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This summer I went on a trip to the Netherlands visiting cities of various sizes throughout the country from south east to north west. The main stops (for which my question is meant) were Eindhoven, s-Hertogenbosch, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Leiden.

At some point during this trip I noticed that the only beggar (i.e. homeless person in shabby clothes asking for money, no offense!) I ever saw was a woman in Eindhoven. Coming from Germany I am used to being asked for some money in pretty much every city.

I looked up the ratio of homeless people of both countries on wikipedia and it states 0.42% for Germany and 0.19% for the Netherlands. So as a matter of fact, there are homeless people in the Netherlands, but why did I not see them in any of the cities listed above?

closed as off-topic by fkraiem, Henning Makholm, Ali Awan, Michael, reirab Sep 22 '17 at 14:52

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about Dutch society; not travel. – fkraiem Sep 22 '17 at 9:19
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    I don't know, but in any case just because it's off-topic everywhere else doesn't make it on-topic here. – fkraiem Sep 22 '17 at 9:26
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    @fkraiem Wow.. I did not even suggest it is on topic here because it might be off-topic everywhere else. You might calm down. I accepted your point and was asking if anyone (the question was not even for you only) can suggest where this question might be better placed. – Nras Sep 22 '17 at 9:31
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    I think @fkraiem's response was because you asked "at which stackexchange community" rather than "is there any SE community" -- which could suggest you thought every possible question must be on topic somewhere on SE. – Henning Makholm Sep 22 '17 at 10:02
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    It might be that they try to keep the areas high with tourist activity 'clean' of beggars and the like. They (try) to do that in Belgium too. So they are still there, just in the less traversed area's where tourists might go. – Robin Sep 22 '17 at 13:19

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