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The Netherlands is located in Northwest Europe and has a population of 16.4 million people. The Netherlands is a thriving tourist destination with the traditional landscapes of windmills and tulips, to the vibrant and entertaining city of Amsterdam. The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch, and English, German and French are also widely spoken.

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Best time to travel

The Netherlands has a mild climate with generally warm summers and cold winters.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Euro (EUR, symbol €). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required by nationals from the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK/EU for stays of up to three months.

Getting there

The main international airport is located in Amsterdam.

Dialling codes

To call Netherlands, the country dialling code is +31.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Netherlands at:

Lonely Planet -​the-netherlands

Netherlands Embassy in the USA -​dutchmissions.asp

Netherlands Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on the Netherlands -​NHSEngland/​healthcarenetherlands/​Pages/​healthcarenetherlands.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011