Travel Information for Netherlands
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Dutch Other languages:    Frisian
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.nlInternational Dialling Code:    31

For help planning your trip to Netherlands including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Netherlands trip planning page.

Further information on Netherlands

Discover more about Netherlands - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of netherlands

Total area: 41,526 sq km (7,643 sq km under water)

Coastline: 451 km (North Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Belgium (450km), Germany (577km)

Highest mountain: Vaalserberg (322m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Netherlands from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 10/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 17/179
Press FreedomGood situation 4/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 8/174
Overall Ranking:    5/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Kingdom of the Netherlands     Status: Independent Country

Population: 16,877,351 (rank: 65/196)     Density: 406.4 people/sq km (rank: 17/196)

Ethnic groups: Dutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Netherlands Antilles & Aruba 0.8%, other 4.8% (2008 est.)

Religions: Roman Catholic 30%, Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, other Protestant 3%, Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42% (2006)

GDP (PPP): $696.3 billion       GDP per capita: $41,400 (rank: 14/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.