It all depense on what you wanna do later in life?
Do it, it's a big difference. Nobody cares if you're 2 years older man.
what does it matter ur 2 years older, fucking girls younger then u is better anyways :)
I've done VWO, but on HBO now. Uni is just theory and research which didn't fit me at all (dropped out), but it might suit you.
HBO ICT has enough job offers anyway
loling @ teenagers thinking anything that's institutionalized matters in life
Being 2 years older than your classmates won't be such a problem. If you want to challenge yourself and explore your capabilities: do vwo --> university. If you can't make it to 6vwo, or you have to try exceptionally hard, you can always decide to quit and go to HBO.
Also as stated here above: there are possibilities to go from your 1st year of HBO to an university, but that requires additional certificates (English, math (if engineering study)) which you can overcome now by doing VWO and by adapting your learning style at VWO.
Who gives a fuck about 2 years older, theres a guy in my class whos 26 while im 17
xd VWO. I'm a smart guy cuz I dropped to Havo and now doing shitty HBO study which I won't pass so Imma do MBO xddd
You know you need to have followed an extra course to be able to go to VWO? (at least in my school)
I went from havo to HBO to a master in university. in total this takes 1 year longer than going to university directly.. however, VWO also takes 1 year longer than HAVO.. so in the end you lose the same amount of time.
+ HBO was the best student time of my life, on university u have so much less time to do enjoyable stuff.
I see you want to do something with economics. From my perspective it was 100% worth going to Erasmus (I study IBEB), because it's really challenging and a big career booster. Otherwise, like a lot of people above have mentioned, a lot of jobs don't even require university education so HBO could be better. The whole being older than your classmates thing is not really important, there are lots of older people in my class in university and have been in high school too. Good luck with making the decision.
if you think you'd enjoy more academic/theoretical education, you should go for it. but don't feel obliged to try to go to uni if you like practical education more