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View Poll Results: Denmark,The Netherlands, or Finland
Denmark 20 34.48%
Finland 9 15.52%
The Netherlands 29 50.00%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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Just an individual who's considering moving to one of the above countries. Please, tell me your personal favorite and elaborate as to why. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Airstrip 1, Oceania
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I'm curious as to why you pick these three countries. Do have fluency in all three languages?
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:02 AM
 
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Denmark is like the Netherlands (a very progressive, environment friendly society), but with only half NL's density. DK wins!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Milan, Italy
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Overall, I think Denmark may be a better country. The Netherlands is good too. Finland is a bit weird, it's socially and politically the best out of the three, but honestly it lags in the other aspects.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Yes, that is an odd choice of locations. Especially Finland. The factors that would make Denmark and the Netherlands attractive probably won't be found there.

A short but very important question - are you a Schengen national or have some other legal right to be in any of the three countries? If not you might find it complicated to realize your plan.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Denmark is BO-ring!! The Netherlands can literally barely keep its head above water. Finland is cool. The language is cool, too. And they have cool reindeerherding traditions in the north.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Most stunning nature: Finland
Most vibrant cities: Netherlands
Overall best: Denmark
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Denmark is BO-ring!! The Netherlands can literally barely keep its head above water. Finland is cool. The language is cool, too. And they have cool reindeerherding traditions in the north.
Exaggerate much?

Without sounding like an obnoxious nationalist, I'd choose the Netherlands out of those options. It is wealthier, better health care system, more major cities, more diverse population, most progressive, excellent tertiary education, great infrastructure, not as cold, etc.

Finland has the best primary/secondary education system out of the three, the nicest language (imo) and probably the most beautiful nature.

Denmark has a lot of the same qualities as the Netherlands. It is not as densely populated which is undoubtedly a plus for some (e.g. Pigeonhole in this thread). I can see why people must think of the Netherlands as one big city considering the size of the population (17 million) for such a small country but it's not evenly spread out. Almost half of the population (7+ million) live in the Randstad, a relatively small area in the West of the country that includes the four biggest cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. The Northern and Eastern provinces of the Netherlands are not nearly as densely populated. They mostly consist of countryside, villages and small towns, although they're still relatively densely populated compared to most parts of Denmark and Finland. If you're looking for wide open spaces and miles of uninhabited land, the Netherlands is not the place for you
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I would choose Denmark. I like the land and sea, the culture, the food.

If there was something you absolutely loved about one of the others, say, Amsterdam's cities or camping on a Finnish lake, they are not so far afield.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Milan, Italy
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I would choose Denmark. I like the land and sea, the culture, the food.

If there was something you absolutely loved about one of the others, say, Amsterdam's cities or camping on a Finnish lake, they are not so far afield.
Danish cities are amazing too!

It's a really amazing place.
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