Every year, current affairs magazine Elsevier draws up a list of the best places in the Netherlands to live. The list is based on three things. First is the ambiance – the proximity to museums, luxury shops, cafes and if the town centre is ‘historic’. Second is Groen-Blauw – how close it is to parks and nature and the sea? Third is Harmonie – what the neighbourhood is like to live in – is there crime, dog shit and noisy neighbours?
Not surprisingly, this is not a list for those who prefer to live in the city.
In the far distance, you can see a pony
1. Zwarte Berg in Laaren
2. Rijkerspaarkbuurt in Velsen
3. Oostereng in Laren
4. Bredius Oost in Bussem
5. Bredius West in Bussem
7. Rembrandtpark in Naarden
8. Heemsteedse Dreef and Schildersbuurt in Heemstede
9. Van Merlenbuurt and Valkenburgerplein in Heemstede
10. Aerdenhout centre