April 15, 2023
On Saturday, November 19, 2022, it was World Toilet Day. On this day, attention is paid to the importance of good sanitation and access to clean and safe toilets for all.
In the Netherlands, there is work to be done because according to recent research has shown that one in five people regularly stay home because of the lack of toilets. It is therefore safe to say that this is a social problem. To draw attention to this problem on World Toilet Day we annually make the well-known ranking of "the most toilet-friendly municipality of the Netherlands" is announced.
Not only on World Toilet Day should attention be paid to (the solution of) this social problem. As far as we are concerned, this should always be on the agenda. That is why we zoom in on one of our 12 provinces every month on our website, giving insight into how the municipalities within that province are doing. Would you also like to be the first to receive this data in your mailbox every month? Sign up for the newsletter!
We go down the provinces not in alphabetical order, but by the best municipality of the worst province to be found Last month it was the turn of the province of Overijssel and now it is Drenthe.
Province of Groningen - Municipality of Groningen (124) - December 2022
Province of Flevoland - Municipality of Noordoostpolder (90) - January 2023
Province of Gelderland - Municipality of Harderwijk (16) - February 2023
Province of Overijssel - Municipality of Losser (11) - March 2023
Province of Drenthe - Municipality of Assen (10) - April 2023
Province of North Brabant - Municipality of Vught (7) - May 2023
Province of Limburg - Municipality of Roermond (6)- June 2023
Province of South Holland -Municipality of Rotterdam (5) - July 2023
Province of North Holland - Municipality of Alkmaar (4) - August 2023
Province of Friesland - Municipality of Schiermonnikoog (3) - September 2023
Province of Utrecht - Municipality of Utrecht (2) - October 2023
Province of Zeeland - Municipality of Veere (1) - November 2023
The most toilet-friendly municipality in the province of Drenthe is the municipality of Assen. With a total of 700 points, they managed to secure 1st place.
In order to paint a vivid and clear picture of the need for more toilets for the municipalities within the province of Drenthe, we have broken down the number of inhabitants per available toilet for each municipality. We want to emphasize that visitors and tourists to the municipality are not included here at
For example, even in the best scoring municipality in this province (municipality of Drenthe), a total of 1,408 residents have to share one public/open toilet, with a total of 49 toilets. In the least scoring municipality (municipality of Coevorden), there are 7 toilets for residents, making the 5,074 residents share one toilet. There is plenty of room for improvement! The number of people who have to share a toilet is 1 of the 6 indicators on which the national ranking is based.
We have listed the full rankings of municipalities within the province of Drenthe for you below and whether they have increased or decreased in the province compared to last year.
For a full view of the table, it is best to turn your mobile in landscape or look at it on a desktop.