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Binnenhof - The Parliament of The Netherlands, The Hague (by Markus Bernet, via Wikimedia Commons)

Binnenhof – The Parliament of The Netherlands, The Hague (by Markus Bernet, via Wikimedia Commons)

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The Netherlands – A prosperous and beautiful nation

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Map of The Netherlands

Map of The Netherlands

As a prosperous European nation with many world-class museums and galleries, beautiful landscapes and stunning waterscapes, and picturesque sceneries, the Netherlands is one of the world’s favorite travel and vacation destinations.

Located in the Western Europe at mouths of three major European rivers – Rhine, Maas and Schelde, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany, the Netherlands has total land area of 33,893 square kilometers, slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey of the United States.

Based on 2014 estimate, Kingdom of the Netherlands has 16,877,351 population, including Dutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8% (2008 estimate).Dutch is the official national language in the Netherlands.

Modern & prosperous

Amsterdam view, The Netherlands

Amsterdam view, The Netherlands

The Netherlands is a modern, industrialized nation and the sixth-largest economy in the euro-zone with stable industrial relations, moderate unemployment and inflation, sizable trade surplus, and important role as a European transportation hub. Industrial activity is predominantly in food processing, chemicals, petroleum refining, and electrical machinery. A highly mechanized agricultural sector employs only 2% of the labor force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports. The Netherlands is a large exporter of agricultural products in the world.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Netherlands was among the first 11 EU countries establishing the euro currency zone on 1 January 1999 and began circulating the euro currency on 1 January 2002.

The Netherlands has highly developed and well maintained telephone system with extensive fixed-line fiber-optic network; large cellular telephone system with 5 major operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) technology. In 2009, The Netherlands has about 14.872 million Internet users.

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Travel destinations with beautiful landscapes & waterscapes

Windmill, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Windmill, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

– Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the Capital City of the Netherlands, is one of Europe’s most exciting cities to visit. It has dozens of museums and galleries, including the Van Gogh Museum, 17th century historical buildings, world-class restaurants serving foods from all over the world, beautiful landscapes and stunning waterscapes.

Amsterdam luxury hotels

There are many luxury hotels in Amsterdam. NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, Swissotel Amsterdam Hotel, are some of Amsterdam’s luxury hotels with excellent services.

The Peace Palace - International Court of Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands

The Peace Palace – International Court of Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands

– The Hague

The Hague has been the political capital of the Netherlands Since the sixteenth century. It is also one of the world’s favorite travel and vacation destinations with world-class museums, luxury hotels, excellent restaurants and exciting nightlife. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, Prince William V Gallery, Panorama Mesdag, Mesdag Museum, Peace Palace, Gemeente Museum, Netherlands Congres Building, Parliament Building, Scheueningen Beach are some of The Hague’s tourist attractions and sightseeing highlights.

Madurodam miniature park, The Hague

Madurodam miniature park, The Hague

Madurodam miniature park

Madurodam is a miniature park and tourist attraction in the Scheveningen district of The Hague. It is home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and large developments. The park was opened in 1952 and has been visited by tens of millions of visitors since. In 2012, Madurodam celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Luxury hotels in The Hague

There are many luxury hotels in The Hague, including the Atlantic Hotel, the Dorint Novotel Den Haag Hotel (Dorint Novotel The Hague Hotel), provide visitors with excellent services in this exciting and charming Holland’s city.

– Lisse – Keukenhof Gardens

Lisse is a small town located in southwest of Amsterdam. Keukenhof Gardens of Lisse, known as the Garden of Europe, is the world’s second largest flower garden following Dubai Miracle Garden. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs with a total of 800 varieties of tulips are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres).

Keukenhof Gardens is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region” and open annually from mid-March to mid-May. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol.

From Dutch countryside to fishing villages, you can find a lot of picturesque sceneries in this charming and prosperous European nation.