Netherlands Travel Guide

Netherlands Hotels

Netherlands Travel Destination
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arnheim, Netherlands
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Breda, Netherlands
Bussum, Netherlands
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Groningen, Netherlands
Haarlem, Netherlands
Hague, Netherlands
Heerlen, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands
Leiden, Netherlands
Maastricht, Netherlands
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Purmerend, Netherlands
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Shertogen, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands

Netherlands Tourism:
Amsterdam Attractions
The Randstad Attractions
Hoge Veluwe Attractions
Maastricht Attractions

Netherlands Directory & Netherlands Travel Information
History of Netherlands:
Dutch Republic 1581–1795
Under French influence 1795–1815

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Netherlands World War II
Netherlands Recent History

Rivers of Netherlands
Delta Works of Netherlands

Climate of Netherlands

Nature of Netherlands

Economy of Netherlands
Infrastructure, Agriculture


Government of Netherlands
Political Parties of Netherlands
Administrative Divisions


Demographics of Netherlands
Languages of Netherlands
Religion in Netherlands


Culture of Netherlands


Education in Netherlands


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The Netherlands is a country that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. The Netherlands is located in Northwestern Europe, and bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague.

The Netherlands is often called Holland, which is formally incorrect as North and South Holland are merely two of its twelve provinces. The word Dutch is used to refer to the people, the language, and anything appertaining to the Netherlands.

Being one of the first parliamentary democracies, the Netherlands was a modern country from its very foundation. Among other affiliations the country is a founding member of the European Union (EU), NATO, OECD, WTO, and has signed the Kyoto protocol. With Belgium and Luxembourg it forms the Benelux economic union. The country is host to five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The former four are situated in The Hague as is the EU's criminal intelligence agency Europol. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world's legal capital."

The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 27% of its area and 60% of its population located below sea level. Significant areas have been gained through land reclamation and preserved through an elaborate system of polders and dikes. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills of the Ardennes in the far south–east and several low-hill ranges in the central parts created by ice-age glaciers.

The Netherlands is a densely populated country. It is known for its traditional windmills, tulips, cheese, clogs, delftware and gouda pottery, for its bicycles, and in addition, traditional values and civil virtues such as its social tolerance. The country has more recently become known for its liberal policies toward drugs, prostitution, homosexuality, and euthanasia. It also has one of the most free market capitalist economies in the world, ranking 12th of 157 countries on one index.


Netherlands Most Popular Attractions and Landmarks

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the Netherlands' capital, is one of the world's best hangouts, a place where you can immerse yourself in history, in art, in the head of a beer or a self-rolled smokestack. The city is a canny blend of old and new: radical squatter art installations hang off 17th-century eaves, BMWs give way to bicycles and triple-strength monk-made beer is served in steel and glass 'grand cafés'. Read More about Amsterdam Attractions...

The Randstad

The Randstad translates as 'Urban Agglomeration'. It's the Netherlands' most densely populated region, spreading in a circle from Amsterdam, incorporating the Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht, and smaller towns like Haarlem, Leiden and Delft. The area's most spectacular sight are the bulb fields which explode into colour between March and May. Read More about The Randstad Attractions...

Hoge Veluwe

The Hoge Veluwe is the country's largest national park and home to the wonderful Kröller-Müller Museum. The park itself covers 5500 hectares and is a strange mix of forests and woods, shifting sands and heath moors that provide a sense of isolation (if not actual isolation) found nowhere else on the Dutch mainland. Read More about Hoge Veluwe...

Maastricht

The Netherland's oldest city, Maastricht sits at the bottom end of the thin finger of land which juts down between Belgium and Germany. Its history stretches back to 50 BC when the Romans set up camp on the bank of the River Meuse. Fortification walls still partly surround the city, and you can explore a 10km labyrinth of tunnels on the city's western outskirts. Read More about Maastricht...


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Netherlands Travel Destination
Amsterdam Netherlands - Arnheim Netherlands - Bodegraven Netherlands - Breda Netherlands - Bussum Netherlands
Eindhoven Netherlands
- Groningen Netherlands - Haarlem Netherlands - Hague Netherlands - Heerlen Netherlands
Hilversum Netherlands
- Leiden Netherlands - Maastricht Netherlands - Nijmegen Netherlands - Purmerend Netherlands
Rotterdam Netherlands
- Shertogen Netherlands - Utrecht Netherlands

Netherlands Travel Informations and Netherlands Travel Guide
History of Netherlands - Dutch Republic 1581–1795 - Under French influence 1795–1815 - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands World War II - Netherlands Recent History

Rivers of Netherlands - Delta Works of Netherlands - Climate of Netherlands - Nature of Netherlands
Economy of Netherlands - Infrastructure, Agriculture - Government of Netherlands
Political Parties of Netherlands - Administrative Divisions - Demographics of Netherlands
Languages of Netherlands - Religion in Netherlands - Culture of Netherlands - Education in Netherlands

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