Eindhoven is a major city in the province of North Brabant. Until the industrial revolution (19th-20th century), this city was like a village. Less than a century later, Eindhoven becomes the fifth-largest city in the Netherlands. Today this city hosts many technically oriented companies and the Eindhoven University of Technology. Furthermore, Eindhoven became a capital of Dutch design in the last ten years. Additionally, this city is the "greenest" in the country.
largest city in the Netherlands
among the 'greenest' cities in the country
In Eindhoven most doctors and specialists speak English in hospitals. However, you can ask for translators to be present at the consultation. All family doctors have to have the same education in the Netherlands and before signing up with doctor`s practice, you have the opportunity to interview him/her and choose the right family doctor. Furthermore, there is 24/7 medical and pharmacists coverage in Eindhoven.
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 Eindhoven.
Eindhoven, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 21°C (70 °F) and in winter 6°C (43°F). Furthermore, frosts are common in winter in Eindhoven.
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Eindhoven is a safe city with the low crime rate. For instance, the gun death rate here is 0.58 per 100 000 people a year (compared to other cities Eindhoven is a place with almost no guns). Due to the Teleport, Eindhoven is in position 45 of 265 in a ranking for the safest cities (where 1 is the best and 265 — the worst) and due to the Numbeo, crime index here is only 24.29/100.
position in the list among 265 the safest cities "Teleport"
Eindhoven, as a city which has grown from a little town, now is considered as one of the biggest cities in the Netherlands. Furthermore, this city attracts many hi-tech companies. That`s why Eindhoven is a major technology and industrial hub. Now, this city attracts a lot of highly-skilled migrants.
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