Social Policy, Work, Health and Sports
The main principle of the Dutch social policy is that everyone must be able to play an equally active role in society. The government regulates the degree to which the health and safety of employees at work should be protected. Promoting a healthy life style helps to prevent excessive use of the health system.
In the spotlight
In 2016 the Netherland will decide whether to bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games.
The Netherlands has a toleration policy for soft drugs, but this does not mean that soft drugs are legal.