• Officially: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Capital: Amsterdam


  • Population: 17 million
  • Language: Dutch
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 80 years (men), 84 years (women)
  • The Netherlands is a founding member of the European Union, Eurozone, G10, NATO, OECD, and WTO.
  • Currency: Euro


  • Area 41,864 sq km (16,164 sq miles)
  • More than a quarter of its total area under sea level
    • 50% is less than one metre above sea level
  • Netherlands consists of twelve provinces


  • The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and world’s largest port outside Asia
  • The world’s second biggest beer exporter, after Mexico


  • Overtourism: Amsterdam
  • The Netherlands is one of the five founding states of the Schengen agreement, signed on 14 June 1985.
  • Stereotypically known for the colourful tulips, numerous windmills and delicious cheese
  • The Netherlands has given the world many of it’s most famous artists including:
    • Rembrandt
    • Vermeer
    • Van Gogh
    • Mondrian


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The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) maintains a national terrorism threat level for the Netherlands.


This page was last updated on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 by Robert Vinet