Safety

Gay Friendly, tolerance

Rotterdam, like other major cities in the Netherlands, is open to a diverse range of cultures and customers, also the LGBTQ community.

That said, Rotterdammers love to mix and mingle and the Dutch are welcoming and inclusive people, meaning every type of person is welcome to be part of the friend group.

Erasmus Pride

Erasmus University has set up its own organization, Erasmus Pride, which is an initiative intended for LGBTQ staff and students of the institution. They focus on connecting, representing and strengthening the LGBTQ community working or studying at Erasmus University. 

Donovan Liauw
To me, Coming Out Day is a day that raises awareness of people in the LGBTQ+ world and the need for them to feel able to be who they are.
Donovan Liauw
Student at Rotterdam School of Management
Read the complete interview about Donovan about Coming Out Day

Peace Index

The Netherlands is among the safest countries in the world, according to the 2018 Global Peace Index, and Dutch companies are well-represented and industry group leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The Netherlands is also has a great standard of living.

Crime Rate

In general, the Netherlands is considered to be a safe country, especially compared to its Southern European neighbours where crime rates are higher. According to SafeAround, Netherlands is the 16th most safe country with a safety index of 84.7.