Almere, as a new modern city, is the second largest city in the Amsterdam Area. This place is well known as "Amsterdam New Land". Almere is ideal for families because it is small, modern, cozy and thoughtfully planned. Additionally, here you can find a free place for building own house with your design according to your needs and desires. Moreover, there is one interesting fact that there are a lot of internationals, so this city is comfortable for English-speaking expats.
largest city in the Amsterdam Area
Everybody in the Netherlands before going to the specialist has to see a general practitioner first. Furthermore, you can choose a GP by yourself.
Medications are provided by pharmacies in Almere. Here you can choose which one to visit.
In Almere in 2008 "Almere Health City" project was set up. It includes innovative healthcare facilities, a lot of opportunities for students, researchers and doctors.
Dutch healthcare system in 2015 was rated as the best in Europe (this country spends around 11.2% of GDP on health). Furthermore, almost all doctors there speak English (English is a second language for more than 80% of Dutch). Besides, it is obligatory to take out standard health insurance in the Netherlands for everyone.
Your employer will pay 6.75% of your salary for you for the basic insurance (Zvw), and deduct 9.65% from your pay for the long-term care (Wlz). Also you have to pay monthly contributions to your health insurer.
There is a three-level educational system in the Netherlands. On the third level you can choose between vocational (HBO = University of Applied Sciences) and academic (WO = Research University) level. Bachelor's and Master's degree are available. There are two kinds of institutions in the Netherlands: private and governmental (Dutch government sets Dutch university fees). For EU students Dutch university fees start from 1 950 EUR, but for non-EU students Dutch university fees for Bachelor`s programmes are between 6 000 EUR and 15 000 EUR and for Master’s programmes between 8 000 EUR and 20 000 EUR. Moreover, here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Almere.
Almere, as a city with oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68 °F) and in winter 0°C (32 °F). Moreover, rainy days are common in Almere.
average temperature in summer
average temperature in winter
Almere, as a very safe city, has a safety level of 79% safe according to Numbeo’s rating and 85% according to Hikersbay. And about crime, this city is also safe for residents.
Safety index "Hikersbay"
Safety index "Numbeo"
Almere, as the newest city in the Netherlands, is considered as the fastest growing part of the Netherlands in terms of economy. That`s why Almere attracts the best professionals from different countries.
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