The Netherlands is the 6th happiest country in the World (again!)

The Dutchies did it again. All that cheese, nature, stroopwafels, drop and weed must be working because the Netherlands is the 6th happiest country in the world. And this is not the first time! Thinking about moving to the Netherlands? You have another reason to do so!


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Wanna be happy? Move to the Netherlands (or Finland)


So not #1 happiest country ey?

If you are wondering which country came in first place, look no further than Finland according to 2018 World Happiness report.

Each year, UN surveys more than 150 countries by the happiness of their citizens. The researchers consider topics like are wealth, quality of the healthcare, social contentment, healthy lifespan, trust in society and the government and freedom. Looks like Dutchies are not doing that bad in all of them.

What does the Top 10 look like?

When it comes to happiness, Finland is this year’s top ranking country. On the other hand, the top 10 hasn’t changed much in the last two years, only swapping of places. The countries which held the top spot in the last 4 years are Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and now, Finland. (we kinda see a pattern here- is this the time to move up north?)

Now, let’s talk about the 6th happiest country The Netherlands. The Dutch have become slightly less happy when compared to 2017 but still kept its 6th place. Not bad Dutchies, not bad at all!

Top 10:

  1. Finland
  2. Norway
  3. Denmark
  4. Iceland
  5. Switzerland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Canada
  8. New Zealand
  9. Sweden
  10. Australia

Not all about happiness

It’s not all about the happiest country folks. One of the interesting facts that the report pointed out was the biggest health problems that threatens happiness. Obesity takes the first place. Followed by the opioid crisis and the third biggest threat is depression. Although this was still in a global context, the focus of this part was on the United States, where all three problems are growing more rapidly than the rest of the world.

So here comes the big question: Do you agree with the Netherlands being the 6th happiest country in the world? Don’t forget to share with us in the comments!

Ceren Spuyman
Ceren Spuyman
Born and raised in Istanbul, Ceren moved when she decided to follow her own Dutchie. Being restless by nature, she is now busy with everything Dutch by majoring in Dutch Studies at Leiden University while living in Delft. Her hobbies are petting as many cats as possible.


  1. Things are very good organized. So it’s a good country in general to live in.
    But surprised as the Dutch complain and nitpick soooo much.

  2. Ha ha dah…… country of rasists and materialists …. Duchies are not universal …. 1 program writen in the head and all the life like this …. booooooooring life … SOLD!!!!


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