River IJssel, Netherlands

The Netherlands

Nederland (Dutch)

Kingdom of the Netherlands – Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Dutch): consists of 4 constituent countries: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten

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  • Country in Western Europe and partly in the Caribbean (3 special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba); founding member of the European Union
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Government seat: The Hague
  • Largest cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht
  • Borders: Germany, Belgium
  • Seas: North Sea
  • Climate: mild maritime climate, with moderately warm summers and cool winters and typically high humidity; Caribbean Netherlands: tropical climate
  • Official language: Dutch; co-official: English (in Saba and Sint Eustatius), Papiamentu (in Bonaire), West Frisian (in the Friesland province)
  • Religion: 50.7% non-religious, 23.6% Roman Catholic, 14.9% Reformed or Lutheran, 5.1% Islam, 5.6% other
  • Government: unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • King’s Day: 27 April (the birthday of King Willem-Alexander)
  • Area: 41,865 km² (water: 19.26%)
  • Population: 17,418,808; density: 521/km²
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)​, in Caribbean Netherlands: US dollar (USD)
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (CET), summer (DST): UTC+2 (CEST) – European Netherlands
  • Calling code: +31, +599 (Netherlands Antilles)
  • ISO 3166 code: NL
  • Internet TLD: .nl / .eu / .bq
  • Driving side: right
  • Electricity: 230V supply voltage and 50Hz, plug types: C and F

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REGIONS / provinces (12)

Drenthe – capital: Assen

Balloo | Diever | Dieverbrug | Dwingeloo | Zuidlaren

Flevoland – capital: Lelystad

Friesland – capital: Leeuwarden

Gelderland – capital: Arnhem

Groningen – capital: Groningen

Limburg – capital: Maastricht

North Brabant – capital: ‘s-Hertogenbosch

North Holland – capital: Haarlem


Overijssel – capital: Zwolle

KampenIJssel river | Zwolle

South Holland – capital: The Hague

Leiden | ScheveningenThe Hague

Utrecht – capital: Utrecht


Zeeland – capital: Middelburg








The Hague

Zuidlaren | Zwolle


Netherlands at EXPO 2020 Dubai

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Dutch cuisine (all posts)

A VIEW FROM THE TOP (aerial photography)

Netherlands From The Top (all posts) | Amsterdam From The Top (all posts)


Frank Boeijen – Kronenburg Park

Duncan Laurence – Arcade

Duncan Laurence with the song “Arcade” won Eurovision Song Contests 2019 in Tel Aviv.

S10 – De Diepte

S10 with the song “De Diepte” represented The Netherlands during Eurovision Song Contests 2022 in Turin, Italy.

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