Netherlands Tourism

The Netherlands (/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ) is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government and parliament. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe – as large as the next three largest combined – and was the world's largest port between 1962 and 2004. The name Holland is also frequently and incorrectly used to refer informally to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. "Netherlands" literally means "lower countries", influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level. Most of the areas below sea level are man-made. Since the late 16th century, large areas (polders) have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes, amounting to nearly 17% of the country's current land mass. With a population density of 408 people per km2 – 505 (July 2016) if water is excluded – the Netherlands is a very densely populated country. Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and a higher population density. Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States. This is partly due to the fertility of the soil and the mild climate. The Netherlands was the third country in the world to have an elected parliament, and since 1848 it has been governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, organised as a unitary state. The Netherlands has a long history of social tolerance and is generally regarded as a liberal country, having legalised abortion, prostitution and euthanasia, while maintaining a progressive drugs policy. In 2001, it became the world's first country to legalise same-sex marriage. The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU, Eurozone, G-10, NATO, OECD and WTO, and a part of the trilateral Benelux Union. The country is host to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU's criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world's legal capital". The Netherlands is also a part of the Schengen Area. The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 17th of 177 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom. It had the thirteenth-highest per capita income in the world in 2013 according to the International Monetary Fund. In 2013, the United Nations World Happiness Report ranked the Netherlands as the seventh-happiest country in the world, reflecting its high quality of life.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Netherlands, which is a city in Netherlands. The nearest major city to Netherlands is Rotterdam. Take a short trip from Netherlands and set some time aside to explore the Rotterdam. Dotted with places like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum; it will definitely be a good idea. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Popular vacation packages of Netherlands are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Netherlands.

  • Know the pollution level of Netherlands before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.9 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.71 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.08 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.68 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.3 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Netherlands for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Netherlands.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.28 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.44 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.97 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.52 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 19.35 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.06 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.9 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.88 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.84 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.39 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.94 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Netherlands is 183.24 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.28 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.16 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.25 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.53 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.14 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.78 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.37 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.13 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Netherlands

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.91 USD

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