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A small country, Netherlands is famous for its vibrant culture and pleasing atmosphere.

Netherlands is a wonderful location where three major rivers merge into the North Sea. Visitors can enjoy visiting the numerous canals, lakes and beautiful coastlines during their stay in Netherlands.

Rotterdam is a beautiful city with modern architecture that visitors will love to explore. Visit one of the museums in the city or admire the picturesque buildings. The Rotterdam Zoo and Arboretum Trompenburg are excellent to visit. Enjoy some amazing views of the harbor from the Erasmus Bridge.

Delft is a wonderful historic town that has preserved its tradition and architecture well. The beautiful canals and white ceramics are definitely worth seeing. Strolling through the town gives visitors an opportunity to see the beauty of the city closely. The botanical garden is good to explore and visitors can enjoy a boat ride on the canal. The Petting Zoo is a great attraction which kids love. Next to the zoo is a waterpark that has some enjoyable rides. The city is known for its traditional pottery.

The Hoge Veluwe National Park is a large national park with a wide geographical variation ranging from woodlands to sand dunes. Visit the famous Keukenhof flower fields. To see the true Dutch glory visit the Kinderdijk windmills. Located in Kaatsheuvel the Efteling theme park attracts several visitors of all ages. There are rides for everyone to have fun. To enjoy some outdoor fun visit the island of Texel that presents numerous opportunities for swimming, cycling and horseback riding.

Netherlands is a delightful place to enjoy shopping. Visitors can shopping for blue pottery, earthenware, silverware, crystal and glass.

Though Islam is a minority religion in Netherlands, Muslims reside in the major cities of the country and there are over 400 masaajid in the country. The El Tawheed Masjid in Amsterdam is the main masjid in the capital. Finding Halal food in Netherlands is not very difficult and Amsterdam has quite a number of Halal restaurants providing a range of cuisines. Relish pea soup, bitterball, borecole mash potatoes, stoofvlees and Dutch pancakes - for Halal restaurants in the city, please check our Halal Restaurant listing. If there are no restaurants listed for the city, then please make sure you inquire from the locals or the local Halal certifying body what food you could consume and where you could find Halal food/ restaurants in the city.

Netherlands has a well-organized public transport system and all the towns and villages are well-connected by trains and buses. Trains make the backbone of public transport in the country. Intercity trains operate within almost all the cities making traveling convenient. Cars are a good way to visit the countryside and also explore the interiors of a city. Taxis are also a good means of transport.

  • Netherlands Overview

    A small country, Netherlands is famous for its vibrant culture and pleasing atmosphere.

    Netherlands is a wonderful location where three major rivers merge into the North Sea. Visitors can enjoy visiting the numerous canals, lakes and beautiful coastlines during their stay in Netherlands.

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Netherland Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Amsterdam

GEOGRAPHY

Netherlands share boundries with Belgium and Germany, it has a coast of nearly 451 km's and a land area of 33,883 Km².

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 16.5 Million. Muslims account for about 6% of the population.

CLIMATE

With a frequent rain fall and an annual average temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) Netherlands tend to have a maritime climate. The average temperature in january will be around 2 °C (35.6 °F).and the temperature during july will be closer to 19 °C (66.2 °F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Dutch is the official languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+1 hrs
GMT+1hrs  Daylight Saving time

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 6 PM

HOLIDAYS
New Year's Day : January 1st
Queen's Day : April 30th
Remembrance of the Dead : May 4th
Liberation Day: May 5th
Saint Nicholas Eve : December 5th
Christmas : December 26th

CURRENCY

Euro

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 112

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