Netherlands: Travel Guide

Holland country

Did you know?Did you know?

  • Bordering on Belgium and Germany, the whole country is 20% below sea level
  • Frisian is also a language spoken, however only of around 10% speak it fluently
  • There are 3 rivers which act as a cultural and natural border including the Rhine, Waal and Meuse
  •  The Delta Works is the largest flood protection system in the world

LocationLocation

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RegionsRegions

Netherland Regions

Netherland Regions

Major CitiesMajor Cities

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Maastrict, Utrecht

netherlandsCulture / customes

‘Time is money’ is the pharse that is thrown around in the Netherlands these days.

The Dutch prefer not to waste time with small talk at the beginning or end of the meeting.

Business negociations in the Netherlands are never easy as descisions are made quicker than usual.

That being said, the Dutch love informal meetings, as long as they are on time and decisions are met as a a result.

VisaVisa for a short term stay

The Schengen visa is required for Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland that will allow the holder of one to travel flexible through these countries.

windmillSpecial attributes / uiqueness

There are a total of 1180 windmills which spread all over the Netherland’s countryside

As mentioned above the Netherlands are at least half of the entire country is below sea level, and the Dutch translation meaning ‘Low Country’.

The country has 2 capitals which are Amsterdam, known as the official capital, and The Hague where the seat of the governments is located.

The Keukenhof Park meaning ‘Kitchen Court’ is Netherland’s prime tourist attraction as it is the world’s largest flower garden.

National FestivalsNational Festivals

  • Kings Day
  • Flower Parade (Bloemencorso)
  • Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival
  • World Christmas Circus
  • The Hague Festival

CurrencyCurrency

Euro

current weatherCurrent weather

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EmbassyBritish Embassy: (addresses in major cities)

Amsterdam

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