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The Netherlands (also called Holland) is a modern, advanced European country. The Kingdom of the Netherlands also includes the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba in the Caribbean. It is a member of the United Nations and the European Union.
Quick Facts
Location: Western
Language: Dutch
Capital: Amsterdam
Government: Const.
Population: 16.4 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: GMT+1
Phone code: +31
Internet TLD: .nl

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Major Cities
Amsterdam 740,000
Rotterdam 600,000
The Hague 465,000
Utrecht 270,000
Eindhoven 210,000
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Netherlands Travel & Tourist Guide
Amsterdam is a fantastic hangout with its canals, parks, restaurants, cafés, famous museums and historical sights. The flat surface of the Netherlands is perfect for biking and walking while admiring the windmills and tulip fields.

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Netherlands Transportation
The main airport in Holland is Amsterdam (Schiphol), but there are other airports as well. The Netherlands has an advanced rail network. Both train and bus travel are efficient ways of getting around. There is an extensive road and motorway network. Dutch motorways are toll free. There are regular ferry lines to England.

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Dutch Railways

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History of the Netherlands
The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom in 1830. Succeeded in remaining neutral during World War I, but it was occupied by Germany in World War II. The Dutch economy recovered rapidly and the Netherlands became a multicultural and very liberal country with a modern, advanced economy. The Netherlands is a founding member of the European Union.

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Holland Weather
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Current weather in Amsterdam: 9°C, Fair
High: 18 °C (65 °F)
Low: 8 °C (47 °F)
11 April · 07:54 CEST
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Current weather in Rotterdam: 9°C, Fair
High: 19 °C (66 °F)
Low: 9 °C (48 °F)
11 April · 07:54 CEST
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