Where Are The Netherlands ?  

The Netherlands is a country located in the western region of Europe at the juncture of three rivers namely; the Rhine, the Meuse and the Schelde. The country is surrounded by Belgium towards its south sharing a border of 450 kilometers, Germany covers it from the eastern and northern sides with the border between the two being 577 kilometers in length and the North Sea is present towards the west of the country.

The country demonstrates a total area of 41,526 sq. kms incorporating a coastline of 451 kilometers and land borders that are 1,027 kms in length. The word, ‘Netherlands’ actually means low lands, which illustrates the fact that this country is located below sea level. In fact, the Netherlands is known across the world for its density of population and low lying terrain. Many people refer to the Netherlands as Holland. However, this terminology is not correct as North Holland and South Holland merely represent 2 provinces of the country.

The largest cities of the Netherlands are Amsterdam and Rotterdam, each having a population of around 1.1 million. Some of the other significant cities include Hague with a population of 700,000 and Utrecht housing 554,000 people. While Amsterdam represents the official capital of the nation as per the constitution, Hague is the administrative location from where the government operates. The residence of the monarch and several foreign embassies are also present in Hague. Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles situated in the Caribbean are the two colonies still prevalent in the country.

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Family Tours To The Netherlands      Netherlands is located on the western side of the European continent with Germany towards its east and Belgium towards its south. The word ‘Netherlands’ signifies low countries, which stems from the fact that most of Netherlands is situated below the sea level. This destination is a favorite for those holidaying with families. More..




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