The Netherlands as the world’s fifth happiest country

2022 marks the 10th annual edition of the World Happiness Report – the ranking of 146 countries across the globe according to how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. 

For the fifth year in a row, 2022 sees Finland claim the top spot. Rounding out the top five are Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and, of course, the Netherlands. Interestingly, researchers found that 97,6 percent of respondents from the Netherlands felt at peace with their life, while 86,9 percent felt the various aspects of their lives were in balance.

Education time

All pupils deserve an inspiring and challenging education, for which teaching time is of course an important precondition. To guarantee this, legal standards have been established for teaching time. The HSV ensures that parents can count on pupils receiving sufficient hours of education and supervision.

Based on the law, the HSV is obliged to offer pupils at least 7,520 hours of teaching time, calculated over eight school years. In practice, the timetable of the HSV offers 7,665.5 hours of teaching time. This means that the HSV offers 145.5 hours more teaching time than prescribed.