The official name of the country is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander is the king of the nation. Holland actually only means the two provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. However, the name Holland is often used when all of the Netherlands is meant.

The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, and The Hague is the seat of government in the Netherlands. The Netherlands in total is over and over again called as “Holland”, even though North, as well as South Holland, is, in fact, simply two of its provinces. With little over sixteen million population, it is a heavily populated country. It once used to be a huge naval power. This small country talks with excessive pride about its cultural heritage and is well-known for its painters, clogs, windmills and scandalously flat lands.

Language Dutch
Currency Euros € (EUR)
Electricity 230V. Most common sockets are sort of a combination of Types C and F.


How to get to Netherlands?

There are five airports in the Netherlands:

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Schiphol is the biggest, most important and the busiest airport in the Netherlands. It’s the fifth most trafficked airport in Europe. It is located in Haarlemmermeer, a municipality that borders towards the city of Haarlem. The tourists who land at Schiphol can benefit themselves of the suitable Dutch Railways (NS) service that links the airport to Amsterdam Central Station within 15 minutes. Schiphol is the main convenient civilian airport for Amsterdam.

Eindhoven Airport – Eindhoven Airport is like the Dutch hub for numerous European low-priced and small airlines. Its location in North Brabant makes it relatively far from Amsterdam, at least by Dutch standards and values. The airport can be reached by NS train in approximately 90 minutes and by Hermes bus number 401 from Eindhoven Station in approximately 30 minutes. The advantage of this airport is that several low-price air carriers like Ryanair, Wizz Air and Transavia will operate through Eindhoven Airport.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport – Rotterdam The Hague Airport is the Netherlands’ third largest airport, coming after Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Eindhoven Airport. Rotterdam The Hague Airport can manage only one million tourists per year, chiefly clients of the seven low-cost airlines that function through the airport. Rotterdam is the only airport next to Schiphol that’s situated in the Randstad.

Maastricht Aachen Airport – Maastricht Aachen Airport is a local airport in Beek, the Netherlands It is the second-largest focal point for cargo flights in the Netherlands.

Groningen Airport Eelde – Groningen Airport Eelde is a civilian airport near Eelde, in the northeastern Netherlands. Only the following three airlines; Corendon, BMI and Transavia can ground on the two runways of this small airport in Eelde.