More people are emigrating from the Netherlands

Nearly 400 people a day leave the Netherlands to live in another country, a ‘sharp increase’ on a year ago, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.

Last year, 144,175 people emigrated, the paper says, quoting figures from the national statistics office CBS. In 2011, nearly 134,000 people left and in 2010, 121,000.

The main reasons for leaving are unhappiness about the political climate, the economic crisis and the fact society is becoming ‘harder’ the paper says.

Germany, Belgium and England were the most popular destinations, followed by Scandinavian countries.