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Old 06-15-2018, 05:08 AM
 
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Say you have a job that it is taking you to Europe, so your options have narrowed down to
The Hague (NL) or Rome (IT).

Which one would you recommend as an expat?

the expat would move there with a spouse, no children, both professionals, making foreign salary.

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Old 06-15-2018, 05:33 AM
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The Hague is nice and quiet, near to a beach and has crap weather. you can ride your bike everywhere. nightlife is small but decent. the city is international but shuts down early.

i think Rome would be more exciting.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Rome is big and loud, near to a beach and has nice weather. You can't ride your bike anywhere. nightlife should be allright. the city never shuts down.


i think The Hague has better work options.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:15 PM
 
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Quickly opt out for other Benelux communities. The Hague seems overly dreary or grim when using comparable examples of living atmosphere to remaining very vast choices final conclusion. Infinitely preferable at Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent within the vicinity. Ironically, Rome Italy is continuing to win.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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I would recommend to visit Rome because this city has many interesting things to do and most importantly it is situated near beach and their nightlife is too good. So, you may go there for the best expat experience.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I met someone recently who was an expat in the Hauge and loves it. He was married with two kids.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Brussels
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Rome is very good for visiting a few days, but living there is a pain. High rental prices, a transportation system that does not work propertly. The city is dirty and it doesn't work in general. Italian working life sucks (long hours) and you don't earn much. Endless bureaucracy.

The Hague is small but nice. Weather could be a pain if you are used to other things. But quality of life is superior than in Rome.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I am an American living in the Netherlands, and I have a colleague from Rome. His assessment is the same as the above poster; Rome is dirty compared to most places in the Netherlands, and he does not want to live there again. He said he appreciates the quality of life here a lot more after he goes back to visit family in Rome.

However, night life will be better in Rome, so if that is a higher priority, you may enjoy it more than The Hague. Weather is cooler and more grey here, but I love the cooler summer weather compared to the south.
It really depends on what matters most to you.

Also make sure to research the cost of living in each area. I took a pay cut to move here, but with the difference in living expenses, my net is actually higher.

Will you have a chance to spend a little time in either or both locations before making your decision?

Best of luck!
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Neither. I'd reshuffle the deck, and hope to draw two better options.
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