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Netherlands at a glance

Area41526 km2
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Neighboring countriesGermany und Belgium

Guide to Netherlands

The Netherlands belong to the Benelux Union along with Belgium and Luxembourg and are located in Western Europe on the North Sea. Around 25 percent of the total area lies below sea level. Dikes with a total length of around 3000 kilometres protect the flat landscapes from storm surges. Typical for the Netherlands are the canals, the windmills, famous painters like Rembrandt and van Gogh as well as the port of Rotterdam as the largest port in Europe. The capital Amsterdam is characterized by a unique cultural and nightlife. The best known nightlife district is Rembrandtplein. The city is also home to the internationally renowned and very successful football club Ajax Amsterdam.