World Toilet Day 2020 - the establishment of the rankings

World Toilet Day 2020

Thursday 19 November 2020

Today is World Toilet Day. A day on which we, together with the MLDS, faithfully announce the most toilet friendly municipalities in The Netherlands. This year is extra special because it is a lustrum year: the fifth consecutive year that we publish the list of hospitable toilet municipalities. To celebrate this year we will not only publish the top 50, but we will also include all Dutch municipalities in our list. In addition, we have expanded the indicators on which this list is based in number and diversity. We share the differences in the creation of the list of 2019 and 2020 with you below.

World Toilet Day 2019
- The top 50 toilet-friendly municipalities were presented.
- Only the 50 largest municipalities (based on population) were included in the list.
- The list was based on 5 indicators(see next paragraph).
- As a municipality, you could earn up to 1,000 points.
- The most toilet-friendly municipalities in the Netherlands were municipality Alkmaar (956 points), Amersfoort (894 points) and Leeuwarden (861 points).


The 5 indicators of 2019
1. Number of inhabitants on 1 toilet (max. 500 points)
2. HogeNood partner (0 or 50 points)
3. number of toilet locations as of 31-10-2019 (max. 200 points)
4. number of toilet locations increased or decreased compared to 31-10-2018 (max. 50 points)
5. % increase or decrease compared to 31-10-2018 (max. 200 points)

World Toilet Day 2020

- The top 355 toilet-friendly municipalities in which all municipalities in the Netherlands are included is presented.
- The list is based on 6 indicators(see next paragraph).
- As a municipality you can still earn up to 1,000 points.
- The most toilet-friendly municipality in the Netherlands are the municipalities of Druten (756 points), Losser (747 points) and Rotterdam (740 points).

The 6 indicators of 2020
1. Number of inhabitants on 1 toilet (max. 300 points)
2. HogeNood partner (0 or 50 points)
3. The facilities per location. The more people the toilet is suitable for, the higher the number of points (max. 300 points)
4. The 500 meter standard, where one toilet is in the vicinity of another toilet (max. 150 points)
5. The % of all toilets that are public in relation to open (max. 100 points)
6. The policy of the municipality. Have questions been asked, has a motion been tabled, has a motion been passed, is there an active policy? (max. 100 points)