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Netherlands

  • Amsterdam
    What's My Name?

    The Netherlands and Holland are not the same thing. Holland is the western coastal area of the country, consisting of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Haarlem, Leiden and the Hague.

  • Car
    Watch Your Step

    "Fietspaden" are specially-designed bike paths, and are found everywhere. Pedestrians cannot walk on them.

  • Stairs
    Close Quarters

    The Netherlands has the highest population density in Europe per square kilometre.

  • Man on a bike
    Pedal On

    On average, the Dutch person cycles 2.5 km per day and 900 km per year.

  • Cows in a line
    Makin'

    70% of the world's bacon comes from Netherlands.

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Kingdom of the Netherlands 
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Population: 16.8 million
  • Official Language: Dutch
  • Currency: Euro
  • Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: early September to late December
    Semester 2: early February to late April 

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