Total area: 41,848 km2
Population: 16,647,000(2011 estimate)
Currency: Euro (€)
Official language(s): Dutch
Governement: Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch
Internet TLD: .nl
Calling code: +31
The Netherlands is a country located in northwestern Europe. Belgium is bordered by Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. To the North and West, Netherlands is bordered by the North Sea. The capital and the largest city of Netherlands is Amsterdam.
Communication network is dense and well maintained. Here, there can be found the second largest port in the world - Rotterdam - 30% of the goods transported by sea, loaded and unloaded in EU countries pass through Dutch ports. Make sure to not miss: the art cities - Amsterdam, visited by about 50% of the foreign tourists, Hague with the Peace Palace opened in 1913, Utrech with numerous museums.
It is recommended to avoid visiting Amsterdam during Easter because it is very crowded. The most indicated period to visit the Netherlands is during the summer and earl yOctober because the weather is alike an Indian summer.
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