The land is low-lying, the work hierarchy is flat, and the tulips really came from Turkey. Welcome to The Netherlands, a happy, progressive nation that is responsible for churning out tall men and orange carrots.
The Netherlands is the 26th destination on our ’round-the-world video curation tour of work cultures in many nations. We invite you to join us, watch out for us on our social channels (#CultureCoordinates) and let us know what these videos get right-or don’t-about working in different countries.
Enjoy extra cash for holidays, and daddy days…
…and questioning your boss without fear of reprisal
Fast Culture Facts for The Netherlands
- 1 million, with a very high population density of 412 people per square kilometer.
- 9 million – with a labor force participation rate of 71.4%, higher than that of the U.S. Women make up 46.2% of the workforce.
- The Netherlands’s GDP was $912.8 billion in 2018, making it the 7th largest in Europe and the 17th largest economy in the world Services make up 2% of GDP, followed by industry, at 17.9% and agriculture, at 1.6%
- The Netherlands ranks 38th of 158 nations in terms of gender equality. Women earn about 8% of what men earn for similar work. The vast majority of The Netherlands’ population is Dutch in ethnicity (76%), with about 8% from other European nations. The nation also has a significant number of Moroccan, Indonesian and Surinamese people. The Netherlands has some issues with racial discrimination against minorities. The nation was the first to legalize gay marriage. The Netherlands also bans job and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender identity.
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