Key Information & Facts of Netherlands

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 10 January 2016.

General Info

Amsterdam

is the capital and largest city.

Euro (€) (EUR)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is called the cent. 100 cents = 1 euro.

16,971,452

is the population (2015 estimate).

Central European Time (CET) (UTC+1)

is the country’s time zone.

Dutch

is the main language spoken.

Latin

is the script used with the Dutch alphabet and language.

41,543

km2 (16,033 mi2) is its area.

+31

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

NL

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

'Nederland'

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

'Dutch'

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the tobacco purchase age, though there doesn’t seem to be a restriction on smoking.

18

is the legal drinking age.

16

is the age of consent.

112

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

King Willem-Alexander

is the monarch.

Constitutional Monarchy

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Mark Rutte

is the prime minister.

'Ik zal handhaven'

is the country’s national motto (meaning “I will uphold” in Dutch).

Staten-Generaal

(States General) is the country’s legislating body.

'Wilhelmus'

(“William”) is the country’s national anthem.
Netherlands Flag

Key Cities & Regions

Amsterdam

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