector. The power industry is recognized as one of the most important branches of the country's economy. The main mass of electricity is produced by thermal stations. There are only two nuclear facilities in the country. Petroleum products make a quarter of Dutch imports. The ferrous metallurgy of the country is well-developed. Mechanical engineering is up to par. Products of electrical, textile, construction, oil and chemical industries are in demand not only at home, but also abroad. Much attention is focused on the development of transport and machinery for the agricultural sector. The products of Philips corporation are in great demand all over the world. The shipping industry is constantly developing and modernizing itself.
In the post-war period, the active development of the automobile industry began. The joint Volvo company created by Sweden and the Netherlands brings high dividends every year. A huge contribution to the economy of the country is made by the developed transportation system that occupies the 4th position in the world. Rotterdam is still considered the largest port in the world in terms of the cargo turnover; the largest oil refineries are located here. The loyal tax legislation allowed the development of land and sea freight turnover. The policy of the Netherlands is aimed at the world liberalization, and this has become an excellent aid for air cargo branch. The lion's share of all income from exported transport services is generated by air transport, which surpasses even navigation. The food industry is well-developed, especially the production of fermented milk products. Agriculture in the kingdom is growing actively, although it still contributes less in the overall economy. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Since 2011, the Netherlands government together with the monarch has undertaken harsh measures to save money. During this period, there was a significant decrease in tax revenues, as well as a decrease in the country's total GDP. The budget deficit was reduced only in 2013, after a significant increase of taxes for developed industries. Along with this, social expenditures per capita increased too, due to the increase in the unemployment allowance. Despite the difficulties, the Netherlands is still at a fairly high economic level. Therefore, all socially unprotected sections of the population get large monthly payments and pensions. The economy of the Netherlands, first of all, is focused on the welfare of every single citizen of the country. The comfortable environment for the emergence and development of small business is created, while the system of cost reduction functions normally. The insurance system is well-developed too. Therefore, absolutely all citizens of the country feel protected.
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Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum

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The guests of Amsterdam have a unique opportunity to visit the Museum of Marijuana. Such a facility can hardly be imagined in any other city in the world. The museum was opened in 1991. Its founder was Ben Dronkers, for whom the breeding of hemp became the life-work. Visitors to the museum will learn that hemp is one of the oldest grasses on the planet, which has long been applied.

The hemp was used for cooking, from this grass the remedies were made of many diseases and even fabric and paper. The large collection of exhibits illustrates this remarkable fact: in the museum one can see the old medical books and recipes, the beautiful clothes and even the old Heupräparate. Part of the exposure is dedicated to 'the smoke side of the question'. Here is a rich collection of old pipes, ... Read all
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Hard Rock Will Open a Casino in London

The company was honored with several important awards. For example, Forbes Magazine named Hard Rock a Top Employer for Women in 2019 and 2020. Last year, Forbes additionally called the company one of the Best Employers for Diversity. Some hotels in the portfolio are truly unique – the first Guitar Hotel in the world, which is open in South Florida, the US, was selected as the 2020 Property of the Year by Global Gaming. In addition to the operating hotel in London, Hard Rock plans to open one more hotel that will be located in the former Kellogg’s factory. The abandoned factory will be transformed into a 353-room hotel. The first phase is set to open in late 2022. Read this

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Microeconomics of Netherlands cities - shopping

Amsterdam
Bijenkorf remains the main department store in Amsterdam. It is located in the heart of the city on Dam Square. The store is open in a beautiful historic building. Inside visitors will find shops of internationally famous clothes and accessory brands, jewelry boutiques and electronics shops, as well as several stores … Read more
Maastricht
If you’re on a budget or simply do not want to spend much, shops located in Wyck district would suit you better. The shops in this part of the city have a lot more democratic prices. Besides clothes, one can buy interesting souvenirs. There are pavilions with classic and inexpensive souvenirs, and there are more … Read more
Rotterdam
Beurs Traverse is widely recognized as the main shopping street in Rotterdam. It’s easy to spend a whole day walking along shining display windows and admiring the variety of goods for sale. There are many interesting specialty shops on Beurs Traverse. Some of them offer fantastic Dutch cheese, and some shops offer … Read more
The Hague
Around the central square is the famous Haagsche Bluf shopping district. Local stores are located in nice historic buildings. There is a huge choice of souvenir shops. You can buy exciting handmade clay crafts and souvenir attributes with symbols of the city at a very attractive price. In this trading quarter are … Read more
Groningen
In the central streets of the city nearby Grote Markt, there are many clothing stores of different stylistic and price categories. Folk Conceptstore stands among them. It offers customers beautiful designer clothes, made of natural fabrics. In addition to clothing, they sell excellent household goods. You can choose … Read more
Delft
Delft The Read shop is an ideal place for lovers of books. It is the largest bookshop, which, furthermore, is really stylishly decorated. It sells books in different languages. Travellers are attracted to this store by a large choice of guides and colourful postcards, which can be purchased per less than 1 euro. It … Read more

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