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Netherlands Geography & Maps

  • Bordered by Belgium and Germany
  • Harbour of Rotterdam

Located in Western Europe, the Netherlands shares borders with Germany in the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea in the north and the west. Although relatively small in size, the Netherlands has a population of approximately 16 million people.

The geography of the country can be divided into two parts: the low and flat lands found in the western and northern parts of the country and then the higher lands. A very flat country, the highest point in the Netherlands is Vaalserberg at 322.7 m (1,059 ft) approximately one-fifth of the Netherlands is below sea level. As such, an extensive range of sea walls and coastal dunes protect the country from the sea. Dikes are situated around the several rivers and canals that crisscross the country to help when they flood.


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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