The Future

  • Joos C. Droogleever FortuijnEmail author
  • Eduardo F. J. De Mulder
  • Ben C. De Pater
Part of the World Regional Geography Book Series book series (WRGBS)


This book depicts a country with a prosperous population and a globalised economy, located along the Noordzee and situated on a European river delta bestowed with rich natural resources. The previous chapters provide an overview of differences within the Netherlands, between regions and between social groups, in terms of economy, demography, culture and social conditions; however, in general social and spatial differences are rather moderate. Nevertheless, Dutch society is confronted with some challenges for its future.


Challenges for the future Scenarios Future geography of the Netherlands 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joos C. Droogleever Fortuijn
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eduardo F. J. De Mulder
    • 2
  • Ben C. De Pater
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Planning and International Development StudiesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft Technical University (emeritus)HaarlemThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Human Geography and Spatial PlanningUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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