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.
Watch Your Step
"Fietspaden" are specially-designed bike paths, and are found everywhere. Pedestrians cannot walk on them.
The Netherlands has the highest population density in Europe per square kilometre.
On average, the Dutch person cycles 2.5 km per day and 900 km per year.
70% of the world's bacon comes from Netherlands.
- 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