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The Netherlands is a small and densely populated country in northwestern Europe. The country is about the size of Switzerland. The capital is Amsterdam, the seat of government is in The Hague. Holland is a part of the Netherlands, a region in the west. It is a very flat country, criss-crossed by canals, rivers and lakes. Around a quarter of the country’s area is below sea level. Much of the land was wrested from the sea through dikes and drainage. The Netherlands borders the North Sea in the north and west. The country has a temperate maritime climate with warm summers and mild winters.

The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy. A queen or a king is the head of state, but the political decisions are made by parliament. In the 17th century, the Netherlands was one of the most important colonial powers in the world. Today people from more than 180 nations live in the country. The West Frisians are at home in the north of the Netherlands, in the province of Friesland (Fryslân). The West Frisians are recognized as a national minority. They are assured of the protection of their language and culture. The country is prosperous and technologically advanced. It has a strong economy with powerful companies. The people in the Netherlands live with and from the water. So the waterways also serve as a transport route. With Rotterdam the Netherlands has one of the largest seaports in the world. The country is known for its cheese, colorful tulips and windmills.

The Netherlands belongs to the Benelux countries and is a founding member of NATO and the European Union. According to COUNTRYAAH, Netherlands is a nation in Western Europe, the capital city of which is Amsterdam. The latest population of Netherlands is 17,134,883. MYSTERYAROUND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Netherlands, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Geography
The Netherlands are in Western Europe. They border the North Sea to the west and north, Germany to the east and Belgium to the south. The Netherlands is a very flat country. The coast is rich in bays and protected against storm surges by dykesand natural dunes. Around a quarter of the country is below sea level. Numerous trenches and canals crisscross the country. They ensure the drainage of the soil and the extraction of new land (polder). In the 17th century, windmills were mainly used to pump the water out of the polders. This work is now done by electric pumps.

The largest rivers are Meuse, Rhine and Scheldt. The inland waters make up around a sixth of the country’s area. The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in the Netherlands. Off the Dutch coast, the Wadden Sea, which run along the island chain of the West Frisian Islands (located Frisian Islands). They serve as a nesting place for numerous birds. Seals, gray seals and porpoises can also be seen here. In the Middle Ages, the Netherlands was still covered with thick forests. Today only about 10% of the country’s area is forested. Typical forest animals are foxes, deer and wild boars. The highest point in the Netherlands is in the triangle on the border with Belgium and Germany. It is the Vaalserberg with 322 meters.

The country has a temperate maritime climate. Summers are warm but not particularly hot, and winters are mild. Winds blow mostly from the west all year round. The Caribbean islands of the Netherlands have a tropical climate. It’s warm here all year round.

Amsterdam Sights

City highlights Anne Frankhuis In the rear building on Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, the Jewish girl Anne Frank hid from July 6, 1942 to August 4, 1944 with her mother and sister as well as her father and four other people, before she was first transferred to the Westerbork Jewish transit camp after her arrest was… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Netherlands

GMAT Testing Locations We have found 4 GMAT test centres in Netherlands, located in Amsterdam, Diemen, Nieuwegein, and Utrecht. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. #1. IP Campus Amsterdam Dalsteindreef 1042 1112 XC Diemen Netherlands Phone: +31205618182 Test Center Information We are located at the Campus Diemen Zuid.… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Netherlands

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »