Time zone: CET
Total area: 41,543 km²
Land area: 33,893 km²
Water area: 7,650 km²
Length of the state border: 1,027 km
Belgium: 450 km
Germany: 577 km
Coastline: 451 km
Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Overijssel, Utrecht, Zeeland, Zuid-Holland
Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz
Telephone code: 00 31 (Source: Allcitycodes)
Highest point: Vaalserberg 322 m
Population: approx. 16.9 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)
Population growth: 0.4% per year
Population density (residents per km²): 407
Life expectancy: 79 (male), 83 (female)
Official language: Dutch, German, English, French
- 28% Roman Catholic
- 19% Protestants
- 53% other
In the mild maritime climate, the weather is very changeable. Little rain falls in the summer period. The pleasant temperatures (around 20 ° C) are weakened again by the prevailing winds.
The winter months are cold and humid, with an average temperature between -5 ° C and 10 ° C. It often rains and occasionally snow.
Currency / finance
Currency unit: € / Euro (EUR)
Division: 1 € = 100 cents
ATMs: Available in many cities.
International credit cards: Accepted in many hotels and shops.
Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.
The following may be carried duty-free:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)
Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.
Increased security checks are in place on the access routes to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You should plan appropriate delays in your trip.
Fishing and finance are the main industries in the Netherlands.
Most of the gross domestic product is generated by the services offered there.
Industries: building materials, chemistry, finance, fishing and processing, mechanical engineering, microelectronics, tourism
Natural resources: natural gas, oil, farmland
- Usable land: 25%
- Grain cultivation: 3%
- Pasture area: 25%
- Forests: 8%
- other: 39%
The original flora of the Netherlands hardly exists in the original.
Almost all existing plants and tree species were planted through state afforestation programs.
Various species of birds and fish still exist in the Netherlands.
The habitat of animals on land was almost completely wiped out by industrial development.