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Area: 41 528 km²
Capital: Amsterdam
Population: 16,730,632 inhabitants (2012)

Travel Advice
Current status: No special security risks.
More information about this advice can be found on Government Administration . ( Rijksoverheid).

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Best time
July and August are the best months to travel to the Netherlands. In these months, you have the best chance of summer temperatures.

Dutch is the official language in the Netherlands. In addition, in the province of Friesland Frisian is the official language. Many Dutch people speak a second language (mainly English, German or French). There will also be various dialects such as in  Brabant and Limburg

Travel Documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit the Netherlands you not need vaccinations.

Money and Money
In the Netherlands paid with the euro (EUR).

Traffic and route
In the Netherlands you must drive on the right side of the road.

Two different plugs used in the Netherlands (230 volts).

Tap water
The tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news concerning the Netherlands can be found on Google news.
An overview of the papers from the Netherlands can be found at Abyznewslinks..

Websites in Netherlands end in .com.
Official websites Netherlands: and

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Netherlands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Netherlands.

An overview of all the other holidays in the Netherlands can be found at

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (eg national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in the Netherlands found on Protectedplanet.
An overview of the World Heritage in the Netherlands can be found on the World Heritage List  (Werelderfgoedlijst) of UNESCO.