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Netherlands Country Quickfacts

  • Dam Sqaure
  • Caribbean Carnival in Rotterdam
  • A picture over the canals
  • Market Hall
Area:  41,543 km2
Capital: Amsterdam (The seat of government is located in The Hague)
Country Code: 31
Country Population: 16,919,139
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: Euros
Departure Tax: None
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 230 V
Ethnic Groups: 

78% Dutch; 6% Other EU; 2.2% Turks

Flag: Austrian Flag
Location:  Northern Europe
Official Language(s): Dutch, West Frisian (English is widely spoken)
Religion: Agnostic, Roman Catholic
Time Zone: CET (UTC +1)
Tipping: Tipping is expected, much like North American styles.


Netherlands Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to the Netherlands.

Learn about the history and culture of the Netherlands, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about the Netherlands's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Netherlands for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Netherlands tours today!


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